Friday Business Headlines from Hockey to Global Trade

October 4, 2013 Updated Oct 4, 2013 at 8:21 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

October 4, 2013 Updated Oct 4, 2013 at 8:21 AM EDT

The new edition of Business First, on news stands today, examines the business side of the NHL and the Buffalo Sabres. The cover story is called Season on the Edge.
It shows how Sabres general manager Darcy Regier is entering his 17th season. He's one of the NHL's longest-tenured general managers. Despite criticism, he continues to try and build a winning team. The report says this season is a crossroads. Terry Pegula bought the team two years ago and promised to deliver a Stanley Cup so the Sabres are in rebuilding mode. You can read what Regier is doing to promote team bonding in today's Business First.

Business First is out with socioeconomic rankings for school districts in upstate New York. And a popular Rochester suburb tops the list. Researchers say Pittsford is the most affluent school district in all of upstate. Williamsville ranks 7th. Orchard Park is 10th and East Aurora is 11th.

Business First held its C-Level executive awards yesterday. Publisher Jack Connors presented the lifetime achievement award to Paul Snyder. He was the original developer of Darien Lake and he developed the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. You can read about all of the winners in today's Business First.

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara held its 17th annual celebration last night at Statler City. John Frisbie, president of the U.S. China Business Council, was the keynote speaker. He talked to hundreds of local business leaders about competing globally and entering the Chinese market. The focus of the event was "Securing Global Trade."