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Jennifer Behm Named Partner at Berardi Immigration Law

Jennifer Behm Named Partner at Berardi Immigration Law

Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Jennifer Behm has been named Partner.

Behm joined Berardi Immigration Law as an Associate Attorney in 2011. She advises multinational companies and individual clients in all aspects of immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, NAFTA matters, family and employment-based green cards, criminal waivers, consular processing and naturalization. A native of Phoenixville, PA, and current resident of Amherst, NY, she received her Juris Doctor from the SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.  

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Curtiss Hotel project finally underway in Buffalo


BUFFALO, NY - The transformation of a historic Buffalo landmark into a boutique hotel is officially underway. Demolition work recently began at the Curtiss Hotel, which is estimated to be an $18 million project.

Developer Mark Croce said, "We're very excited about being able to save a very unique piece of Buffalo's architecture and bring it back to life with a great new concept that's going to fill the inner walls and rooftop."

Thompson Square, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lynyrd Skynyrd Join Seneca Allegany Events Center Entertainm

Thompson Square, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lynyrd Skynyrd Join Seneca Allegany Events Center Entertainm

Take one part modern country, one part classic pop music and one part Southern rock, and it all adds up to a diverse entertainment lineup at Seneca Allegany Events Center this fall.  Coming to the 2,400-seat venue in Salamanca will be Thompson Square on October 26, Engelbert Humperdinck on November 7 and Lynyrd Skynyrd on November 29.

U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs Releases Information Regarding CCD Performance Issues

U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs Releases Information Regarding CCD Performance Issues

 

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs has recently answered some questions regarding the worldwide Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) problems that have delayed many from receiving their U.S. passports and visas. Consular Affairs is reporting that significant progress has been made in addressing the problem and most of the backlogged nonimmigrant visas have been issued. 

However, efforts are still being made to bring the CCD back up to its full operational capacity. Visa applicants are advised that they might still experience delays of up to one week in additional processing times and should take this into consideration when making travel plans. 

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Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

Name Change for Buffalo Bar Caught Up in Trademark Dispute


BUFFALO, N.Y. - A Buffalo bar and restaurant that found itself in legal trouble because of its name, even before it opens, has made a change.

Owners of the new watering hole at Franklin and West Tupper wanted to call their new place "Blood and Sand". However, a restaurant in St. Louis with the same name filed a trademark infringement lawsuit.

Rather than fight, the Buffalo owners picked a new name, Buffalo Proper. It opens Friday.


Niagara County IDA Accepts Applications for projects valued at $5.6 million

NIAGARA COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACCEPTS two applications for assistance

 

Projects combined valued at approximately $5.6 million

 

SANBORN, NEW YORK – The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) board of directors today accepted applications for assistance from DSAV LLC (Sleep Inn) and Ultimate Physique Inc. at its August board meeting.

“The addition of yet another flagship hotel brand shows that there is great interest in investment in the city of Niagara Falls by the lodging industry,” said Henry M. Sloma, Chairman of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.  “We also are pleased to see an applicant taking advantage of the various benefits in our opportunity zone program, which was created specifically to encourage investment in Lockport, North Tonawanda and Niagara Falls.”