Buffalo Talks – Jan. 11, 2017 – Changes in Downtown Buffalo Policing

Guest Speaker: Chief Joseph Gramaglia,

Chief of Downtown Buffalo B-District

Chief Gramaglia will give us an update on how policing in downtown Buffalo has changed over the past 20 years as downtown has changed. As our downtown focus has shifted, and in light of the pressures on law enforcement across our country, is our local law enforcement doing anything differently?

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Buffalo Talks – Dec. 7th, 2016 -Gates Circle Redevelopment Project

Guest Speaker:

Christian Campos, President oTM Montante Development

Christian Campos will present the development plans for the Gates Circle Redevelopment Project and explain how the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital site is being transformed into a vibrant, mixed-use urban district. Gates Circle is a key connection point in the City of Buffalo. It is part of the historic Delaware Park-Front Park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is located in close proximity to vibrant commercial districts and cultural amenities.

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Buffalo Talks – Nov. 2, 2016 – Not-for-Profit Panel Discussion: Their Mission & Community Involvement

Guest Speakers: Stuart Harper – City Mission, Marylou Borowiak – Food Bank of WNY, Thomas Lynch – Goodwill, Tara Ellis – Meals on Wheels

Representatives from the City Mission, Food Bank of WNY, Goodwill and Meals on Wheels will give background information on their respective organizations, their missions, and relate how the community can become involved in their charities.

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Oct. 27 – Buffalo Meets – EXPO Market

Join Us October 27, 2016!

Join us Thursday, October 27th at EXPO Market for Working For Downtown’s premier social event. Formerly known as Thursday’s in the City, we’re putting together some of Buffalo’s most interesting venues with Buffalo’s most interesting people and companies.

The event will run from 5 – 8PM and is sponsored by Carmina Wood Morris and hosted by Working For Downtown.

EXPO Market
617 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203

We encourage everyone to stop by the shops located in the Market Arcade next door to EXPO. Most shop owners plan to extend their business hours just for us!

Let everyone know. Can’t wait to see you there!

Buffalo Talks – Oct. 5th 2016 – Michael Schmand of Buffalo Place

Guest Speaker:
Michael Schmand, Executive Director

Mike will give us an update on Buffalo Place and the activities they are involved with from Cars Sharing Main Street, Queen City Social, increased operations, planning, the Ranger Program and the positive changes that are taking place in our downtown.

This Talk is located in the Collections Gallery Conference Room on the second floor.

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Buffalo Walks – 9.21.16 – Colonel Ward Pumping Station

Join Working For Downtown for a tour of the Buffalo Water Authority Pumping Station. We will see how the water filtration process works and hear about the history of the steamers.
In the early 1900s colossal five story high, 60-foot steam pumps delivered water to the City of Buffalo. They were eventually replaced by smaller, but very powerful electric pumps, which are still in use. These mammoth steam pumps still sit alongside their smaller replacements and have attracted attention from pump and steam engine enthusiasts.

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Buffalo Walks – 8.16.16 – Tour of BNMC and Innovation Center

Take a walking tour of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and see the incredible growth and development of the hospitals, research and education institutions that have collaborated to create this world-class medical campus. We will conclude the walking tour of the Medical Campus with a cocktail reception at 6:30 hosted by the BNMC’s Innovation Center, the largest business incubator in Buffalo currently serving more than 100 private sector and not-for-profit companies. The IC is home to a range of growing start-ups utilizing office and wet lab space, including “dig,” its dynamic co-working and event space, and the 43North incubator and the Z80 technology accelerator. Tour participants will get a unique opportunity to experience this vibrant Campus and see first-hand the people and organizations working together to change our city’s future.

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Buffalo Walks – 7.20.16 – Conventus Building

Conventus is a gateway for connecting and collaborating, and a cornerstone for development on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and will be connected via walkway to both the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and the new University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In its development of this facility, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation (CREC) has taken important steps to put the building’s tenants, the City of Buffalo, and the BNMC in a leadership position in the medical community regionally.

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