The local average price for a gallon of unleaded gas is up two cents from a week ago to $3.84. According to the AAA, we paid ten cents less per gallon one year ago.
Smith Travel Research reports hotel occupancy rates for Buffalo and Erie County dropped for a seventh consecutive month in May. For the month,
hotel occupancy rates dropped 5.9 percent to 67.3 percent. The year-to-year rates are down 5.3%.
Business First reports Old Dutchman Wrought Iron Inc. received unanimous approval from the Amherst Industrial Development Agency’s directors for an incentive package. That will kick-start a $1.6 million expansion and see the company’s Millersport Highway manufacturing base increase from 5,000-square-feet to 25,000-square-feet. The company will be receiving sales, mortgage recording and property tax breaks.
D Post, a video post production and 3-D animation company in Buffalo, is planning to expand. The company hopes to build a sound studio for effects or production shooting next to its main offices at 686 Main Street.