WBEN Buffalo Business Report - Friday, January 11th 2019

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A dedication for the Shea’s Seneca building in South Buffalo was held Thursday.  The rehabilitated building features five ground floor commercial tenants, including Public Espresso, Shea’s Seneca Banquets & Catering, April Spencer Floral Design, Cantina 62, and Bottle Rocket Beer Reserve.  The building also boasts 23 high-end market rate apartments known as the Skyroom Lofts.

Eastpoint Recovery Group Inc., a women-owned credit-collection company with 20 employees, recently relocated to new space in the Foundry Suites at 1738 Elmwood Avenue.

GoBankingRates.com has named KeyBank one of its Best Banks of 2019 and one of the Best National Banks of 2019.  Among the factors considered were accessibility, checking account fees, savings interest rates, and the availability of services, such as auto and mortgage loans, credit cards, and investment services. 

National Grid was recently presented with the Edison Electric Institute Emergency Assistance Award for the company’s outstanding power restoration efforts after severe thunderstorms and five tornadoes impacted neighboring upstate New York utilities in May 2018.