Nov 12

Santa Express Train Rides Scheduled for the Holidays- Nov. 30th

Santa Claus to Arrive by Train Hamburg, New York – Santa Claus will make his way to the Village of Hamburg’s historic Erie Railroad Depot at the corner of Scott and Union Streets by train on Saturday, November 30th.  St. Nick will arrive at 9:30am aboard a train pulled by a vintage 1950s era diesel Read More

Nov 6

Southtown Audio Video Celebrate 35-Years in an Industry that is Always Changing

Hamburg, NY: Southtown Audio Video (SAV) headquartered at 75 Lake Street, is celebrating 35 years of business success on November 14th, 2019, with an Open House from 4 pm to 9 pm. Now a second-generation company, SAV, has grown to a 1.4-million-dollar company in both the commercial and residential audio-visual market across Western New York. Read More

Nov 6


October 17th 2019 – Amherst, New York – The tradition continues.   “Chefs On the Go” served its first plate of their World Famous Spaghetti Parm at its newly opened location on Sheridan Drive in Amherst. Complete with fireworks and plenty of fanfare, “Chef’s On the Go” opened as planned on National Pasta Day.  Concept Construction Read More

Oct 25

Special Train Excursion to Honor Veterans & First Responders

Special Train Excursion to Honor Veterans & First Responders Hamburg, New York – The Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway in Hamburg will be honoring our local heroes this November. As a way to say “thank you,” veterans and first responders will be able to purchase tickets for these special train rides at a 50% Read More

Oct 18


Enjoy a great meal and help keep a child warm this winter!  Dine at JP Fitzgerald’s,  4236 Clark Street, Hamburg, NY, on Thursday, November 7, 2019 and the restaurant will donate 15% of all lunch and dinner proceeds to the Rotary Club of Hamburg’s Warm the Children Program.  Reservations are recommended by calling 649.4025. Sponsored and coordinated Read More

Oct 3

“Steam Up” of Historic Railroad Locomotive In Advance of Weekend Trips Through the Southtowns

Crews will be preparing a vintage 1920s steam locomotive for a series of weekend fall foliage train rides. The engine is one of North America’s only “traveling” steam locomotives that visits communities across the Northeast United States. “Steam Up” includes watering and initial firing of locomotive. WHO:             The Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Railroad & Scott Read More

Oct 2

15th Annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Opens Nov. 29th

On Friday, November 29th, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than one million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg and is the largest Christmas festival in Western New York State. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Read More

Oct 1

Town of Hamburg IDA has a fresh new look in an effort to continue success

The Hamburg Industrial Development Agency is live with a new website to attract industrial development to the Town. features a fresh look and helpful tools to lure commercial investors and developers to the Town. The new website features a commercial real estate listings page, an on-line application and up to date information on the Read More

Oct 1

WNY Companies Invited to Put Their Teamwork Skills To the Test During The 3rd Annual Canstruction® Competition To Benefit FeedMore WNY

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – This December, Western New York companies and organizations will compete amongst each other to build structures made entirely out of canned goods to benefit the Food Bank program of FeedMore WNY. The building of structures for the 3rd annual Canstruction® Competition is scheduled to take place December 13th, 14th & 15th Read More

Sep 17

Original 1885 Hamburger Recipe & Burger History To Be Featured At Hamburg Restaurant

WHAT: Media preview of “National Birth of the Burger Day” WHO: Chris Carosa, Author & Burger Historian; John Menches, Great-grandson of hamburger co-inventor Charles Menches; Jimmy Butera, owner of Butera’s Craft Beer & Craft Pizza WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th (Day BEFORE National Birth of the Burger Day) TIME: 11:00 am WHERE: Butera’s Craft Beer & Read More

Sep 5

Chamber to hold Erie County Candidate Forum at Hilbert College

Hamburg, NY – As part of their Leaders of WNY Speaker Series, the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a forum with the two Erie County Executive candidates running for the Executive position this fall. Current Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Erie County’s District 9 Legislator, Lynne Dixon will meet at Swan Read More

Sep 3

2019 Autumn Excursion Schedule Released for Hamburg Tourist Railroad

BC&J to Run Vintage Steam & Diesel-Powered Trips on Southtowns Rails Hamburg, New York – The Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway (BC&J) will offer a series of rail history, fall foliage and Halloween themed train excursions behind a variety of vintage diesel and steam locomotives this autumn. Trains are scheduled to operate out of Read More

Aug 27

Colton’s Journey to Liberation 3RD Annual event “ Fall Fest”

Who: Colton’s Journey to Liberation. A nonprofit ( 501 C) organization dedicated to providing education and awareness about substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues while eradicating negative stigma and connecting individuals, family and friends with open, supportive resources dedicated to recovery. What: 3RD Annual event “ Fall Fest”. A family friendly day of fun, Read More

