Hefty Corporate Donation Helps Medical Campus

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 8:39 AM EDT

By WKBW News

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 8:39 AM EDT

Toshiba is committing $15.8 million to a local medical project. A lot of people are calling it unbelievable. A report in today's Business First says the money will allow the University at Buffalo to expand its Toshiba Stroke Research Center this spring. The Toshiba commitment includes $7 million in new imaging equipment, plus $8.8 million in service and research support over 10 years. The Toshiba Stroke Research Center will move to the new space at Kaleida's Gates Vascular Institute, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, in May. The report says a lot of Toshiba imaging machines are already being installed there.

Snyder Corporation is investing $15 million in upgrades at the Beaver Hollow Conference Center for it to become a Biggest Loser Resort. It was chosen from a pool of applicants to tie-in to the reality show Biggest Loser. The complex is taking on an Olympic Village design and employment is expected to double from 80 to at least 150 employees. The Biggest Loser Resort-Niagara should debut in May. Visitors are already booking stays from across New York, along with Southern Ontario, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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