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

Jun 5


June 4, 2019– Lancaster, NY –  The Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop, located at 6687 Transit road is receiving a  fresh, new look.  Visitors will be welcomed by an entirely new redesigned exterior and many other customer convenience package upgrades to the interior.  Concept Construction Corp. is proud to be selected as the owner’s Read More

May 30


May 2019 – Springville, NY. – Springville Central School District has selected Concept Construction Corp. to provide general construction services for their new P-Tech Academy located at 307 Newman St, Springville, NY. The project includes select demolition and reconstruction of the existing building to accommodate the new P-Tech Center addition. As the prime general trades Read More

May 22

Congrats to Gear for Adventure! …Northtown Outdoor Enthusiasts Have New Shopping Option

Amherst, NY – Gear For Adventure chooses Amherst for their second store. Building off the success of their original store in Hamburg, NY, Gear For Adventure owners are expanding their market to serve residents in the northtowns. The store offers equipment and apparel for summer and winter activities like hiking, camping and paddling. Business owners Read More

May 22

Western New York State’s Largest Youth Talent Show Returns to The Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Do you have a child that can sing, dance or play an instrument? Do they have a special talent just waiting to be discovered? If that’s the case, the Erie County Fair is looking to see who’s got talent! Applications are now being accepted for the region’s largest talent competition scheduled Read More

May 13

North American Drone Masters To Be Held During 2019 Erie County Fair

WHAT: Public release of information about the North American Drone Masters Races to be held during the 180th Erie County Fair. This prestigious, world-class event will be one of THREE “masters” level races being held in the world during 2019. Other races will be held in Barcelona, Spain and Seoul, South Korea. The top 3 Read More

May 10

Craft Technical Institute now accepting applicants for 6 month welding class

Classes begin June 5, 2019! Craft Technical Institute

May 9

Summerific! $6 Flash Sale on Fair Admission Begins at Noon Today. Save 50% on Adult Gate Tickets

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Get ready for a dose of the “Best 12 Days of Summer,” as the Erie County Fair will hold a limited, “flash” sale on admission tickets. The seven-hour sale begins at 12Noon TODAY, Thursday, May 9th and concludes tonight at 7pm. Flash Sale tickets will be $6 each and may be Read More

May 6

SCORE OPENS MENTORING OFFICE IN HAMBURG, NY -Offers free business counseling on Hilbert College Campus-

HAMBURG, NY – SCORE, America’s premier small business counseling organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the opening of a Southtowns satellite office, located in the McGrath Library – Room 108 at Hilbert College, located at 5200 South Park Avenue in Hamburg. SCORE’s experienced business mentors will provide general business advice Read More

May 6


May 6,  2019– North Tonawanda, NY  –  Building owner and Developer Ralph Dailey (Managing Partner of WebsterNT LLC) unveils plans to renovate a 130 year old historic building located at 54 Webster Street, in the City’s commerce and entertainment district.  Dailey has chosen Concept Construction Corp. as Construction Manager to oversee the project and is Read More

May 1

Deadline To Apply For Erie County Fair Camp is May 6th

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – In 2009, the Erie County Agricultural Society inaugurated its award-winning Fair Camp program with the goal to stimulate an interest in agriculture, a passion for learning and foster a love of the Erie County Fair. In the 11 years of its existence, over 350 children and their parents have slept overnight Read More

Apr 29


HAMBURG, NY – Get to the Fair early on Wednesday, August 14th and hit the chow line for “Breakfast With Champions.” This inaugural fundraiser, to benefit the Erie County Agricultural Society’s Scholarship Fund, will include a country-style breakfast featuring Western New York sourced sausage, eggs and maple syrup along with pancakes and home fries. During Read More

Apr 26

The 42nd Season of the Hamburg Farmers Market opens soon!

