Two Empowering Events Hosted by Women in the Spot Light Going Global

IMG_15066330053559Join Women in the Spot Light Going Global for a weekend of workshops /panel discussions on…

  • Saturday 8/16 with award winning author and keynote speaker Jack A. Daniels.

Registration www.womeninthespotlightgoinglobal.com

 

July 23 – NYS MWBE event to help businesses leverage local new economy

New York State Western NY MWBE Outreach
Building Relationships and Making Connections for Success

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(Albany, NY) In support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to maximize opportunity for New York businesses, DASNY (the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York ) will host a business outreach and networking reception on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

DASNY has invited key state and local agencies and authorities; leading construction management companies and representatives from Buffalo’s major economic project drivers to join them for this complimentary and interactive MWBE event.

“Last year, under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership, the utilization of minority-– and women- owned businesses in state contracts reached a record 21.06 %. In all, $1,488 billion in contracts from a total of 97 public agencies and authorities were awarded to Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) in FY 2012-2013,” said DASNY President Paul T. Williams, Jr. “Events like this will help ensure that MWBE firms are aware of the possibilities available to them so that we can continue to build upon our past success.”

Information about upcoming procurement and bid opportunities will be provided, along with guidance on how to pursue new business opportunities in Western New York. Key presentations include: an overview of the NYS Contract System, including how prime contractors and subcontractors can benefit from it, and a panel discussion moderated by Michael M. Clay, DASNY Director,Opportunity Programs Group, where state and local agency MWBE representatives will discuss strategies for success in achieving 20% MWBE participation on projects.

The conversation continues after the presentations with a networking reception where attendees will be able to speak with key project managers and business owners.

Interested business owners are asked to send a RSVP to DASNYinWNY@gmail.com by July 18, 2014.

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Founded in 1944, DASNY is one of the largest higher education, health care and public-purpose issuers of public debt in the nation with an outstanding bond portfolio of approximately $45.8 billion as of March 31, 2014. DASNY is also a major public builder in New York State with a construction pipeline of 904 projects valued at more than $5.74 billion.

Canalside Update – August 2014

canalsideupdate_image163x100  August 2014

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is building a new destination

Canalside offers an abundance of activities and opportunities for all!  Here’s a quick snapshot of the recent and upcoming events at Canalside:

Great Culinary experience at Canalside with Chef Bobby Anderson20/20 with F-Bites is a hit! The new culinary experience for youth continues until August 26. For the schedule, visit: www.canalsidebuffalo.com.

Canalside is a growing destination for diverse experiences and events. Visit Code Blu Juice Bar for a fresh and tasty juice or smoothie every Tuesday at 5 p.m. (before Zumba) and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (before Power Yoga/Hybrid Fitness).

A Community Favorite and a Corn Treat: At various Canalside events, look for Mattie’s Restaurant, a local soul food favorite and A-Maize-ing Corn, a sweet corn roasting company that specializes in roasted treats.

There’s so much to do! Have you tried…?

  •  The new menu at Clinton’s Dish, Canalside’s on-site eatery. Now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and serving breakfast! Enjoy the view while sipping a cup of Golden Cup coffee.
  • The Beer Garden (open until 8 p.m.).
  • Free professional dance lessons accompanied by live local music every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please note: upcoming classes are 8/6: Swing; 8/13: Tango; 8/20: Ballroom; 8/27: Salsa.MUSIC AND DANCE ONLINE AD

Free concerts during the month of August:

  • BPO performing the music of Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind, & Fire (8/7)
  • Moby (8/14)

Tom Dee and Vincent Clark at WUFOA Conversation with Tom Dee
On July 16, ECHDC President Tom Dee and Jennifer Parker were guests on the Buffalo Urban League’s radio show hosted by Vincent Clark.  WUFO 1080 AM listeners learned more about Canalside’s development, activities and events, and how job seekers and small business owners can find out about opportunities.

Get more news by following Canalside on Facebook or at www.canalsidebuffalo.com.

 

 

Canalside Update: July 2014

canalsideupdate_image163x100Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is building a new destination

Great things are happening at Canalside! The summer concerts are off to a great start. But Canalside is so much more than concerts. Canalside is quickly becoming Buffalo’s most popular destination for year-round activities, events and business opportunities. Here’s a quick snapshot of the recent and upcoming activities at Canalside:

BusinessOpportunities_1600x535New M/WBE Online Resource: Canalside has launched its new website! It includes a tab dedicated to providing business owners with important announcements, work opportunities and information to help you get involved. Check it out at www.canalsidebuffalo.com/Get Involved.

