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No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Autobiography by Figure Skating Champion Gary Visconti

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Releases Autobiography by Figure Skating Champion Gary Visconti

 

“Falling for the Win,” the autobiography of World Professional Figure Skating Champion, Olympian and skating coach Gary Visconti, has been released by No Frill Buffalo publishing company. Visconti, currently a resident of Sun City West, Arizona, is a native of East Detroit, Michigan.

Opening of Daemen Visual Effects Facility Marks Major Step in Growing Industry

Opening of Daemen Visual Effects Facility Marks Major Step in Growing Industry

Daemen College’s newly completed $2 million state-of-the-art visual effects facility was formally opened Dec. 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, signifying a major step forward in a Buffalo Billion initiative focused on growing Buffalo Niagara’s film and post-production industry.

“Western New York is poised for success in developing a thriving regional post-production industry and this new, state-of-the-art visual effects facility is a key investment in making that happen,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to be a part of such a dynamic venture with great potential for economic growth and job creation.”

A year in the making, the nearly 16,000-square-foot visual effects facility evolved from a collaboration between Daemen and Empire Visual Effects, a post-production and animation company. A $4.5 million Buffalo Billion grant jump-started the endeavor, which included $1.9 million to Daemen to create and equip the high-tech facility.

Foreign National Students Must Proceed With Caution When Volunteering or Accepting Unpaid Internship

Foreign National Students Must Proceed With Caution When Volunteering or Accepting Unpaid Internship

 

With the fall semester coming to a close for college students, many will begin packing up and heading home to spend the holidays with their loved ones. But what about foreign nationals here in the U.S. on a student visa, who may not want to travel back to their home country for the break? Some may consider spending their free time volunteering or engaging in an unpaid internship. However, they must proceed with caution as the Department of Labor has set strict rules for both. 

 

Dalia’s Bridal in Snyder Plans Ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening Events

Dalia’s Bridal in Snyder Plans Ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening Events

 

Dalia’s Bridal, a new business offering couture wedding gowns available off the showroom floor at 40 to 70 percent off retail prices, is the latest business to open its doors along the Main Street shopping district in Snyder. Located at 4558 Main St., Dalia’s had a soft opening on Dec. 4 and will host a ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and a grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 13. Both events are open to the public.

DHS Designates Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

DHS Designates Temporary Protected Status for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone

 

In response to this year’s Ebola outbreak, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has announced his decision to designate Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the next 18 months. This status prevents nationals of these countries currently residing in the U.S. from being removed during this period or from being detained by DHS on the basis of their immigration status in the U.S. Additionally, TPS designation authorizes these nationals to legally work in the U.S. by obtaining an employment authorization document. 

Celebrate the Holidays and Beyond at the North Amherst Banquet Hall

Celebrate the Holidays and Beyond at the North Amherst Banquet Hall

 

Looking for a last-minute location to hold your holiday party or gathering? The North Amherst Banquet Hall at 2200 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst has openings during the 2014 holiday season and beyond! 

The spacious and recently remodeled banquet facility frequently serves the community by hosting events such as weddings, showers, parties, reunions, business meetings and much more. The venue is handicap-accessible, provides catering services through a local well-known restaurant and offers comfortable seating for groups of 200 or more. 

Welke Customs Brokers to Present at Coffeefest in February

Welke Customs Brokers to Present at Coffeefest in February

Damon Piatek, President and CEO of Welke Customs Brokers USA, will be a featured presenter at the 2015 Coffeefest, an international trade show serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries. Coffeefest will be held in February in Atlanta, GA. The event has been in existence since 1992.

 

“Coffeefest 2015, as suggested by its name, will be a celebration of coffee and an opportunity for people to coalesce around the coffee business,” said Piatek. “As good a time as that sounds, there are many intricacies in importing coffee into the United States. We know from experience that a lot of importers across every industry are not necessarily keeping up with changing regulations. Coffeefest will be a good opportunity for us to bring some critical information about coffee importing to industry stakeholders.”