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WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Opens Two New Retail Stores

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Opens Two New Retail Stores

New 8 Clans, Swarovski stores expand shopping experience along resort’s West Concourse

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Celebration was in the air at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino this morning, as officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation marked the grand opening of two new retail outlets along the resort’s West Concourse.

The Olear Team Plans Senior Seminar on Important Real Estate Topics

The Olear Team Plans Senior Seminar on Important Real Estate Topics

 

“Organizing and staging your home” is the topic of a senior seminar to be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, by The Olear Team Inc. The event will take place in the MJ Peterson Real Estate offices located at 1244 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

“We offer downsizing seminars on a regular basis for the public, and we also have a special downsizing program specifically for caregivers,” said Michael Olear, lead broker with The Olear Team. “Our seminars can be catered to a variety of groups such as seniors, nonprofit organizations, women business owners or the general public.”

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

 

By Lauren Kirchmyer

Quitting a steady job to become an entrepreneur is a scary change filled with uncertainty. The move comes with a lot of hope and hard work, but according to local entrepreneur Adam Kern, the change can be a rewarding one.

The Orchard Park native graduated from the University at Buffalo and worked as an engineer when he started designing his own T-shirts through a company he named My Buffalo Shirt.

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

 

The recent stock market “correction” had a lot of people checking their 401K statements and rethinking their short- and long-term investment plans. Yet one unique investment strategy — investing in real estate through a self-directed custodial IRA — continues to provide an outstanding return and, perhaps more importantly, peace of mind for cautious investors.

“Finding sound investment properties in the Western New York marketplace is quite possible with the correct planning and execution,” said Michael Olear, licensed broker with The Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate. “There are many great opportunities right now for smart investors to purchase real estate, build a stable retirement portfolio and amass wealth.

Winter Market on Hertel Seeks Vendors for Upcoming Season

Winter Market on Hertel Seeks Vendors for Upcoming Season

 

Vendors are currently being sought for the second annual Winter Market on Hertel to take place in the 3,000-square-foot home of The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, located at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. The 16-week market will begin on Dec. 5 and continue through April 2. Market hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Dalia’s Bridal to Begin Offering Designer Dresses for All Occasions

Dalia’s Bridal to Begin Offering Designer Dresses for All Occasions

 

Dalia’s Bridal, which opened at 4558 Main St., Snyder, last December, is expanding its business and will begin offering designer dresses for all special occasions and social events — including beautiful dresses for mothers of the bride and groom — beginning the weekend of Aug. 28-29.

“We will have both long and short dresses, from cocktail to formal, in sizes 0 to 28,” said owner Dalia Nowak. “We will carry well-known designers such as Adrianna Papell, Jovani, Terani Couture, VM by Mori Lee and Cachet just to name a few, and all of our dresses will be sold right off the showroom floor.”