AAA seeks instructors for driver-ed program

It’s that time of year when young drivers are anxious to hit the road and the AAA Western and Central New York is seeking instructors. The organization’s driver-education program provides 30 hours of classroom instruction and 10 45-minute behind-the-wheel lessons one-on-one with a certified driving instructor. The AAA is looking for qualified candidates who must be able to communicate effectively to students of all ages. Knowledge of traffic safety/traffic laws and teaching/training background…

Winter weather advisory overnight Thursday into Friday; near 60 by Sunday

Thursday's steady rain will turn to snow later in the night leading the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory a few weeks into spring. The advisory, covering Western New York including Buffalo, begins at 11 p.m. Thursday and lasts until Friday at 2 p.m. Heavy wet snow may accumulate two inches overnight and and one to three inches on Friday with temperatures only in the middle 30s. The rough stretch of weather won't last, however, as conditions begin to improve on Saturday…

Colleen Wegman promoted to president and CEO of family grocery chain

In a brief news release Wednesday, Danny Wegman announced that his daughter, Colleen Wegman, has been named president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets Inc. Danny Wegman added that he will assume the title of chairman of the Rochester-based grocery chain that was launched 100 years ago. “I will continue in my role, but now as chairman of the company,” said Danny Wegman in the announcement. “The time has come to create a structure for the future that will allow us to remain strong, vibrant and…

Colleen Wegman promoted to president and CEO of family grocery chain

In a brief news release Wednesday, Danny Wegman announced that his daughter, Colleen Wegman, has been named president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets Inc. Danny Wegman added that he will assume the title of chairman of the Rochester-based grocery chain that was launched 100 years ago. “I will continue in my role, but now as chairman of the company,” said Danny Wegman in the announcement. “The time has come to create a structure for the future that will allow us to remain strong, vibrant and…

Meet your mentor at Bizwomen’s Mentoring Monday

Bizwomen's Mentoring Monday takes place in 40 markets on the same day which means at least 200+ women will be coached in every market or 8,000+ women across America, from Albany to Hawaii. See the 42 mentors in the slideshow above The event on April 3 at RiverWorks will offer attendees the opportunity to choose from mentors who are some of the most influential women in the Buffalo business community for one-on-one five--minute coaching sessions and conversations. Attendees will stand in line…

February’s private-sector job count up 1.4% in Buffalo

The health care, business services, leisure and hospitality sectors along with remedial services led the charge in the latest employment report for the Buffalo-Niagara Falls market. The February numbers show a gain of 5,400 jobs in private industry in the past year, up 1.2 percent. Increases in those industries helped overcome declines in construction, trade, and scientific and technical jobs, according to the state Department of Labor. Government jobs have also risen since last February, pushing…

St. Bonaventure adding men’s lacrosse to its sports roster

St. Bonaventure University has announced it will add men’s lacrosse to its athletics' lineup beginning with the 2018-19 academic year. “For a number of reasons, the addition of men’s lacrosse at St. Bonaventure is extremely beneficial for the institution,” Director of Athletics Tim Kenney said in a statement. “This is a strategic decision that recognizes an opportunity for our department and for the university. Over the next several years, men’s lacrosse will add approximately 45-50…

Jacobs makes annual list of billionaires; several others have strong WNY links

There are 2,043 billionaires on the planet, according to Forbes magazine. One of them lives in Western New York, while several others have strong links to the region. Jeremy Jacobs, the chairman of Delaware North, is tied for 402nd place on Forbes’ annual list of billionaires, which was released this morning. Jacobs is an East Aurora resident. The magazine estimates his net worth at $4.3 billion. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is No. 1 with an estimated net worth of $86 billion, followed…

Here are the ‘Best Places to Work’ in Buffalo

The 2017 Best Places to Work awards are based on employee surveys created and administered by Quantum Workplace. Awards were given to the top three businesses in five categories, based on company size during an event held March 14 at Riverworks. Winners are determined by an analysis of data collected from surveys taken by each company's employees. MICRO 10-24 Employees GOLD - Drescher & Malecki LLP 3083 William St., Buffalo, NY 14227 dreschermalecki.com CEO: Thomas Malecki COO and HR contact:…