Month: January 2013

Skelos, Klein, Silver Announce Joint Legislative Budget Schedule

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean G. Skelos and Jeff Klein and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on a joint legislative budget schedule that sets deadlines that lead to the earliest adoption of a state budget in two decades. “This schedule sets out a plan to adopt a new …

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Niagara USA Chamber Elects New Officers and Members to Board of Directors

Sanborn, N.Y., January 31, 2013– At the January Board meeting of the Niagara USA Chamber, elections were held to fill open positions. Christian Boron from M&T Bank was elected the as chairman, a position previously held by Kevin Schuler from LP Ciminelli. “I am honored to be named chairman, and I look forward to working …

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Shared Services Committee Takes Shape — Syracuse Announces Members of Consolidation Panel

LOCKPORT—The government/private sector commission charged with cutting back redundancies in government will begin work soon, now that the panel’s membership has been finalized, Niagara County Legislature leaders announced today.  Legislator John Syracuse, R-Newfane, who chairs the newly-created ad hoc Committee on Governmental Shared Services and Consolidation, released a list of committee membership this morning after …

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N.Y. Power Authority Power Vista Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation in Black History Month Exhibit

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will display historic photos and projects focusing on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation during Black History Month in February at its admission-free visitors center, the Power Vista, located on the grounds of NYPA’s Niagara Power Project at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, N.Y. The Black History Month exhibit …

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Niagara USA Chamber President Named to Power Board

January 25, 2013 For Immediate Release Contact: Kory SchulerDirector of Government AffairsNiagara USA Chamberkschuler@niagarachamber.org716-285-9144   Niagara USA Chamber President Named to Power Board Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Deanna Alterio Brennen to the Power Proceeds Allocation Board.  The five member Proceeds Board will have the ability to …

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Chamber Support for Gill Creek

January 11, 2013Mr. Robert Kresse, ChairmanNiagara River Greenway Commission2136 West Oakfield RoadGrand Island, NY 14072 Dear Mr. Kresse  The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce, Niagara County’s leading business advocacy organization, is pleased to support the Niagara Street Area Business and Professional Association’s proposal submitted to the Niagara Greenway Commission.  Funding for this request would allow …

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Niagara USA Chamber Statement to PSC Re: National Grid Electric and Gas Rates

As Niagara County’s leading business advocacy organization with nearly 1000 members representing over 30,000 employees, the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce would like to comment on National Grid’s proposal on electric and natural gas rates.  While this is a difficult decision, we have to look at the overall business climate of Western New York before …

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Cuomo 2013 Budget Designed to Control Spending in New York

ALBANY, NY (01/22/2013)(readMedia)– “For the third year in a row, Governor Cuomo has presented a budget designed to control overall state spending. The Governor’s budget closes a $1 billion plus spending-gap with no new taxes or fees. It also provides additional mandate relief sending a signal to business leaders that the state is prepared to …

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