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Buffalo Niagara Partnership Scramble Event

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 25, 2015 – 4:54 pm

If you are looking to network I highly recommend attending an upcoming “Scramble” Event. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership held the first one of the year on Tuesday, February 25,  which is designed to make networking easy.

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As I arrived at the event, I received my nametag which has three numbers on it. The first number on my nametag represented the first table I would be seated at with eight other professionals. We introduced ourselves and talked about what we liked most about our jobs.  One of the many reasons I love being a reporter is I am always able to learn about people and hear their story.  Next, we went to the table marked by the second number on my name tag, and discussed what’s unique about the company we work for.  The third table discussed professional advice.

It was such a pleasure to talk to other driven professionals in the Western New York community. I was able to learn about what others are working on, how and why they got into their line of work, what is the most unique aspect of their jobs, and so much more.

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Plus anytime I get to hang out with my co-workers its a good day. : )

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The Buffalo Bills are proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Scramble Networking Series.  This is the first of three events this year.   The Lunch Event will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens from 11:30 a.m. to  2:00 p.m.  The Cocktail Event will take place Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Register at thepartnership.org/eventscalendar or call 716.514.1770.

In addition to Scramble Series, the Buffalo Bills is the title sponsor and host for the 2015 HobNob event at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  Click here for more information about that event.

 

– Alexandra Vitale
Multimedia Reporter

 


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Fred Jackson and Pat Kaleta team up for PUCCS

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 25, 2015 – 3:58 pm

Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson and Buffalo Sabres Pat Kaleta are teaming up for PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke).

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Here are some of the events taking place this week –

Wednesday, February 25 – 7p-8p

Autograph signing session with Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills and Pat Kaleta of the Buffalo Sabres
Tony Walker Center – Shoe Department
5110 Main Street, Williamsville
This is the first time Fred and Pat have done an autograph session together.

Thursday, February 26 – PUCCS Concussion Awareness Night at the Sabres & Text to Donate Campaign
Distribution of PUCCS concussion awareness cards
Fred Jackson, Dr. Elad Levy and Dr. Renee Reynolds will be at First Niagara Center to help promote concussion awareness and risk reduction

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Text to Donate Campaign begins with everyone encouraged to text to donate to PUCCS

Donations will be used to conduct baseline testing clinics in the inner city for student athletes at risk for concussions, and expand the educational outreach of PUCCS.  Anyone texting a donation of $25 or more will be entered into a drawing for some autographed sports memorabilia (including a Jackson jersey and a Kaleta jersey).  Donors just need to text the phrase 1HIT to 41444 and follow the instructions on their phone.

 

Friday, February 27 – Starpoint Central Health and Wellness Fair – distribution of concussion awareness and risk reduction information to students and faculty

 

Sunday, March 1 – 10% Event at Tony Walker Center – 12n-5pm

Mention PUCCS at the checkout and shoppers get 10% off their purchase and Tony Walker will make a donation of 10% of your purchase total to PUCCS.

 

Help support this great cause!  For more information visit puccs.org.


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BENRUS opens retail location in Rochester

Posted by buffalobills.com on February 20, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Welcome to the Western New York area, BENRUS!  The new military inspired lifestyle brand just opened their first retail store in the USA right in our backyard.  The Culver Road Armory in Rochester will be the home of upscale shopping experience with a nostalgic touch.

BENRUS is the Official Timepiece of the Buffalo Bills, presenting sponsor of the in-game solider recognition, Best Dressed series and coming in 2015, two large branded clocks at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  For more about the partnership, click here.


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Campbell’s “Tackling Hunger” results

Posted by buffalobills.com on January 28, 2015 – 4:35 pm

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The Bills and Campbell’s® Chunky soup, along with Tops Friendly Markets announced the results of the “Tackling Hunger with the Buffalo Bills” program for the 2014 season today at a press conference inside the Food Bank of Western New York.  For every tackle the Bills recorded during the 2014 season Campbell’s® Chunky soup donated 20 cans of soup to the food banks to help close the nutrition gap among families need.

With the Bills defense recording over 960 tackles, more than 19,500 cans of soup were donated to the following food banks:

Food Bank of Western New York
Rochester Foodlink
Food Bank of Central New York
Food Bank of the Southern Tier

For more information please visit buffalobills.com/tackletracker.

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Nigel Bradham’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 20, 2014 – 10:01 am

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For the final installment, it’s Bills LB Nigel Bradham.  Check out the songs Nigel will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Raiders.

