From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
Niagara University students spent Wednesday morning decorating windows of vacant buildings in Niagara Falls.
“So we’ve been working with about 4 or 5 people all morning just taping them up, trying to better the community make it more attractive,” said Jake Martineau, Niagara University student.
Several life-size silhouettes or ‘shadow selfies’ can now be seen on vacant storefronts at the corner of Main and Third street.
“I know overtime that a number of these have been shoe stores, restaurants, closed and shuttered since then. But the idea is hopefully it will spur people to say I’m going to take a chance, I’m going to invest in Niagara Falls,” said Michael Beam, Niagara University Castellani Art Museum Special Projects.
From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:
Niagara University’s Global Tourism Institute will include building space in downtown Niagara Falls and dedicated research efforts that seek new tourism opportunities, university officials said this week.
It will aim to attract international students interested in studying tourism and also establish partnerships with other educational entities and businesses.
From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (includes video):
According to a survey commissioned by the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, the economic impact of Nik Wallenda’s walk across Niagara Falls was immense.
Niagara University’s Hospitality Training and Research Center interviewed close to 600 people throughout Prospect Park and Old Falls Street.
In the nine hours leading up to the walk, they asked about everything from how much money visitors spent, to how long they planned to stay. The total economic impact was $3.3 million.
From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:
Niagara Helicopters Limited, an aerial tour company offering Niagara Falls tours based in Niagara Falls, Ontario, was presented with Canadian Business-of-the-Year Award. Niagara University’s College of Business Administration was pleased to recognize a company that flies above its competition and believes its employees are the most critical component to its success.