Join us for your lunch hour to tour the newly refurbished Michael J. Dillon building at 68 Court Street, now housing the Buffalo Police and Fire departments. Built in 1936, this Art Moderne style building was created to hold the federal courthouse functions for Buffalo and was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Come learn about the significant elements of this building and how the Buffalo Police and Fire departments are now making it their new headquarters!
We’ve seen the “before” and had a party in the “during”, now join WFD for a tour of the “after” at the new Aloft Hotel at 500 Pearl Street. Join Tom Fox with Ellicott Development as he leads us on a tour of the newly completed and opened Aloft Hotel, adjoining banquet spaces and residential spaces. We will end the tour in the roof-top bar to get an incredible view of the Buffalo skyline and the beginning of the sun setting! Registration at 5:15pm, tour begins promptly at 5:30pm.
Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin at 5:30, rain or shine.
Join us Tuesday June 11th, 2019 for our Annual Awards Meeting and Election of Officers at the Tewksbury Lodge (249 Ohio Street) from 8-9am. Breakfast will be served. This year’s keynote speaker will be Michael Murphy, President of Shea’s Performing Arts Center.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Join us on April 10!
Join us Wednesday, April 10th at Raclettes for Working For Downtown’s premier social event, Buffalo Meets. 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 – 8 PM and is hosted by Working for Downtown and sponsored by:
537 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Can’t wait to see you there!
In Buffalo, wildlife is reclaiming an unused rail corridor. For a mile and a half, through the First Ward, the Valley, and the Perry Neighborhood, this land connects the DL&W Terminal in downtown Buffalo near Canalside to the Buffalo River across from Solar City. Since the fall of 2017, the Western New York Land Conservancy has been meeting with neighbors and community leaders to start a conversation about creating an inspiring and environmentally-friendly linear park and multi-use trail along this rail corridor. Come listen to Alicia Fahrner from the Land Conservancy fill us in on where this initiative is currently.
Join us for a unique mash-up of a Buffalo Talk AND Walk on December 5th! We will hold this month’s Buffalo Talk at the historic Shea’s Seneca location (NOT the library). Join us to learn about this repurposed gem in South Buffalo at 2178 Seneca Street. Schneider Development Services has created a multi-use building out of the former theatre. We will hear directly from Jake Schneider about the process and then he will give us a tour of the building. Hope to see you there!
43 North was launched in Buffalo in 2014 as a competition to identify start-up businesses. Besides cash awards, the winners receive mentorship, 12 months of free incubator space, marketing exposure, and freedom from New York State Taxes for 10 years. In the first four years 37 projects have been awarded funds. Come hear Bill Maggio tell us about the history of the program and where it is going after five years.
We will start at the Downtown Central Library to learn about the Reading Park planned for the entrance area of the Library and then join us for a walk along the Literary Corridor with Laurie Dean Torrell as our tour guide.
Registration at 5:15 PM and the tour will begin at 5:30.
5:15 pm Registration
5:30 pm Tour Start
RSVP by June 10th, 2018
For reservations by email, please contact Debbie DiMatteo at email@example.com
Join us Tuesday, June 26, 2018 for our Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony and Election of Officers. This year’s full breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 am with registration starting at 7:45 am and will end at 9:00 am at the Tewksbury Lodge located at 249 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14204. Parking is free in the lot and along Ohio Street.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Buffalo Zoo President and CEO, Norah Fletchall. Norah will provide an update on recent completed projects, upcoming exhibit renovations, and their newest animals. She will also share with us her vision and strategic plan for the zoo’s future.
We will also present our annual awards to those individuals and organizations that have made a significant difference in our community.
This year’s awardees are:
Fernbach Award recipient
Theatre District Association
Joan K Bozer Award recipient
Lynn Waclawek, M&T Bank, Assistant Vice President
Cornerstone Award recipient
Allpro Parking, LLC
Membership Recognition Award recipient
Richard Doetterl, Allpro Parking, LLC, Business Intelligence Analyst
RSVP by June 20, 2018
For more information call (716) 854.2314
Thank you to BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for sponsoring our next Buffalo Meets event on April 25th at Sato Brewpub from 5 – 8PM. Come out and mingle! Can’t wait to see you there!