July 17, 2014 HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT the NEW Buffalo Networking Event

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT …
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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus NEW innovative work space for entrepreneurs – dig

 

 

 

 

 

 

A HUB OF INNOVATION and OPPORTUNITY
Thursday July 17, 2014

  • Learn more about the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • *Take a tour of the Campus
  • Experience the surroundings of Buffalo’s newest shared mixed-use work space for innovative entrepreneurs

Featured Guests:
Matthew Enstice, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
Patrick Whalen,Chief Operating Officer

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2014
TIME: 5:00 – 7:30pm
WHERE: Innovation Center on the BNMC
640 Ellicott Street . Buffalo,NY, 14203

Enjoy….
* A unique venue
* Delicious Hors d’oeuvres and drinks
* PowerNetworking

COST: $20.00 (hors d’oeuvres,drinks,networking and presentation)
* Pay at the event

Be sure to RSVP – Register Online
Email: bcnparker@gmail.com

 *Walking Tour of BNMC – Tour will be offered after the presentation. Please bring low heeled shoes for the walking tour.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All interested in learning more about opportunities at the BNMC and Buffalo’s Newest
mixed use Workspace for Entrepreneurs

A “Have You Heard about the NEW Buffalo” Networking Series
Hosted by the Black Capital Network

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The Power of Networking and Your Business Growth

As diversity flourishes, so does business

As Buffalo’s field of dreams grows along the waterfront and Medical Campus, some involved in the long struggle to get minority-owned businesses a share of the action say the answer increasingly is “yes.”

Maybe that explains the turnout this week when Global Spectrum, the company managing Canalside, held an outreach meeting in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to lay out some of the business opportunities. About half of the more than 50 entrepreneurs who showed up were black.

It was the second such meeting the company has held since being hired by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. in January. The temptation is to dismiss such events as dog-and-pony shows – until you hear stories such as Anita Sanders’.

Sanders went to the first meeting in March, heard about the opportunity to supply everything from food and uniforms to paper products and cleaning supplies, and then posed an inquiry. “I just asked the question, ‘Do you need security?’ He said, ‘Yes,’ and it went on from there,” said Sanders, who used her experience as a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police officer and her master’s degree in management to start Trace Assets Protection Service two years ago.

Now she has a contract with Canalside for Thursdays at the Square and weekend events, guarding everything from ticket receipts to bank deposits.

Her advice to other minorities looking to get a foot in the door? “Make sure you follow through … and go to the meetings,” she said, echoing the advice of Jennifer Parker, who was hired by Eric Mower + Associates to put together an outreach effort to minority and female entrepreneurs for Canalside.

READ THE  ENTIRE ARTICLE

http://www.buffalonews.com/columns/rod-watson/as-diversity-flourishes-so-does-business-20140625

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