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Free Small-Business Seminar

Free Small-Business Seminar

Recently, the governor created a statewide outreach initiative aimed at helping small-business owners start and grow their business in New York State. As a result, teams consisting of specialized employees from at least six state agencies will travel throughout the state holding seminars to discuss the different types of programs geared toward helping small businesses thrive. They will also be available to answer any questions local business owners and entrepreneurs may have.

The team will be visiting Western New York:
When: Monday., April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: D’Youville College
320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY

Seminar topics include: starting a business and adhering to regulatory timelines; obtaining and filing tax forms; and becoming certified as a minority- and women-owned business (MWBE). I encourage all small-business owners and entrepreneurs to attend this event to learn from field experts.

Assemblymember Gabryszak Delivers for WNYers in 2012-13 State Budget

Assemblymember Gabryszak Delivers for WNYers in 2012-13 State Budget

The 2012-13 state budget represents a big leap forward for state government. For the second year in a row, we passed an on-time, fiscally responsible state budget. Our negotiations were productive and bipartisan, and I am confident this year’s budget will deliver real relief for hardworking Western New York families.

Together, we closed the state’s $3.5 billion budget deficit without any new taxes or fees. On top of that, millions of dollars were appropriated to programs that will help our state perform better in education, grow the economy and provide financial relief right here in our community.

Farmers & Artisans to Offer Unique Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs

Farmers & Artisans to Offer Unique Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Share Programs

Their loyal customers have been heard! Beginning this summer, Farmers & Artisans, a unique Williamsville store offering a mix of local produce and products, will offer vegetable, fruit and flower shares. These shares are similar to traditional Community Supported Agriculture programs, with consumers subscribing to a weekly portion of fresh, local produce and/or flowers throughout the summer and fall seasons (June through October).  

State Sales Tax Exemption is Welcome Relief for WNY Families

State Sales Tax Exemption is Welcome Relief for WNY Families

During these tough economic times, hardworking Western New York families need all the help they can get. That’s why, for the second consecutive year, New York
will be providing cash-strapped families and clothing retailers some much-needed relief at the register. Beginning April 1, clothing, footwear and related items sold for under
$110 each will be exempt from the state’s 4 percent sales tax.

The tax-free status applies to all relevant items bought on or after the April 1 start date, whether purchases are made in person, over the Internet, by phone or by mail. Since
last year, the exemption has doubled, helping our families afford necessities like clothing
and shoes, while still being able to pay their monthly bills.

MQA Sports Boosters Plan Annual Golf Outing

MQA Sports Boosters Plan Annual Golf Outing

The Sports Booster Club at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga will hold its fourth annual golf outing on Saturday, June 9, at Chestnut Hill Country Club in Darien Center.

The cost to participate is just $85 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, hot dog/hamburger lunch, BBQ chicken dinner and various awards and prizes. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., with a shotgun tee-off at 1:30 p.m. There is a limit of 72 golfers, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible. 

Not a golfer? A dinner-only option is available for just $30.

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain Go away

Rain Rain go away! If you’re going to be caught in a rainstorm you might as well do it fashionable. Raingear is getting a fashion makeover these days check out the lastest fashion trends in rainwear for 2012.

Join facebook group Accessory addicts for all the lastest trend in accessories http://www.facebook.com/groups/165443036908627/

Keep Those Irish Eyes Smiling with Cookie Expressions

Keep Those Irish Eyes Smiling with Cookie Expressions

Irish eyes will be smiling when you remember St. Patrick's Day by sending a cookie bouquet from Cookie Expressions! 

Cookie bouquets start at under $35, and nationwide shipping is available. Select from chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and sugar ... or send a variety pack!

Order through March 16, 2012, and you’ll receive a $4 St. Patrick's Day discount!