Niagara Gazette — STIR, the new high-energy feature bar and lounge at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, opened for business last week.
STIR is located in the southwest corner of Seneca Niagara’s completely renovated main gaming floor and features a collection of sights, sounds and tastes that will thrill the senses. A massive 20-by-40-foot high-definition video wall with open views from across the gaming floor creates a focal point of activity and excitement. Live performances, stunning visual effects and a large dance floor set the atmosphere. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails served by bevertainers. A large circular bar with lounge seats and 21 tabletop video gaming units helps create an entertainment hub within the world-class resort.
“No visit to Seneca Niagara will ever be the same,” said Cathy Walker, president and CEO, Seneca Gaming Corporation, standing amidst the festivities. “STIR is a one-of-a-kind experience.”
The opening of STIR marks the completion of a comprehensive $26 million renovation of Seneca Niagara’s main gaming floor. In December, Seneca Gaming Corp. unveiled the reinvented space, which includes dazzling new slot displays and contemporary table game layouts and canopies, each complemented by plush new furniture and greatly enhanced lighting, a brand-new Keno Bar adjacent to the entrance to Thunder Falls Buffet, a larger, brighter Players Club Booth, a new gaming layout with wider, more open walkways, new, richly-colored carpeting, fresh wall coverings and a brand new air quality system. The result is a brighter, more open and more airy feel. The corporation also unveiled The Mezz, its newly-designed balcony area overlooking the main gaming floor, which is open to guests 18 and older.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo appoints COO
Tish Brady has been named chief operating officer of Catholic Charities of Buffalo. Dennis C. Walczyk, chief executive officer, and Sister Mary McCarrick, diocesan director, made the announcement.
Brady had been director of Metropolitan and District Services, the largest department within Catholic Charities, since she joined the organization 15 years ago.
As COO, she will be responsible for overseeing the operation of Catholic Charities’ programs and services as the agency continues its commitment to be the premier provider of quality, measurably effective, coordinated and cost efficient services to those in need across the eight counties of Western New York (WNY).
As Metro/District director, she was responsible for the service delivery of 28 program sites across WNY, including services to children and families composed of preventive services for children, parenting skills training, adoption and foster care, court-ordered programs, the WIC program and more, as well as counseling services and central intake (basic assistance) services.
Memorial on great place to work list
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Business First’s Best Places to Work.
President & CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo said the selection is a credit to the skill and dedication of the Memorial team.
“Our single most valuable asset isn’t one you’ll find on our balance sheet,” he said. “It’s the 1,100-plus members of the Memorial team who work hard every day to ensure we deliver the highest quality care in the most compassionate manner with the utmost dignity and respect.”
The medical center is one of six finalists in the category for businesses with more than 500 employees. Companies selected as finalists in a half-dozen categories will be featured in an upcoming March issue of Business First.Big red number $26M Amount spent on Seneca Niagara Casino's renovation of the main gaming floor.