(Buffalo, NY) Buffalo is introducing a great opportunity for Business owners to introduce and expand your business. It’s the  new “Queen City Pop Up” Project, a unique opportunity for local retailers to receive FREE rent on Main Street in downtown Buffalo for the holiday season.

Queen City Pop Up RFP  Queen City Pop Up RFP 2014

MUST SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: All proposals should be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 to:

Brandye Merriweather
Project Coordinator – Downtown Development
Buffalo Urban Development Corporation
95 Perry Street – Suite 404
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 856-6525 ext. 131

DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m.



“You Can’t Fail” Conference

Need a little inspiration?  A positive message and celebration of leadership.

A conference to support the leadership development and celebrate the contributions of professional women of color,
in an environment created just for them.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Doubletree Hotel, East Syracuse, NY 13057

The You Can’t Fail 2013 conference theme is: In Her Footsteps: Celebrating the Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Conference Ticket: $75.00

Can't Fail Conference Speaker 2013Michele Jones Galvin- Harriet Tubman’s great, great, great, grandniece and author of Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of her People

The event features vendors, live musical performances, and educational presentations, inspiring words from regional women and the announcement of the new You Can’t Fail leadership development workshops, programs, and coaching services. Come celebrate the legacy of this confident, competent, courageous and calm woman leader.

Find out more and register:

Ernesta Procope Talks about Black Businesses and Black Succession

A Salute to A Business Legacy Builder: Ernesta Procope
Ernesta Procope is the founder and CEO of E.G. Bowman, Inc., the largest minority-owned insurance brokerage company in the U.S. Under her leadership the business grew from a small storefront in Brooklyn to the first minority-owned company on Wall Street. She is also credited as being an advocate for insurance reforms that provided coverage to low-income families.

In this video she candidly speaks about her decision to pass the business on to a successor.

Video Credit: Thank you to the The National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP),the premier resource for oral history interviews with African American elders who shaped the 20th century.