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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DASNY MWBE Outreach Event Buffalo July 2014 FINAL

(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.


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.


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.

        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

PRINT or SAVE POSTCARD and SHARE:  Buffalo med campus invite FRONT

WNY MWBE Opportunities EXPO on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development Presents – The Western New York MWBE Opportunities EXPO on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 8:30am to 3:30 pm.


NY State MWBE WNY ForumPurpose of the MWBE Opportunities EXPO   

Co-hosted by ESD’s Western New York Regional Office and Erie County Medical Center (ECMC),this one-stop shopping opportunity will feature several workshops designed to deliver important information about New York State’s Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Program and business development resources that can help your company grow and increase awareness of State procurement opportunities.


  • You will also meet procurement officers from New York State agencies and authorities active in the Western New York area at the exhibit expo.

For information, please visit the Expo landing page at www.nysmwbeforum.org/expo

  • New York State (NYS) MWBE Boot Camp

Schedule some time to join us at the NYS MWBE Boot Camp. At the Boot Camp, you will have the opportunity to access local resources available for MWBE firms, including the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network, the Professional and Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) center network.


To register for the Expo please visit: www.nysmwbeforum.org/expo/register

If you have any questions, please email expo@nysmwbeforum.org


The City of Buffalo is Open for Business – Learn more on August 6, 2013

Be In the Know…  Great Things are HOverview of Buffaloappening in Buffalo, New York!

The City of Buffalo has invested over $30 million dollars to return cars to Main Street. Businesses are soon to follow.

Join Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday, August 6th at 8:00 a.m. to learn more about the Cars Sharing Main Street project and the resources available to start a business in the City of Buffalo.

Event Location: Market Arcade Building
617 Main Street

The City of Buffalo has invested over $30 million dollars to return cars to Main Street. Businesses are soon to follow.

Join Mayor Byron W. Brown on Tuesday, August 6th at 8:00 a.m. to learn more about the Cars Sharing Main Street project and the resources available to start a business in the City of Buffalo.

Learn More about this Event.

It’s All About Growing Your Business: Construction Opportunities in WNY

The State University Construction Fund invites you to attend an informational session for: Upcoming Construction Opportunities in Western New York  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Holiday Inn Downtown Buffalo
Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 12205

Who Should Attend:  

  • Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
  •  Contractors, Consultants and Subs that provide Construction and Construction-related Services

Find out about Opportunities
•    Construction Fund Projects
•    Update on UB 2020
•    Campus-Administered Projects (UB, Buff State, and Fredonia)
•    Local agencies

This seminar:
•    Will detail and clarify the processes employed by the Fund in awarding work and contracting with business partners.
•    Will preview upcoming design and construction projects  throughout NY State
•    Will provide an understanding to NYS certification and the MWBE directory
•    Will provide an opportunity for firms to network

Pre-registration is required for this seminar. There is no cost to attend.

Please register by e-mail to SUCF.OpportunityAdmin@suny.edu

Include your company’s name, contact information and name of attendees
No later than Monday, November 5, 2012

If you have questions, call 518-320-1650