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.




Canalside Update: June 2014

canalsideupdate_image163x100Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is building a new destination


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 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

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 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

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


*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

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

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and dig


Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus NEW innovative work space for entrepreneurs – dig







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

* 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

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

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

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:



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

  • 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:

If you have any questions, please email