Fat Tuesday Means "Sweet" Business!

March 8, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM EDT

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March 8, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM EDT

Area job fairs are still alive and well, even in today's high tech world. A report in this week's Business First shows how job fairs are just as important to area companies, as they are to eager job seekers. The report calls job fairs "essential" for filling positions at some large companies, despite the popularity of employment websites. The National Human Resources Association says the days of large scale job fairs are not over. They still serve a real purpose, especially for large companies like Seneca Gaming and the Buffalo Bisons locally.

Today is Fat Tuesday or Paczki Day, a day that kicks off the busiest season at The Broadway Market. Crews at E.M. Chrusciki bakery were busy today cranking out packzis, which are Polish donuts. The tradition says the religious would use up the lard and sweets in the house by making paczkis for Fat Tuesday. Then the Lenten fast would begin the next day on Ash Wednesday. Ania Gurnari with E.M. Chrusciki says the bakery has been "crazy busy" this week, as it processes orders from across WNY. Many area businesses placed large orders for their clients. Gurnari says the tradition is getting more and more popular every year.

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