BPO Strikes up the Economy

June 1, 2012 Updated Jun 1, 2012 at 7:15 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 1, 2012 Updated Jun 1, 2012 at 7:15 AM EDT

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is creating harmony in the economy. The new "2012 report to the community" says the BPO has a $25 million economic impact on the community. That includes $7.7 million paid in wages to 400 workers, along with an impact on restaurants and hotels. The report says an estimated 92 percent of the annual $10 million budget is recycled through the local economy.
You can get the numbers in today's Business First.

A local woman is sharing the story of her battle with breast cancer and how humor and a network of family and friends carried her through. Patty Gelman is an Amherst resident and author of "Humor after the Tumor." The book is a compilation of emails and responses throughout her one year course of treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Gelman will be the guest speaker on Saturday, June 2, at NovelTea, a high tea, at the Buffalo Irish Center, on Abbott Road at 2 p.m. You can get tickets there or call Dog Ears Bookstore at 823-2665.

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