BUFFALO, N.Y., December 19, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gary M. Crosby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He also joins the company’s Board. Mr. Crosby, 60, has served as First Niagara’s interim President and CEO since March 2013.
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First Niagara “Steps In” to Support Volunteers of America
Buffalo, N.Y., October 2, 2013 – The First Niagara Foundation and Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. will be working together to implement a financial component to the Step by Step program. Step by Step, an outreach program of Volunteers of America, provides highly structured workshops for women currently serving in the Monroe County and Albion State Correctional Facilities, as well as women in residential treatment programs. Step by Step features workshops designed to provide the skills necessary for women to rebuild their lives, attain self-sufficiency and achieve greater financial independence.
First Niagara Appoints Tom Faughnan to Lead Mortgage Banking
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) today announced the promotion of Tom Faughnan to Senior Director of Residential Mortgage. Faughnan will be responsible for developing and executing on the company’s overall strategy and financial goals as well as managing day-to-day operations for the company’s residential mortgage business. He joined First Niagara in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Residential Lending.
Customers Embrace First Niagara Mobile Banking
CTG CEO James Boldt Appointed to First Niagara’s Board of Directors
BUFFALO, N.Y., August 6, 2013 – The Board of Directors of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) announced that James R. Boldt was appointed to serve as a director of the company and First Niagara Bank, N.A.
Boldt is chairman and chief executive officer of Computer Task Group, Incorporated (CTG), a NASDAQ-listed international information technology services and solutions firm. He also serves as a director and the chairman of the audit committee of the Board of Directors of Sovran Self Storage, Inc., a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust.
First Niagara Supports Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.
BUFFALO, N.Y., August 1, 2013 – The First Niagara Foundation and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. are partnering to provide educational support for first time home buyers in Niagara Falls.
First Niagara Provides $1.3 Million Loan for Purchase of Target Research Group
NYACK, NY (July 29, 2013) -- First Niagara Financial Group (Nasdaq:FNFG) announced today that it has completed a collateralized $1.3 million loan to the principals of Target Research Group, located in Airport Executive Park, Nanuet, N.Y., to purchase the company from Aries/MVL Group, a holding company for market research organizations. Founded in 1986, Target Research Group offers tactical and strategic market research services to business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients in consumer packaged goods, healthcare, financial services, legal, and a variety of other industries.
First Niagara Helps Create Opportunities for Local Youth in Urban Agriculture
The First Niagara Foundation and the Massachusetts Avenue Project, Inc. will be working together to foster youth leadership and create an environmentally and economically sustainable regional food system through the “Growing Green” program. The program creates innovative and meaningful jobs for disadvantaged youth, while also increasing access to healthy food options in Buffalo’s neighborhoods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are grown in an urban setting, while students learn about food systems.
First Niagara Helps Provide Educational Enrichment Opportunities for Local Youth
The First Niagara Foundation and Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs are partnering to provide instruction for local children, at no cost, in fundamental life skill development, sports skill development, as well as academic support in science and math.
First Niagara Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
First Niagara Offers Low Interest Loans to Aid in Recovery from Recent Flooding
First Niagara Bank, N.A. is making low-interest loans available to its Central New York customers in response to an immediate need for emergency funds following recent flooding. The special loan program is available to individuals in the Chenango, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida and Montgomery counties who have been affected by the recent flooding.
First Niagara Takes Local Kids Out to the Ball Game
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to bring smiles to 100 children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo by providing tickets to the Bisons’ game against the Columbus Clippers at Coca-Cola Field on July 25th (1:05 pm.)
First Niagara helps Children and Youth Succeed with $12,500 donation to the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier
The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier is pleased to announce it has received a $12,500 donation from First Niagara to support youth counseling. “We are thrilled to have the support of First Niagara,” said Executive Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center, Marian Towers. “This funding will allow us to continue our work with children and young adults, helping them to reach their full potential.
First Niagara Supports Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services
The First Niagara Foundation and Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services are partnering to build home ownership rates in target neighborhoods and help local families improve their money management skills.
First Niagara Helps to “Sweep” City Streets for Clean Sweep Initiative
The First Niagara Foundation, Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo Save Our Streets Task Force are working together to make improvements to the City’s Fruit Belt neighborhood. Employees of the bank volunteered their time today as part of the City’s Clean Sweep Initiative, helping Mayor Brown and the Save Our Streets Task Force address quality of life issues in the area.
First Niagara Supports Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation
The First Niagara Foundation and Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation are partnering to provide education and financial support for first time home buyers in Lackawanna.The program will help target a section of the community that the Lackawanna Housing Development Corporation has identified for redevelopment and revitalization. The free home ownership classes will offer education on financial planning for home purchases, credit issues, mortgage applications and foreclosure prevention. The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to fund the program.
First Niagara Provides Funding for the Isaiah 61 Project
The First Niagara Foundation and the Isaiah 61 Project (a ministry of Global Outreach Mission, Inc.) are partnering to provide job training and housing rehabilitation services for residents in the City of Niagara Falls.
First Niagara Supports Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.
The First Niagara Foundation is providing financial support for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. and their Community Soup Kitchen as they work to provide food for local families in need.
First Niagara Gives a Helping Hand to Habitat for Humanity
The First Niagara Foundation and Habitat for Humanity will be working together to completely renovate a home located at 64 North Parade Avenue in Buffalo. Employees of the bank will be working at the house throughout the week of June 4th, to help a local family in need make their dream of home ownership a reality.
First Niagara Recognized for Historic Preservation in Central New York
SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 23, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG) was recognized by the Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) for its contributions and investments toward restoring the historic legacy of the Central New York region. The multi-state regional bank received PACNY’s Preservation Merit Award for its exceptional achievement in historic preservation.
First Niagara Names Industry Veteran Deb Burgess to Serve as Director of Treasury Management
BUFFALO, N.Y. May 23, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FNFG), recently welcomed Deb Burgess as the multi-state bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Treasury Management.
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