Aug 15


August 15, 2019 – Buffalo, NY. – Ellicott Development has welcomed it first tenants and expects plenty of interest in its newly opened Mixed Use structure at 1091 Main Street in Downtown Buffalo.  Concept Construction Corp. was hired as the Construction Manager to oversee the new, 6 story, 167,000 square foot, mixed use facility.  The Read More

Aug 14

Buffalo’s FIRST Freelance Business Week Sept 9-13, 2019

Event filled week to focus on supporting and celebrating WNY’s freelance business community. BUFFALO, NY (August 13, 2019)–In a first-ever event of its kind, Freelance Business Week will be celebrated at venues across Downtown Buffalo and the Southern Tier from Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Freelance Business Week Buffalo_PR

Aug 6

Skechers USA, Inc., will soon open its newest WNY location at 4445 Transit Rd. in Clarence by local Concept Construction Corp.

August 6, 2019 – Clarence, New York – Skechers USA, Inc., will soon open its newest WNY location at 4445 Transit Rd. in Clarence and Concept Construction Corp. has been selected as the General Contractor to build it. Owner/Developer Mark DelleBovi, (Construction Manager for Benchmark Management Corporation) said: “We are very pleased to get this Read More

Jul 25

Our Fair Rolls on Rails! Fair Train to Arrive in Hamburg on July 31st!

Strates Celebrates 95th Year at Erie County Fair; USPS to Issue Commemorative Postmark WHAT: James E. Strates Shows Fair Train Arrives in Western New York. This is the last remaining railroad carnival in North America. United States Postal Service to issue limited edition cancellation postmark at temporary “Erie County Fair Station.” WHEN:  Wednesday, July 31st Read More

Jul 18

Time to “Roll Out The Barrel” On the 2019 Erie County Fair “Best In Show” Beer – Free & Open to the Public

Official Kick-Off Event of Erie County Fair Season is Free & Open to the Public WHAT:  The keg will be officially tapped on the 2019 Erie County Fair “Best In Show” craft beer during a free community celebration and ceremony. This year’s winning brew, a German Leichtbier, was created by John Crossett of North Tonawanda, Read More

Jul 3

Nominations for the 2019 Ultimate Fairgoer Now Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2019 Ultimate Fairgoer Now Being Accepted Annual Honor Bestowed On An Individual Who Lives & Breathes the Erie County Fair HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Fair is looking for greatest “Fair Fan” in Western New York! Nominations are now being accepted for someone to be named the 2019 Ultimate Fairgoer. Read More

Jun 28

Daily Flag Retreat Ceremony to Honor Veterans & Active Military Public Asked To Nominate A Serviceperson at Made In America Store Locations

Daily Flag Retreat Ceremony to Honor Veterans & Active Military Public Asked To Nominate A Serviceperson at Made In America Store Locations Link to video – HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The 180th Erie County Fair will honor veterans and active military during its daily flag retreat ceremony at Slade Park. Now in its second Read More

Jun 28


Ten Lives Club cat shelter in the Southtowns is mid way into building their planned veterinary clinic.  The clinic, being built within their 4,000 square foot warehouse, will provide year-round spay/neuter surgeries and low-cost vet services to local rescue groups.  The clinic will service both cats and dogs. It will also provide help to qualified Read More

Jun 26

Penn Dixie awarded $35,000 to help prepare grounds for planned Visitor Center

This summer, buried industrial and household materials will be safely removed from the site of the planned science and outdoor education center at Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve. The work is supported by a $35,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. This Read More

Jun 25

Hamburg Industrial Development Agency Boosts The Oaks at South Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sean Doyle, Executive Director Phone: (716) 648-4145 Email: [email protected]   Hamburg Industrial Development Agency Boosts The Oaks at South Park   The Hamburg IDA approved a tax-incentive arrangement with Rane Development today lifting the project over the financial hurdle and culminating the pre-development process for the $26.7 million dollar re-use project Read More

Jun 12


June 11th, 2019 – Amherst, New York – The tradition continues.   A legendary family restaurant will open its second location and Concept Construction Corp. has been selected as Construction Manager to build it – “Chefs On the Go” is coming to Amherst. Louis & Mary Beth Billittier are planning to bring their signature dish, the Read More

Jun 11

Erie County Fair’s Popular Vet Camp Returns In 2019

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Agricultural Society will again offer children between the ages of 11-14 the opportunity to work first-hand with veterinarians and animals. The Erie County Fair Vet Camp, a half day education immersion experience, will take place on Tuesday, August 13th and Thursday, August 15th. Sessions will focus on a Read More