Buffalo News Story: April 7, 2021
West Side Bazaar makes plans for new home on Niagara Street
The food and retail business, which helps small businesses get a start, is moving from Grant Street to a new home at 1432 Niagara St.
Niagara Frontier Publications: March 23, 2021
M&T Bank: $400,000 + in funding for pandemic relief & racial equity efforts
M&T Bank announced it has donated $417,000 to support communities in Western New York as they continue to navigate the challenges of the pandemic
Buffalo Business First: February 17, 2021
These Buffalo Businesses are among the Best Places to Work in WNY
The entries have been reviewed and the calculations completed. Eighty-two companies will be honored as Best Places to Work 2021 finalists at a virtual celebration on March 31.
Buffalo News Story: February 9, 2021
Buffalo's Dim Sum Guide: Dumplings are just the beginning
It started, like so many food stories do, with a hungry reader’s question: Where can I get dim sum in Buffalo?
WGRZ Channel 2 News Story: February 6, 2021
Josh Norman's Buffalo Business Blitz distributes over 200 grants to small businesses
Of the 200 businesses, more than 100 are in the city, 52 percent are owned by women, and 43 percent are owned by people of color.
Buffalo News Story: January 28, 2021
What it will take to make Buffalo Niagara business more equitable
The push for diversity has been going on for years. And advocates say Buffalo Niagara's workforce still has a long way to go to truly become more equitable.
Buffalo Business Blitz WIVB Channel 4 Story: January 14, 2021
The Buffalo Business Blitz is continuing to help small, local businesses by giving out small business grants of up to $2,500.
Buffalo Business Blitz Ready for Applications: Buffalo News January 13, 2021
The Westminster Economic Development Initiative was chosen by Norman's foundation, Starz 24, to distribute the funds.
Family Desinations Guide: January 12, 2021
25 Best Things to Do in Buffalo, NY — Top Activities & Places to Go!
Curiously named after the American bison, the city of Buffalo is famous for its chicken wings, natural wonders, and cultural diversity.
The Batavian NYS Small Business Truth-In-Lending Act: December 24, 2020
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that protects the interests of New York’s small businesses who are taking out loans to survive the coronavirus pandemic and other emergencies.
Channel 7 News WKBW Buffalo Story: October 15, 2020
Kiosko Latino Restaurant represents culture & grit, opens stand-alone restaurant amidst pandemic
The Kiosko Latino restaurant on Buffalo's West Side is not just surviving, but thriving during this pandemic. That success has led the owner to make a big move for her business.
Channel 2 News WGRZ Buffalo Story: October 12, 2020
Restaurant owners graduate from the West Side Bazaar
Maria del Carmen and Alain Rodriguez have officially moved Kiosko Latino to its own brick and mortar at 345 West Ferry Street.
Buffalo News Story: October 9, 2020
West Side Bazaar "graduate" finds footing in familiar place
Husband-and-wife duo Alain Rodriguez and Maria del Carmen spent three years preparing authentic Puerto Rican and Mexican food in their commissary at 345 W. Ferry St., then lugging their dishes through a parking lot – dealing with snow, slush and wind, at times – into a small, kitchenless counter in the West Side Bazaar to serve customers.
Channel 4 News WIVB Buffalo Story: September 25, 2020
Siblings create tutorials in Arabic to help English as a second language with remote learning
Families across Western New York are being challenged by virtual learning, especially those who don’t speak English as a first language. A brother and sister in Buffalo are trying to change that.
Buffalo News Opinion Piece August 30, 2020
Another Voice: New York small businesses deserve truth in lending
In Buffalo and across New York State, small businesses are not only exposed to risks posed by Covid-19, but also to deception and harm from predatory lenders.
Avoiding Scams and Unethical Lending Practices June 2020
Actions by financial lenders meant to "entice, induce, and assist a borrower in taking a loan that they otherwise are unable to pay back reasonably."
Repudiated: "Unbankable" Business Owners June 2020
Starting and operating a small business is becoming increasingly difficult in today's world. Many individuals with aspirations of self-employment and entrepreneurship are being turned down by banks and other credit lending institutions.
Buffalo Protest Response June 4, 2020
In light of the events that have transpired this week in both Buffalo and across our Nation, I would like to take a moment to recognize the significance of what has brought us to this point as a society.