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Primordial Strength Leading the Way to Bring Sports Concussion Expert to WNY

Primordial Strength Leading the Way to Bring Sports Concussion Expert to WNY

Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora is looking for community support in its effort to bring Chris Nowinski of the Sports Legacy Institute to Buffalo for a speaking engagement in early spring. Nowinski, president, CEO and co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine, is also the author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis.”

Consumer's Beverages Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Genesee Cream Ale

Consumer's Beverages Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Genesee Cream Ale

Ten stores will host tastings of freshly brewed Genesee Cream Ale on draught 

BUFFALO, NY – Celebrate Genesee Cream Ale’s 50th anniversary this Saturday, December 18 at Buffalo-area Consumer’s Beverages. To commemorate this half-century milestone, 10 select stores will have an anniversary tasting with Genesee Cream Ale on tap at the growler* filling stations.

The Genesee Brewing Company introduced Genesee Cream Ale in 1960. Commonly known as “Cream Ale,” the beer was innovative for its time. It was one of the first beers to blend the smoothness of a lager and the flavor of an ale, creating a new beer style in the industry. Fermented at higher temperatures, aged longer and brewed with a special top-fermenting yeast, Genesee's brewmasters take the extra step of kraesening, which produces natural carbonation, resulting in a true ale with an exceptionally smooth flavor.

DeGraff Hospital Granted Permanent Status as Acute Care Facility

DeGraff Hospital Granted Permanent Status as Acute Care Facility

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. - DeGraff Memorial Hospital has been granted permanent status as an acute care facility.  The New York State Department of Health today announced via letter to the hospital administration that a “permanent waiver” has been given to the North Tonawanda facility.

“We are very fortunate to have the Department of Health, our elected officials and the community support DeGraff Hospital as an integral part of the acute care delivery system in Western New York,” said Tony Zito, the president of DeGraff Memorial Hospital.  “We look forward to developing and implementing our long-term plans now that this closure mandate has been permanently waived.”

The decision follows intense lobbying efforts by the hospital and its parent organization, Kaleida Health, to keep the facility open as an acute care facility, past June 2011.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’95 Ford Contour 6 cylinder. Whenever I drive the car there is a humming or roaring noise in the front that gets louder on acceleration. Also, whenever I make a turn there’s a popping or grinding sound more pronounced on one side. What’s wrong?

Jeffrey from Lancaster, PA

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

Continuing to pursue its goal of providing exceptional care to its patients in a safe environment, Kaleida Health has selected DNV Healthcare, Inc. to provide accreditation services for its hospitals.

Kaleida Health is the first healthcare system in Western New York to partner with DNV Healthcare Inc. and pursue ISO 9001 compliance.

James R. Kaskie, President and CEO of Kaleida Health said, “DNV brings a collaborative relationship that will help us—as a team—provide that level of care.  Their philosophy is to build a partnership of cooperation and instruction. Accreditation is very important as it recognizes an organization-wide and continual commitment to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.”

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Marine Functional Force Training, developed locally by Steven Helmicki of East Aurora, president of Primordial Strength Inc., is featured in the December issue of MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes. Former Lancaster resident Len Kuhn, now manager of Area 4 Gym at Camp Lejune, a Marine Corps military training facility in North Carolina, is photographed in the feature.

Primordial’s Marine Functional Force Training program was specially created to meet the needs of our fighting men and women who train at Area 4. Helmicki’s curriculum is a National Association of Sports Medicine and Coopers Institute approved course and can be used to set up authentic boot camp/military-style training in homes, gyms, corporations, schools or hospitals. 

National Grid Grant Assists Expansion Plans

National Grid Grant Assists  Expansion Plans

National Grid today awarded a $250,000 grant from its Strategic Economic Development Outreach program to Unifrax to assist in that company’s $6.9 million expansion project that was recently completed at its Tonawanda facility.  The economic development grant was an influential factor for Unifrax for selecting the Tonawanda site for the expansion as various other international and domestic locations also were considered.

“National Grid is pleased that our investment in Unifrax will help retain 144 good jobs in the region,” said Dennis Elsenbeck, regional executive for National Grid in Western New York.  “The opportunity to help a company strengthen its market position and solidify its operations in Western New York were key factors we considered in awarding this grant.”