Adrian’s Custard & Beef opens on Grand Island
Adrian’s Custard & Beef had a soft-serve opening for its expanded location on Grand Island on Friday afternoon. Pun intended. The seasonal destination will serve ice cream for the next few days before opening with a full menu by Wednesday, owner ToniMarie Amantia said.
Adrian’s new restaurant at 2352 Grand Island Blvd. is across from the site on Grand Island Boulevard where it served chocolate-vanilla twist custard and roast beef on weck for 30 years.
Amantia in late January bought the Town Cafe, which closed late last year. The new building is 3,500 square feet and includes a dining room and bar area.
Adrian’s employees will train with ice cream-only service from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, with food for friends and family this weekend.
Catholic Health’s Sullivan named to trade council
Mark Sullivan, president and CEO of Catholic Health System, was named to the American Hospital Association’s Section for Health Care Systems Council.
The 25-member council represents the AHA’s health system members, which comprise about 65 percent of AHA hospitals. The council advises the AHA on health system strategies.
MINNEAPOLIS _ Target Corp. said Thursday it is bumping its base pay by one dollar so that its lowestpaid workers will earn at least $13 an hour starting in June.
It is an incremental boost on the way to Target’s pledge to pay all of its workers a minimum of $15 an hour by the end of 2020.
The company declined to say how many workers would be affected by the pay hike, saying only that it would be in the “tens of thousands.”
Retailers are competing for labor as the economy stays relatively strong. Job requirements are shifting as retailers process more online sales and stores become shipping hubs and pick-up spots for customers who don’t want to wait for their online orders to arrive in the mail.
Other retailers have begun offering a $15 base wage. Amazon hit the mark last October ahead of the holiday hiring. In March, warehouse retailer Costco announced its second wage hike in less than a year to raise base hourly pay to $15.
Women’s leadership conference returns
The Transformational Leadership conference series will return to Canisius College this month.
“Professional Bravery: Define and Achieve Your Goals” will feature presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions with female leaders in business, medicine, law and education. Ursuline R. Bankhead, a psychologist and implicit bias consultant, will present “Understanding Your Inner Script.” Attorney Lisa A. Coppola of the Coppola Firm, will talk about creating a strategic plan.
The event is sponsored by the Medical Society of Erie County and the Coppola Firm. It takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Canisius College Science Building, 1901 Main St. Tickets are $35 or $10 for students. For information, email [email protected]