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Baseball Academy Adds Coaches, Offering Special Lesson Package and Hosting Tryouts

Attention baseball and softball players! The Baseball Academy of WNY, located at New Era Park, 4817 Lake Ave., Blasdell, has added two new instructors for its fall and winter schedule. The additions include Joe Mamott, a former professional pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, and Charlie Karstedt, a four-year player at the University at Buffalo.

The Academy is also offering a lesson package special on all regularly priced 10 packs. Anyone purchasing a 10-pack of private lessons by October 31 will be given one free lesson. Eleven lessons for the price of 10 — a $32 value!

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York: Wellness Wednesdays Kick-Off October 6, 2010

-- Wellness Wednesdays, which take place the first Wednesday of each month, are part of BlueCross BlueShield’s Helping our Heroes initiative aimed at bring together resources and services to care for the physical, emotional and mental well-being of more than 70,000 veterans living in the WNY region, and their families --


BlueCross BlueShield’s first Wellness Wednesday program will take place October 6, 2010 at the Cazenovia Resource Center in South Buffalo.  The event will feature community organizations that offer physical, mental, financial and emotional assistance to all veterans and their families across Western New York.

Windham Professionals to Hire 30; Open Interviews to be Held on October 5

Windham Professionals, Inc., a family owned and operated national debt management company located in East Aurora, is currently looking to add 30 student loan collectors to its production team by November 1. An Open Interview Day will be held at Windham, 300 Gleed Ave., from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 5. No appointment necessary.

Benefits include a training bonus, flex scheduling, an uncapped bonus structure, unlimited bonus potential and much more!

South Buffalo Welcomes Newest Graphic Design Studio

BUFFALO, N.Y., -- South Buffalo welcomed Clever Girl Design Studio earlier this year. With 25 yrs of expertise Owner/ Creative Director Tracy Paradowski and her staff are ready to help business owners brand their businesses with a variety of unique and custom services from logo designs, brochures, business cards, event flyers, letterhead and they are now offering vinyl banners, vehicle lettering and lawn signs.

"We are so excited and honored to be able to offer these custom services to local business owners, non-profit organizations, schools, police departments, major sports teams, and fire departments at very competative prices" said Tracy Paradowski Owner/Creative Director.

Clever Girl Design Studio is open Monday thru Friday from 9am to 6pm and can be contacted by visiting www.clevergirldesignstudio.com or by calling the office at (716) 825-1353. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Congressman Higgins Votes with Ways & Means Committee on Bill to Create and Protect American Jobs

Full House Set for Vote on China Currency Bill this Week

On Friday, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY -27) voted with his colleagues on the Ways & Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade issues, to pass H.R. 2378, the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act. This bill, of which Congressman Higgins is a cosponsor, would provide direct relief to U.S. businesses hurt by China’s currency devaluation policies and, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, has the potential to create over one million U.S. jobs.

TeamSave Arrives in WNY With Web Discounts for Consumers

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo-area businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

$445,000 Federal Grant Awarded for Regional Project to Support & Develop New High Tech Businesses

Public, Private Venture, Modeled After Successful Ohio Program, to Focus on New Economy Business Job Growth

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) announced $445,000 for a new joint initiative covering nineteen counties in Western and Central New York to support new economy business development and job growth across the region. The funding awarded to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) and JumpStart Inc. through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide the resources for the New York counties to create a Regional Entrepreneurship Action Plan (REAP) modeled after a successful program creating jobs and boosting economic growth in Northeast Ohio.