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Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

Working Like a Dog: Study Confirms Benefits of Bringing Pets to Work

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Harvey is no ordinary canine. The 3-year-old boxer has a full-time job, working almost every day at Greensboro, N.C.-based Replacements, Ltd. 

"Every morning he's standing by the front door, waiting to go to work," says Harvey's owner, Sara Vestal, restoration manager. "He's been coming with me since he was 6 weeks old, and he truly thinks this is his job. If he sees me taking something out of a box, he grabs a box too and is by my side trying to help." 

Ad Club Tackles Sports Marketing, Entertainment

Ad Club Tackles Sports Marketing, Entertainment

Esteemed panel will give insight at July AdLab on advertising opportunities for companies in the sports world

MadeinBuffalo.com Targets Bills Fans Everywhere withTailgate Pack

MadeinBuffalo.com Targets Bills Fans Everywhere withTailgate Pack

MadeinBuffalo.com, a division of CityMade, Inc., is now offering Western New York football fans the Ultimate Tailgate Party Pack that is sure to score big and enhance your tailgating experience.

The Ultimate Tailgate Party Pack includes six pounds of Sahlen's Hot Dogs, two pounds of Mineo & Sapio Italian Sausage, two containers of Bison French Onion Chip Dip, two seven-ounce Battistoni Pepperoni sticks, one bottle of Uncle Bob's Marinade, one 12-ounce bottle of Weber’s Mustard, two Buffalo Bills drink koozies and one Buffalo Bills bumper sticker. Free overnight priority shipping is included.

Go Veggies Cafe & Mini Market Opens in Elmwood Village

Go Veggies Cafe & Mini Market Opens in Elmwood Village

Go Veggies Cafe & Mini Market, a new restaurant focused on improving and maintaining the health and well being of the Western New York community through healthy food options, has opened in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village. The new eatery, owned and operated by Genga Ponnampalam, is located at 264 Bryant St., just steps from Elmwood Avenue. The cafe also serves as a retail location for Go Veggies products.

Fort Appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hilbert

Fort Appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hilbert

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Gregg Fort, assistant vice president for university advancement at DePaul University in Chicago, has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Hilbert College, announced President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D. His appointment is effective July 9.

In his new role, Fort will lead all aspects of Hilbert’s fundraising efforts and the college’s government relations and alumni affairs programs and activities. He also will oversee comprehensive strategies to seek private support through major gifts, the Hilbert Fund, and private and public grants.

In making the appointment, Zane said, “With Gregg’s nearly 25 years of experience in higher education fundraising, we are pleased to have a leader of his caliber to serve as Hilbert’s vice president for institutional advancement. His extensive background will be tremendously valuable in building on the college’s philanthropic efforts and creating the framework to foster a strong major gifts program.”

IRS Tax Workshop Being Offered to Nonprofit Organizations

IRS Tax Workshop Being Offered to Nonprofit Organizations

HAMBURG, N.Y. – A one-day IRS tax workshop designed to help small and medium-size nonprofit organizations gain a better understanding of tax-exempt responsibilities, employment issues and related areas will be hosted by the Hilbert College Center for Adult and Graduate Studies.

The workshop, which is one of only two being offered in the Northeast this year, will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17 in Michael’s Banquet Facility at 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. CLE, CPE and CE credits will be available for participating professionals.

Experienced IRS tax exempt organization specialists will address the benefits and requirements to maintain tax-exempt status, unrelated business income, including gaming activities, employment matters, an overview of the redesigned Form 990, and required disclosures.

Featured luncheon speaker will be Joseph Roccisano, director of agency relations at United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.

Grisanti Introduces New Medicaid Fraud Technology That Will Save Taxpayers $5 Billion

Grisanti Introduces New Medicaid Fraud Technology That Will Save Taxpayers $5 Billion

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today unveiled new biometric technology during a midday press conference that will combat Medicaid fraud in New York State. Grisanti’s co-sponsorship of bill S.4384 establishes the Medicaid identification and anti-fraud technology program utilizing the science of measuring human body characteristics like fingerprinting for authentication purposes. 

This legislation will require the Department of Health to develop and implement a program using biometric technologies in hospitals, clinics and pharmacies for the purpose of fighting fraud in the Medicaid program by having patients and providers verify their identity prior to payment being made.