2019 Annual Awards Meeting

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. Invitations for the event will be sent soon.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Buffalo Meets – Raclettes – April 10, 2019

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.

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The event will run from 5 – 8 PM and is hosted by Working for Downtown and sponsored by:

Raclettes
537 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

Buffalo Meets – Barrel Factory – March 21, 2019

Join us on March 21!

Join us Thursday, March 21st at The Barrel Factory 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 and sponsored by Working for Downtown.

The Barrel Factory
65 Vandalia St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Can’t wait to see you there!

Membership Renewal Time!

2019  WFD Membership Renewal
If you have already renewed your membership – thank you!

Working For Downtown is celebrating its 40 year anniversary this year! Join us as we continue to support the revitalization of the greater Downtown Buffalo area by renewing your membership today!

The prices remain the same:
Contributing – $40
Student/Senior Citizen – $20
Special Friend – $75
Patron – $150

Renew online using the link below or renew by check to WFD, PO Box 173, Buffalo, NY 14205-0173

Funds go towards the development of engaging programs and events held throughout the year. This is an exciting time for Downtown Buffalo.
Continue to be a part of it by renewing your membership today!

Renewal Deadline February 21, 2019

Renewal Online: https://www.workingfordowntown.org/quick-renewal-form/

Proposing a New Linear “Rail” Park – Feb 6, 2019

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.

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Buffalo Talks – Explore & More’s Opening at Canalside – Jan 9, 2019

Founded in 1994, Explore & More Children’s Museum makes every day a play date in our Educational Play Zones—exhibits that introduce children to the magic of hands-on discovery.  Michelle Urbanczyk (CEO) will discuss Explore & More’s move to Canalside from their previous location in East Aurora, the success of their capital campaign, and what their new location means to their mission and to the programs and services they will be able to provide.      

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Working For Downtown

Buffalo Talk/Walk – Shea’s Seneca – December 5th, 2018

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!

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Buffalo Talks – 43 North: Past-Present-Future – Nov 7, 2018

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.

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