Local Company in Holiday Spirit

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 7:28 AM EDT

By Elizabeth Carey

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May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 7:28 AM EDT

It's Christmas everyday at Christmas Central.com. The Cheektowaga company now tops $20 million in annual sales and it's poised for a wave of double-digit growth, according to a report in this week's Business First. Christmas Central is considered one of the largest online sellers of consumer-driven holiday displays. The company also sells everything from patio furniture to Halloween décor. The family business got started with Dave's Market & Christmas Wonderland and exploded online with global sales. Now, if all goes as planned, the Cheektowaga operation will grow from 300,000 to 500,000 square feet in coming years.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute is working on a $10 million naming rights deal for its new clinical sciences center. Business First says hospital officials are in discussion with potential donors. The facility is set to open in 2015.

Construction season is here. This week's Business First List ranks area contractors based on 2012 gross billings in WNY.

1. LPCiminelli
2. Turner Construction
3. Manning Squires Hennig
4. Concept Construction
5. Mollenberg-Betz

You can get the complete list in this week's Business First.

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