Oct 2

Professional Courtesies and You: Be a Force for Good in Five Easy Ways

Professional Courtesies and you, by Steve Wichmann, President/CEO Horizon Performance Solutions All of us have experienced the inattentive worker at the check-out counter, the business contact who won’t return our calls, the less than friendly bank teller, the co-worker who refuses to put paper in the copier, the far-away stare of the department store employee, Read More

Sep 5

How does a home inspection help buyers?

How does a home inspection help buyers? By Bradley Beck, owner, Alto Home Inspection, LLC   The process and timeline involved in buying a house or investment property can be stressful and overwhelming. Once a home is under contract, the buyer will typically follow the advice of their real estate agent, friends and others and Read More

Aug 7

Plan Now! Save Later! Deals & Discounts for the 180th Erie County Fair

Plan Now! Save Later! Deals & Discounts for the 180th Erie County Fair There are so many ways to save when attending the 180th Erie County Fair. The Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the fair, encourages everyone to take advantage of the deals and discounts from opening day Wednesday, August 7th until the gates close on Read More

Jul 24

Organizational Alignment: People, Purpose, and Productivity

  Organizational Alignment: People, Purpose, and Productivity By: Steve Wischmann, President/CEO, Horizon Performance Solutions Getting everyone on the proverbial “same sheet of music” in an organization is the process of gaining organizational alignment. The effort to align can be equated to an orchestra learning a new arrangement. When everyone has the right music for their respective instrument – Read More

Jul 9

The Bundles of Money at Hamburg Development Companies

The Bundles of Money at Hamburg Development Companies By: Sean Doyle, Hamburg Development Companies Sorry folks, not the case. Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about what tax incentives are and how they work.  Industrial development agencies like the Hamburg IDA are often scrutinized for recklessly dolling out tax incentives to rich investors Read More

Jun 21

After Fifty-One Years, the Battle to Uphold Fair Housing Continues

After Fifty-One Years, the Battle to Uphold Fair Housing Continues by Christopher Hull, Director Town of Hamburg Department of Community Development The Town of Hamburg recently honored the 51st Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the “Fair Housing Act”.  While it has been 51 years since this enactment, it seems Read More

Jun 13

A Step Back in Time: A Visit to Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve

A Step Back in Time:  A Visit to Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve By Holly A. Schreiber, PhD, Director of Education, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve Western New York offers one of the most unique experiences that you can have – fossil collecting in a fun, family-friendly environment.  Penn Dixie Fossil Read More

Jun 12

Start Enjoying the Erie County Fair Now: Insights from the 2018 Ultimate Fairgoer

Start Enjoying the Erie County Fair Now: Insights from the 2018 Ultimate Fairgoer By: Judy Wilder, Founder of Photos by Judy Wilder No need to wait for August to start enjoying the Fair, there’s lots you can do now to plan for and participate in the upcoming 180th Best 12 Days of Summer. A Great Read More

May 30

Fostering Cultures of Success: Five Key Investments in Capacity and Climate

Fostering Cultures of Success: Five Key Investments in Capacity and Climate By: Steve Wischmann, President/Owner Horizon Performance Solutions, LLC High-performing organizations sustain their exceptional standards by establishing and fortifying an atmosphere of excellence – they foster a culture of success. Certainly, many organizations experience a high-water mark of elevated performance, but too many do not Read More

May 22

What to do on a Rainy Day

THAT RAINY DAY FEELING Written by Katie Mika, for the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce Tourism Initiative We all know that rainy day feeling (maybe a little too well), but when you’re looking for something to do, and the weather won’t let up, Hamburg has you covered. Whether you’re seeking an offbeat adventure, a quiet Read More