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Nike uniform of Week 16

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 19, 2014 – 4:00 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 16 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders will be the team’s white jerseys on royal pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here are the Bills uniform combinations in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue

Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Blue / White

Week 13 vs. Cleveland Browns: Blue / White

Week 14 at Denver Broncos: White / White

Week 15 vs. Green Bay Packers: Blue / Blue

Week 16 at Oakland Raiders: White / Blue


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BENRUS Best Dressed Week 15

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 14, 2014 – 11:37 am

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As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Robert Woods will receive a BENRUS J1 Messenger Bag, perfect holiday gifts! Follow @benrususa and use the hashtag #HolidayswithBENRUS for a chance to win some of the latest gear. BENRUS watches, sunglasses, duffle bags and backpacks are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEOs, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Corey Graham’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 13, 2014 – 12:47 pm

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For this week, it’s Bills CB Corey Graham.  Check out the songs Corey will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Packers.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 “Be the Change” Forum

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 10, 2014 – 4:49 pm

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Nearly 200 students and teachers from Western NY were on hand at the ADPRO Sports Training Center on Tuesday for the annual Fuel Up to Play 60 “Be the Change” forum.  The students, from Orchard Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Island, Buffalo City, Rochester City and Rush Henrietta Schools,  were joined by Running Back C.J. Spiller, Bills’ Nutritionist Dan Liburd and dairy farmer Jason Kehl, from  Strykersville NY.

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Students gathered to learn how healthy eating and physical activity can benefit them not just in school but for a lifetime.  It’s all a part of Fuel Up to Play 60, a national partnership between the National Football League and the American Dairy Association, to encourage students to eat healthy foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low fat and fat free dairy products) and exercise 60 minutes daily. The participants also received leadership and communication training to help find their voice in order to drive healthy change within their schools.

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Check out the photo gallery.


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Bills rely on ShoreTel phone system

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on December 9, 2014 – 10:24 am

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ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions, today announced the Bills have selected and installed a ShoreTel unified communications system to improve staff productivity and fan satisfaction. The system is installed on 400 phones at the Ralph Wilson Stadium and the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Among ShoreTel’s software offerings, the Buffalo Bills are using ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center for their call centers and ShoreTel Mobility, which extends the phone system to employees’ smartphones and tablets.

During the offseason, Ralph Wilson Stadium underwent a major remodel, which enabled the organization to re-evaluate its communications provider. After considering other VoIP solutions with the guidance of ShoreTel channel partner PremCom, the Buffalo Bills selected ShoreTel.

“The ease of use and installation of the ShoreTel system was a huge factor in our decision,” said Dan Evans, vice president of information technology at the Buffalo Bills. “The system’s capability to grow with us as we expand was also an important consideration. From the cut-over standpoint, the installation process was seamless.”

Among the early feedback from employees is that they enjoy being able to customize their ShoreTel phone, speed dials and more without IT support. The team’s use of ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center improved productivity and efficiency in its ticket office. The Bills also rely on ShoreTel technology for on-the-field communication on game days, since the phones on the field communications cart are part of the ShoreTel system. Phones can also be quickly provisioned to visiting team staff and TV crews at the location of their choice.

Meanwhile, the ShoreTel system has enabled the team’s IT staff to reduce costs in several key areas. “Our monthly maintenance costs have decreased,” Evans said. “And our equipment and environmental footprints have been greatly reduced. Instead of a separate server room, our ShoreTel gear fits in half a rack, and our power consumption is also much lower as a result.”

“The Buffalo Bills are leveraging the power of ShoreTel’s integrated communications system and mobility application to improve employee productivity whether they are in the office, on the sidelines of a game, or in a remote location,” said Mark Roberts, chief marketing officer at ShoreTel. “The Bills are the second NFL team to use ShoreTel technology to win on and off the playing field, joining an impressive roster of sports customers including six professional basketball, four professional baseball, and two professional hockey teams.”

About ShoreTel

ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions. Its award-winning on-premises IP-PBX solution and cloud-based hosted phone system eliminate complexity and improve productivity. Recognized for its industry-leading customer experience and support, ShoreTel’s innovative business phones, application integration, collaboration tools, mobility, and contact center applications enable users to communicate and collaborate no matter the time, place or device, with minimal demand on IT resources. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.


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Unyts Blood Drive at RWS tomorrow

Posted by buffalobills.com on December 1, 2014 – 10:43 am

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Buffalo Bills Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11 am–8 pm

Ralph Wilson Stadium
One Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14217

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11am – 8pm Ralph Wilson Stadium

The first 500 presenting donors will receive a “One Buffalo” t-shirt courtesy of the Buffalo Bills.
All donors who make an appointment and keep it will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. Green Bay game on Sunday, December 14, 2014. 100 people will win!
(Names will be picked every day and posted on Facebook, and Unyts will contact each winner by phone or email.)

