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Niagara Falls Professional Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Jennifer Starkey, communications manager with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation (NTCC), has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations

The Accreditation program aims to improve the practice of public relations by assessing competence in 60 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the profession including theory and application, communication law, and advanced skills in research, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.

Starkey completed a rigorous process including an oral presentation of her portfolio to a Readiness Review panel and a computer-based examination. 

Niagara USA Video Approaches 70,000 Views

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- A video produced by the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation has been viewed 68,228 times since it was posted in the summer of ’09. The film takes visitors on a digital romp across the region and its many attractions – from the Falls, to the canal, to the lakeshore and beyond.

NCIDA Approves Incentive Package for Verizon

NCIDA says projects total approximately $4.5 billion in investments and the creation of hundreds of permanent jobs

SANBORN, NEW YORK - The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) today unanimously voted to approve an incentive package for Verizon for the company's proposed $4.5 billion data operations complex in the Town of Somerset.  The Agency also received an application from Greenpac Mill LLC for a $400 million investment in the City of Niagara Falls.

"These projects signify that Niagara County is open for business and that we have many positive attributes, including a productive workforce for companies to compete and grow in a global economy," said Niagara County Industrial Development Agency Chairman Henry M. Sloma.  "Niagara County is quickly becoming a destination for the emerging data and operations centers and green energy manufacturing industries."

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’91 Lincoln Town Car with the 4.6-liter V8. While I was driving home the other day the accelerator seemed to slip past its normal position a little too far. From then on, it accelerates very slowly and will not kick into overdrive when the accelerator is depressed all the way to the floor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Lucas from Keosauqua, WA

Local Fitness Expert Creates New Training Program for U.S. Marines

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., was contacted by trainers from the U.S. Marine Corp. base in Camp Lejune over the summer to consult on new training methods. After contributing with Noreen Kuhn on the Semper Fit presentation titled “Uncommon Training with Common Movements,” next came a week-long mentoring program that ran daily from 6 a.m. until the dead of the night. 

TeamSave Buffalo Expands Into Rochester Area

TeamSave Buffalo, the popular new collective buying website that allows Western New Yorkers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo area businesses, has expanded into the Rochester marketplace!

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 F250 4x4 Ex Cab with a 6.0 L Diesel. What are your thoughts on the chip tuners such as Bully Dog and Super Chips? Are they worth the investment?
Douglas from Tornado, WV

Douglas,