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Funds raised by WNY nonprofit entities
Although program revenue, contracts and fundraising make up the bulk of funding for area nonprofits, grants and donations help fill the gaps. They include competitive foundation grants, employee dress-down days and prizes determined by online votes as well as state and federal awards for merit or need. Check out the accompanying chart for a list of recent donations and grants awarded by local and national organizations to benefit nonprofit entities in the Western New York region. The list will…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0000

One of Washington's largest banks names first-ever top lawyer
After closing a deal that made Banner Bank the state’s second-largest bank, the company has created a new position for a top lawyer and named a long-time Davis Wright Tremaine partner to fill it. Craig Miller – who spent 35 years as a senior litigation partner for Seattle-based law firm – will help manage Banner Bank from the executive suite and oversee legal functions. “Banner Bank has engaged Davis Wright Tremaine to assist us with legal matters over the years, working specifically with…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:49:30 +0000

Inside the HQ of champion Acura driver Peter Cunningham: Slideshow
Around the curve from the main road in the Saukville business park is a cinder block building that houses one of the most successful racing teams and drivers in the manufacturers’ touring class: Peter Cunningham and RealTime Racing. I interviewed Cunningham and visited his shop for an executive profile in this week’s Milwaukee Business Journal print edition. He has kept a low profile locally so it was a pleasure to learn more about his years of success and recently extending his partnership…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:00:00 +0000

Macy's prepares to open its new Kapolei store: Slideshow
Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) plans to add about 50 employees to its current total of 130 workers for the upcoming holiday season at its first ground-up store built in Hawaii at DeBartolo Development’s Ka Makana Alii mixed-use shopping center in Kapolei, the store’s manager confirmed to Pacific Business News. The 103,000-square-foot store, which is 75 percent of the size of the Pearlridge shopping center Macy’s store, is scheduled to open on Thursday and a grand opening is scheduled for Sept. 30.…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:50:51 +0000

Hawaii’s first major indoor soccer facility sets opening date
Hawaii soccer players and fans will soon get a kick out of the state’s first major indoor soccer facility, which is scheduled to open on Oct. 1, Pacific Business News has learned. Construction of the futsal arena is expected to be completed by Sept. 2 with its final touches being implemented thereafter. Work on the 52,000-square-foot facility began last October next to the Kapolei Inline Hockey Arena, according to the owners of the new 808 Futsal project. PBN broke the news about the development,…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:29:08 +0000

Patti Payne's Cool Pads: $4M Vashon Island waterfront compound 'Cheers' actor John Ratzenberger built hits market
A Vashon Island waterfront compound built by actor John Ratzenberger in 1994, is on the market for $3.99 million. Ratzenberger, who played Cliff the mailman on the hit TV series “Cheers,” and is a voice in Pixar movies, chose Vashon because he and his wife wanted to raise their children away from Tinseltown in a safe, rural environment with great schools, yet easy flying distance from Los Angeles. They so loved the place that his daughter, Nina Kathrine Ratzenberger, returned to its spacious…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:20:50 +0000

AB InBev to distribute, brew more Kona Beer Co. products
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (NYSE: BUD) has extended its distribution contract with Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (Nasdaq: BREW) for another 10 years and plans to brew more of its beer, including products from Hawaii's Kona Brewing Co., under a new brewing agreement. Belgium-based AB InBev, which has its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, said it extended its current fee structure with Craft Brew Alliance through 2028, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this week. AB InBev owns part of Portland, Oregon-based…

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:10:52 +0000

Meet the finalists for PBN's inaugural Pineapple Awards: Slideshow
Pacific Business News is launching a new event this year to honor Hawaii’s largest private industry — tourism. We had a good turnout of nominees for the inaugural Pineapple Awards, and can now announce the 26 finalists in seven categories, and this year’s Career Achievement honoree, Andre Tatibouet of Hawaii Hotel Consultants. Click on the photos to meet them. The finalists, and the winners of each category, will be recognized at a dinner on Sept. 22 at the Hawaii Convention Center, and will…

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:58:48 +0000

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