To make an appointment at the stadium on December 2, CLICK HERE.


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BENRUS Best Dressed – DE Jerry Hughes

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 30, 2014 – 10:42 am

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand. QB EJ Manuel won in week 12.

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Jerry Hughes received a BENRUS Bivouac backpack, a perfect holiday gift.  BENRUS watches, duffle bags and backpacks are available for purchase at www.BENRUS.com

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Dan Carpenter’s BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 29, 2014 – 10:00 am

This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For this week, it’s Bills K Dan Carpenter.  Check out the songs Dan will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Browns.

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Nike uniform of Week 13

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 28, 2014 – 8:38 am

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 13 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium will be the team’s royal blue jerseys on white pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here are the Bills uniform combinations so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue

Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Blue / White

Week 13 vs. Cleveland Browns: Blue / White


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BENRUS Best Dressed – QB EJ Manuel

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 24, 2014 – 5:31 pm

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The BENRUS Best Dressed series presents one well-dressed player with a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand. Fullback Frank Summers won in week 11.

As the winner of BEST DRESSED, EJ Manuel received a BENRUS Sky Chief Watch. The Sky Chief, engineered in 1940, was worn by World War II Aviators and can be considered one of the greatest timepieces in history. Today, BENRUS acknowledges the significance of The Sky Chief and its ingenuity in a contemporary, modernized model available for purchase on benrus.com.

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921. For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military. Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Nike uniform of Week 12

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 24, 2014 – 9:43 am

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 12 game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field in Detroit will be the team’s royal blue jerseys on white pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here are the Bills uniform combinations so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue

Week 12 vs. New York Jets: Blue / White


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Critical Need for Blood Following Storm

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 21, 2014 – 1:27 pm

Unyts urges WNY to donate blood for local patients in local hospitals

After being forced to cancel blood drives this week due to the storm, Unyts is urging the community to donate blood TODAY. Demand at our local hospitals has increased and a strong turnout by donors is critical to ensure we have blood available for patients in the WNY community. To make an appointment, call 512-7940 or visit http://www.unyts.org and click on Give Blood.

Blood Drives TODAY, November 21st
Eastern Hills Mall Donation Center
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
7am-2pm

Medlab, Inc.
600 Cayuga Rd
Cheektowaga, NY
2-6pm

Blood Drives TOMORROW, November 22nd
Eastern Hills Mall Donation Center
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY
7am-3pm

Erie County Auto Bureau
2122 George Urban Blvd.
Depew, NY
8:30am-12:30pm

Tonawanda Donation Center
96 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY
7am-3pm

Blood Drives Monday, November 24th
Eastern Hills Mall Donation Center
4545 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
10am-8pm

Southgate Plaza Donation Center
1000 Union Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
10am-8pm

Tonawanda Donation Center
96 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
10am-8pm

Blood Drives Tuesday, November 25th

Tonawanda Donation Center
96 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY
10am-8pm

Unyts Donation Center
110 Broadway
Buffalo, NY
10am-4pm

 

There will also be a blood drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 2nd.  Click for details.15282247615937085079


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Nike uniform of Week 11

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 12, 2014 – 2:08 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

The uniform combo for the Week 11 game between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins will be the team’s white jerseys on royal blue pants. Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

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Here are the Bills uniform combinations so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White

Week 8 at New York Jets: White / Blue

Week 9 bye

Week 10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Blue / White

Week 11 at Miami Dolphins: White / Blue


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BENRUS Best Dressed – Scott Chandler

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 9, 2014 – 10:41 am

Introducing the Best Dressed series presented by BENRUS where one well-dressed player will receive a product from the military-inspired lifestyle brand.

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As the winner of BEST DRESSED, Scott Chandler will receive a BENRUS Quartermaster Duffle Bag, the perfect companion for a weekend getaway.  All BENRUS duffle bags and backpacks will be available for purchase starting November 18th on benrus.com.

BENRUS, LLC was founded as a watch company in 1921.  For over four decades, it manufactured legendary timepieces for the U.S. military.   Giovanni Feroce, internationally recognized as one of today’s most successful American CEO’s, is building BENRUS into a multi-billion dollar, military-inspired lifestyle brand. Mr. Feroce currently serves as CEO and Chairman of BENRUS, LLC.


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Jerry Hughes’ BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on November 8, 2014 – 10:04 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #10, it’s Bills DE Jerry Hughes.  Check out the songs Jerry will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on the Chiefs.


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