Calspan will expand, add jobs

December 20, 2011 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM EDT

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December 20, 2011 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM EDT


Independent Health says it is now allowing members to visit WNY Immediate Care centers, after some controversy. On Friday, Independent Health said its members would no longer be covered. Late yesterday, the insurer announced that a contract is in place through 2012. Independent Health says a typo in non-renewal letters led to the contract disagreement. You can read the full story at bizjournals.com/buffalo or at at wkbw.com, under Business.

Calspan is expanding thanks to an abatement package from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. It was unanimously approved. Business First says it will allow Calspan to invest more than $1 million in plant renovations in Cheektowaga, plus another $950,000 in new equipment. The company hopes to add 10 jobs in the coming year and to expand again.

A unique holiday gift item, designed in WNY, is catching on . The Buffalo Jingle Bell is complete with a Buffalo charm. The story claims that ringing it celebrates our love for family and friends wherever they may be this holiday season. It is being sold by Terranova Activewear, home of the Buffalo collection, which carries all sorts of Buffalo items. You can get more information at http://buffalojinglebell.com/

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