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Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board of Directors Announce Michael J. Montante as 24th President

Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board of Directors Announce Michael J. Montante as 24th President

Buffalo, N.Y. (March 21, 2016) – The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation announced the appointment of Michael J. Montante as President of its Board of Directors.

 

Montante, who serves as Vice President of Uniland Development Company, is the Foundation’s 24th president. An active member of the Western New York community, Montante is also a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership board, the Catholic Health Acute Care board, the Darwin Martin House board, the Canisius High School Board of Trustees, and serves on the Business Advisory Council for the Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business.

 

“I’m honored to help lead the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation and maintain our organization’s role in supporting the ongoing resurgence of our region,” said Montante.

Additional appointments to the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation include:

Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Beer Enthusiasts About to Get a Taste of WNY Brewing History

Something very unique has been brewing in Buffalo for nearly three years, and this “wild ale” is about to be unleashed on local beer enthusiasts!

This particular brewing adventure dates back to the summer of 2013, before Big Ditch Brewing Company opened its doors at 55 East Huron St. in downtown Buffalo. Hoping to promote the brewery, Big Ditch President Matt Kahn and Head Brewer Corey Catalano visited the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on two occasions to hand out a few trinkets and conduct home brewing demonstrations.

E.M. Hager & Sons Company Building

E.M. Hager & Sons Company Building
 The E.M. Hager & Sons Company Building was a historic planing mill located in downtown Buffalo, Erie County, New York. The main section was built in 1878 and is a three-story brick building. Two-story additions were made to the main block about 1880, and a three-story wing about 1920. It features brick corbelling and segmental arched openings. E.M. Hager & Sons Company remained in operation until the 1980s, after which the building was converted to a restaurant (Spaghetti Warehouse) and night club.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.(Wikipedia)

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Administrative Professionals Group to Host Retirement Planning Speaker

Mark W. Narby, Esq., co-founder of The Social Security Guys, will discuss “Strategies to Retirement Planning” at the next meeting of the WNY Administrative Professionals. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 14, in the Barton Room on the 8th floor of the Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo.

Open to members, interested administrative professionals and guests, the event will feature dinner and networking from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Narby’s presentation from 6:15 to 7 p.m., and a Q&A session and organizational updates from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The cost of the meeting and dinner is just $15, and reservations are due by Friday, April 8. 

Harrison Radiator - 1929

Harrison Radiator - 1929

HARRISON RADIATOR BUILDING #3  under construction in April of 1929. View is looking SW from intersection of Walnut & Elm Street, Lockport N.Y.  Harrison Radiator started in Lockport in 1910 when Herbert C. Harrison developed the first hexagonal cell honeycomb radiator. The Company is now Delphi Thermal Systems on Upper Mountain Rd. in Lockport.

Picture below is same view as it looks today. (Google Earth image)

The Buffalo History Gazette

The Buffalo History Gazette FB

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an educational seminar at Brookdale Williamsville on Saturday, March 5, at 11 am. Brookdale is located at 6076 Main St., Williamsville.

The seminar is open to the community and focuses on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. To register, please call Brookdale at 632-7123.

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

New Owner Brings Friendly, Professional Atmosphere to Sink or Swim Tattoo

Sink or Swim Tattoo, located on the second floor of a commercial building at 1040 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, is under new ownership, with a familiar face now running the operation.

Former Sink or Swim tattoo artist Keith Kuzara took ownership of the business on Oct. 1, 2015, after working at the shop for nearly four years. Kuzara is a self-taught and award-winning tattoo artist with six years of industry experience.

“I was planning on opening my own shop eventually, when this opportunity suddenly popped up,” said Kuzara. “With the previous owner moving out of state, the timing and situation was right to take over the business.”

Sink or Swim now employs five tattoo artists, including the multi-tattooed owner.