43North Business Competiton Launches

With $5 million in cash prizes, including a top award of $1 million, six $500,000 awards and four $250,000 awards, 43North is setting out to turn the best new business ideas from around the globe into reality.

Winners also receive free incubator space for a year, guidance from mentors related to their field and access to other exciting incentive programs.

43North is open to applicants in any industry, with the exception of retail and hospitality, and winners agree to operate their business in the Buffalo, New York for a minimum of one year.

The competition includes three rounds of judging:
1.  Feb 5, 2014 to May 31, 2014: 43North accepts applications via 43North.org
2.  Sept 15, 2014 to Sept 20, 2014: Semifinalists present their plans via webinar
3.  Oct 27, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014: Finalists present their plans during a weeklong series of events in Buffalo, NY

This ambitious initiative is part of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s historic pledge of $1 billion in state funding to ignite economic growth in the Buffalo, New York region.

More information here.

First Presbyterian Church Tower Benefit Concert

The BPO Presents

Love Letter to Buffalo:  A benefit concert for First Presbyterian Church’s Tower Restoration

Friday, February 21, 8:00 PM Paul Ferington, conductor

The BPO is pleased to reach out to our neighbors across Symphony Circle and present this  special concert benefiting First Presbyterian Church’s historic tower restoration.  Through music we celebrate our love for this great community treasure and proceeds will go to One Symphony Circle Tower Restoration Fund.  Please join us!

A  champagne reception will follow, hosted by Quaker Bonnet.

General admission – $40    PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

Tickets also for sale at the BPO Box Office and at the Church doors on concert night.