Hamburg, NY – The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, is gearing up for the 42nd Annual Hamburg Farmers Market that kicks-off Saturday, May 4, 2019. Keeping with tradition, the local market primarily focuses on locally grown and raised agriculture and animal products. Many of the conventional farmers will return Read More

Apr 25


April, 25, 2019 – East Aurora, Lockport, Wilson New York – Concept Construction Corp. has been awarded General Construction contracts in several Western New York School Districts. Work includes extensive interior and exterior renovations in (14) buildings in three Western New York school districts. Upgrades to East Aurora Elementary, Middle and High School, Wilson Central Read More

Apr 9


HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The 7th Annual Empire State Beef Classic will be held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York on April 12-14, 2019.  The show is open to exhibitors of all ages and gives individuals experience prior to showing at their local county and/or state fair. This year’s show will feature Read More

Mar 28

Do You Have An Innovative or Imaginative Idea You’d Like to Share? Speak Up at the Erie County Fair’s I-Hub!

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Do you have a creative idea that’s worth sharing? Is there a concept you’re dying to explore with our community? Can you share what you know in a format that educates and entertains? If so, the Erie County Fair would love for you to join its series of “I-Talks.” Based on Read More

Mar 20

“Summerific” To Describe 180th Erie County Fair

Marketing Campaign Embodies the Dynamic, Fun-Filled Atmosphere of the Best 12-Days of Summer HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Fair has chosen a fun, creative word to describe the “Best 12 Days of Summer” in Western New York. “Summerific” has been announced as part of the launch of the Fair’s 2019 branding initiative. The Read More

Mar 15

VSP Graphics has entered into the virtual reality world

VSP Graphic Group of West Seneca, NY has entered into the virtual reality world of using fully immersive digital 3D & VR technology that can instantaneously teleport people into virtual environments they can develop a sense of presence within to explore, experience, discover, and be inspired to visit and “be there.” VSP and Holocube North America have both Read More

Mar 15

Erie County Agricultural Society To Award Cash Scholarships

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is pleased to present up to $20,000 in scholarship opportunities to students who participate in the Erie County Fair. Scholarships are awarded based on general Fair participation and those involved in agricultural related activities. Since its inception in the 1950s, the scholarship program has strived Read More

Mar 13

Weather Forecast for Spring: Predictably Unpredictable – Local disaster recovery professionals spotlight resources to help plan in advance

Weather Forecast for Spring: Predictably Unpredictable Local SERVPRO® disaster recovery professional spotlights resources to help property owners plan in advance for potential severe spring weather Hamburg, NY (Grassroots Newswire) March 12, 2019 – With spring around the corner, Thomas Braun, SERVPRO of The Southtowns, encourages property owners to be prepared for potentially severe weather. Spring Read More

Mar 8

Inaugural Hard Cider Making Competition at the Erie County Fair

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The growth of Western New York’s home cider industry, along with continued consumer acceptance of the adult beverage, has prompted the Erie County Fair to add a home hard cider competition to its Competitive Exhibits program. Beginning Monday April 1st and continuing until Friday, April 5th, cider making hobbyists will have Read More

Mar 7

Celebrate the Horse at WNY EquiFest 2019

HAMBURG, NEW YORK –Western New York State’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering returns to the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York. WNY EquiFest, March 23rd & 24th, will welcome horse enthusiasts, owners, trainers, clinicians, riders and vendors who will gather to celebrate the horse industry in New York State. Over 6,000 people are Read More

Mar 1

Erie County Fairgrounds to Host Agriculture Educator Development Day

What:    Professional development day for Western New York educators to learn about new methods of teaching and introducing agriculture in the classroom. When:   Friday, March 1st, 9a to 2:30p Who:     ECAS Education Staff, WNY Educators & Ag Education experts on hand to speak about the importance of agriculture education in classrooms. Where: Agriculture Discovery Read More

Feb 27


Hamburg Mathnasium Operates on Core Belief That Every Child Can Become Great at Math HAMBURG, NY  — Mathnasium of the Southtowns opened today, bringing the first fun and effective supplementary math program to Western New York for children in grades two through 12. The learning center is located in McKinley Commons at 4154 McKinley Parkway, Read More