Coming Soon: Local Chef Bobby Anderson, who appeared on Hell’s Kitchen, brings exceptional health and wellness to the Western New York region through quality food, nutrition and innovation. This summer, Chef Bobby is bringing “The 20/20 with F Bites” to Canalside as a culinary experience for youth that will include culinary training and advanced cooking courses. Canalside patrons can enjoy fitness challenges, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and free food samples. The event will run every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from July 1 to August 26.

Open for Business to All: On June 24, Global Spectrum hosted an M/WBE and small business update meeting at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Attendees gained insight into current and upcoming opportunities, and learned about the necessary steps to do business at Buffalo’s waterfront destination.

New Opportunities: Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has announced two new construction opportunities for projects related to the Canalside Grain Elevator Illumination. Details for each of these opportunities are posted on the NYS Contract Reporter website, http://www.nyscr.org, under the following titles:
– Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator Illumination: General Construction Due Date: July 10, 2014
– Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator Illumination: Electrical Construction Due Date: July 10, 2014
Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to kchmura@esd.ny.gov or by calling 716-846-8200.

Get more news by following Canalside on Facebook or at www.canalsidebuffalo.com.

 

Canalside Update: June 2014

canalsideupdate_image163x100Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is building a new destination

JUNE UPDATES

The Canalside Team is Growing. Shaping Canalside presents many possibilities for resourceful entrepreneurs. Several local companies have been hired, including Classic Construction, Iroquois Bar, Apex, Watts Engineering and Singleton Construction.

New Additions. On June 2nd, Clinton’s Dish, Canalside’s on-site eatery began serving breakfast. The new menu includes caffeinated beverages from Golden Cup Coffee Co.

Lauren-Byrd-Headshot163x100 Lauren M. Byrd, founder of the Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week, joins the Global Spectrum team as senior corporate sales manager.

Canalside is Hiring. There are still full- and part-time jobs available at Canalside. View employment opportunities at http://tinyurl.com/CanalsideJobs. Canalside is currently looking for volunteers to work at its information tent and assist with game rentals. Volunteers can earn VIP concert tickets, preferred parking and free lunch. To sign-up email volunteer@canalsidebuffalo.com.

SAVE THE DATE. Global Spectrum is hosting a vendor meeting for MBE/WBE businesses on June 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Room 101F. Representatives will discuss current and upcoming opportunities. Details to be announced soon.

MBE/WBE Website. Canalside will soon launch its newly redesigned website. It will include a tab dedicated to providing small-business owners with important announcements, work opportunities and information to help you get involved.

Canalside Concerts2014 Canalside Summer Events Schedule
Canalside recently announced the 2014 Summer Concert Series acts. The complete concert and event schedule can be found at www.canalsidebuffalo.com. Many of Canalside’s daily events are free and open to the public.

Have You Heard About the New Buffalo? `Thomas P. Dee, president of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Canalside’s parent, recently spoke at the Black Capital Network’s “Have You Heard About the New Buffalo” event. Dee shared insights into the development of Canalside and spoke with M/WBE business owners and professionals about their projects.

Get more news by following Canalside on Facebook or at www.canalsidebuffalo.com.

Black Capital Network to Host Event Series that Showcases the Projects that are Shaping the “New Buffalo”

WHAT/WHYBuffalo med campus invite FRONT: On Thursday, July 17,2014 the Black Capital Network will host its second “Have you Heard about the New Buffalo” Networking Series that offers local business owners an opportunity to network with local influencers and get a glimpse into the “New Buffalo.”

The networking series features key development locations in Buffalo with the goal of updating and connecting professionals and MWBE business owners to the project decision makers.

The July 17, 2014 event will feature the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the newest innovative co-working space dig.  Featured presenters include: Matthew Enstice, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc and Patrick Whalen, Chief Operating Officer

“We encourage guests to attend and experience a hub of innovation and opportunity.”
The cost is $20.00 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks, presentation, great networking and a tour of the BNMC campus.

WHERE:  dig at the BNMC
Innovation Center
640 Ellicott Street  –   Buffalo,NY, 14203

WHEN:       Thursday, July 17 at 5pm -7:30 pm.

WHO:  
        Local business owners
Jennifer Parker, founder of the Black Capital Network and owner of Jackson Parker Communications
Matthew Enstice, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc
Patrick Whalen, Chief Operating Officer

ARE YOU GOING? Email: bcnparker@gmail.com to RSVP!

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

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

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