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What you should know about the coming week

Kaleida Health will begin searching for a new president this week Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Ian Barrett, Kaleida’s Chief Human Resources Officer, and Cheryl Klass, Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Operating Officer, are co-leading the search. The selection committee also includes doctors, nurses, executives, board members and employees.

The search comes after Kaleida announced earlier this month that Oishei Children’s Hospital President Allegra Jaros is leaving in late 2022 to become president of Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

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A replacement is being sought for Oishei Children’s Hospital President Allegra Jaros, who is leaving for a new position in Florida.

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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host a virtual presentation, “Creating environments with strong cultures”, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday by Chantele Thompson, City of Buffalo Chief Diversity Officer. The presentation is part of the partnership’s diversity and inclusion programme. The cost is $50 for members of the partnership and $100 for non-members.

US groceries will be hosting an open house for drivers Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the company’s West Seneca location at 125 Gardenville Parkway. Riders can receive a $1,500 sign-up bonus. Visit usfoods.com/careers for more information.

That Planning Committee of the City of Hamburg will review a site plan application from DATO Development for a 96-unit townhouse development on vacant land west of Briercliff Drive on Wednesday.

The panel is also expected to make a decision on a previously proposed site plan for a Dollar General Store at 6505 Southwestern Blvd., and will continue to receive reviews from:

  • Sinatra & Co. Real Estate proposed redevelopment of the former Immaculate Conception Convent in Multifamily and Senior Housing, 5272 South Park Ave.
  • A new Tacobell Restaurant at 4923 Southwestern Blvd.
  • A 14 lot subdivision as an extension of Niles Avenue

Recreation Center of Niagara will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at 2600 William St. in Newfane, the former site of the Inter-Community Memorial Hospital that converted the Niagara Recovery Center into a facility offering inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation services for people with problems, hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony with substance use disorders.

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Catch up on the latest news from the Buffalo Niagara economy:

The town of Tonawanda nursing home where a resident fell to her death from a window was fined by the state.

The long-delayed development of Sawyer’s Landing in Amherst is poised to move forward, but at significantly higher costs.

David Balkin, President of SUNY-Erie Community College was suspended with pay.

Executives at Evans Bank believe they are in a good position to weather a slowing economy

M&T Bank is expanding the footprint of its downtown technology hub by adding new rooms in the Lafayette Court Building.

Nine Main Street companies are Obtaining grants for facade and building improvements.

The conversion of an Amherst Street bowling alley into apartments go ahead.

The developer of a lakeside cannabis cultivation facility is preparing to launch its own training program for employees

Two more solar farms are coming to Chautauqua County.

WNY Goodwill Receives $3.6 Million in Federal Funding The Goodskills Career Builder program is to be expanded.

The schedule for plans to convert the homeopathic hospital building in Gates Ciorcle into apartments and commercial space is in flux As the economy cools and interest rates rise, the developer says.

M&T Bank stays the largest small business lender in the region.

community Groups demand transparency in a stadium performance plan.

CleanFiber is applies for approval for an extension in Hamburg.

There is a new residential community plan for seniors in Amherst.

Two new retailers – Sierra and Homesense – chose Amherst for their first stores in western New York.


Five readings from Buffalo Next:

1. Can one of western New York’s last independent hospitals stay on its own after a crippling pandemic? Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been independent since its inception in 1895, but senior officials are now weighing whether this model will be financially sustainable.

2. A different way of learning for children with autism: The Canisius College Institute for Autism Research offers a unique social skills intervention that starts with young children but could improve the quality of life for all autistic people.

3. As Micron chooses Syracuse, will Genesee County ever land its own semiconductor victory? The Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park, or STAMP, is demonstrating its ability to attract workers from both Rochester and Buffalo. But is its location in a remote spot in the city of Alabama a bigger liability than economic development officials think?

4. Will there be enough snow plow drivers this year? Some municipalities say they are short of staff, others say they are ready for the winter months.

5. A handful of solar farms proposed for locations in western New York will be among the largest in the state, which is pushing to get more electricity from renewable sources.

Buffalo Next reporters Jonathan D. Epstein, Jon Harris, Natalie Brophy, Matt Glynn, Janet Gramza, Samantha Christmann, and Mike Petro contributed to this summary.

The Buffalo Next team brings you an overview of the region’s economic revitalization. email tips [email protected] or reach Buffalo Next Editor David Robinson at 716-849-4435.


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