NETWORKING: Learn more about Buffalo’s growing waterside designation on April 30!

Liberty-Hound Restaurant Canalside     Photo Credit  - Visit Buffalo Niagara Hear your  invitation to the Networking Event. 

Hope to see you at the event (Rain or Shine)!




Small Business Matchmaker, Awards Luncheon and Expo

This is your opportunity to network with the area’s finest decision makers and have one-on-one time with federal, state and local agencies as well as prime government contractors! While you’re here, come celebrate at SCORE’s Small Business Week Awards Luncheon.

  • When:Wednesday, May 7, 2014,7:00am-2:00pm Add to my calendar
  • Where:Buffalo Convention Center153 Franklin St. BuffaloNY14203





Black Chamber of Commerce WNY Meeting and Presentation

******* CHAMBER NEWS *******

Find out more about this business organization.

The Black Chamber of  Commerce WNY  MONTHLY MEETING  is scheduled for:

SATURDAY, APRIL 26,2014 @ 11AM

{Presentation to cover business plans, M/WBE & CFAs}



Chamber Email:

Black Capital Network Presents “Have You Heard About Buffalo” Networking Event


BlacK Capital Network Event     PRESENTS
The “Have You Heard About Buffalo” Networking Series

Join us for a Networking Event at Canalside

Liberty-Hound Restaurant Canalside     Photo Credit  - Visit Buffalo Niagara

A waterfront designation that is leading the New Buffalo Revival.
Please join us for an evening of delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinks, networking and overview about Canalside from Thomas P. Dee,President of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation. 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
TIME:    5:00 – 7:30pm
WHERE:  Liberty Hound Restaurant
1 Naval Park Cove Buffalo, NY 14202

IMG_7128 Tom Dee  web version FEATURED GUEST: Thomas P. Dee, President of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

• A beautiful venue
• Delicious Hors d’oeuvres
• PowerNetworking
• Cash BarCost: $20.00 (hors d’oeuvres, networking and presentation)

Be sure to RSVP – Limited Space. Email:


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SEMINAR: Entrepreneurship Training for Women who are Veterans or members of Military Families

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Where: Veterans One-stop Center of WNY, 1280 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209

woment-vet_original_cropVeterans are natural entrepreneurs. They are disciplined, goal-oriented self-starters. Accustomed to accountability, they know the value of being decisive and flexible. This year more than 250,000 service members will transition into civilian life. With the jobless rate persistently high, and unemployment among veterans outpacing the national average, training in entrepreneurship makes sense. Leveraging the talents of service members will promote self-employment and will help stimulate the economy.

This series will provide you with the basics of entrepreneurship, to help move your business idea forward. The series will run Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm.



Program Dates and Topics:

May 1—Risk Management from the Insurance Perspective

May 15—Marketing and Social Media

May 29—The Economics of Small Business Start-Up



The 5th Annual MTA Conference in NYC

Meet MWDBE and Top GCs at

As a construction professional, you won’t want to miss the 5th annual MTA MWDBE conference: Fast Track To Your Success, being held May 8, 2014 in New York City. Register today to secure your seat and to have face-time with the MTA and all of their agencies. Be among the first to hear the details of the 2015-2019 Capital Plan and the billions of dollars in contracts related to it. We look forward to seeing you there.

As an attendee you will:

  • Hear about upcoming projects across all MTA operating agencies
  • Meet with the MTA directly and learn about new opportunities
  • Get a first glimpse of the upcoming 2015-2019 Capital Plan
  • Learn how to be a part of the Small Business Mentoring and Federal Programs
  • Network with hundreds of general contractors and subs
  • Have access to an in depth, post event certification workshop hosted by the MTA

We are planning a great program that you won’t want to miss so secure your space today.
Additionally, the MTA will be announcing exciting changes in their programs and will be presenting MWDBE’s with new and exciting opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in front of this audience.

This is a great program that will deliver the audience you WANT to meet-there is no other event like the MTA MWDBE Conference.

For more information or to register by phone, please contact Olivia Perez at (800) 371-3278 or email her today.

Interested in reaching this audience? Contact Stephanie Massoud for marketing opportunities at the event.