A new Anchor Bar opened this month in Hamilton, Ont. A report in this week's Business First says this could mean more restaurants across Canada. Two Canadians who are long time Anchor Bar patrons are running the site. They say they're already getting requests for more Canadian locations and their goal is to open a second Canadian Anchor Bar within this year. The report says Toronto, Burlington and Mississauga are on the short list for future locations. More WNY locations could also be added, like the one in the Buffalo airport. You can read more about it in this week's Business First.
The Buffalo Museum of Science is usually for kids, but a series of new events is aimed at adults. Officials say many adults visited the museum in grade school but didn't return until they brought their own children. The museum wants to entice the adults back sooner by creating events for age 21 and over. You can get more details in this week's Business First or at http://www.sciencebuff.org/.
Business First is out with a new awards program this year: 2013 manufacturer of the year awards. Business First and Insyte Consulting will recognize area manufacturing in several categories, from safety and innovation to exporting and workforce training. A panel of independent judges will choose the winners. It's your chance to highlight your business in an industry that's a major economic force in the region. Nominations are due by February 22. You can apply online at http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/nomination/43391