Paying homage to healthy employers

A healthy workforce can't help but make for a healthy workplace, right? That's the message we're getting from this list of companies of all shapes and sizes that have been recognized for creating a culture that promotes wellness. The region’s Healthiest Employers were honored at a healthy luncheon and expo May 25 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The selection process was organized by Springbuk LLC, based on a series of 75 questions. The employer index is generated through an encrypted…

Meet the 2017 manufacturing award winners

Read more on the individual companies below and see the accompanying sideshow for another look. Chapin international Inc. General Excellence Award 700 Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020 • chapinmfg.com Manufactured product: Compressed-air sprayers for the lawn and garden industry and sprayers for the concrete and industrial markets. We design and manufacture lawn and salt spreaders. Our Heath Outdoor division manufactures wild bird food (suet) along with feeders and houses. We also have a division…

Year in Review, image by image

As usual, there has been a lot of news to cover and 2016 has given us plenty to report on. In this look-back item, we'll pass on the some of the obvious — like the new president — and focus on a portion of those in Western New York who have appeared in Business First of Buffalo throughout the year. Check out the slideshow via the lens of photographer Jim Courtney and others on the editorial staff.