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ReTree the University Heights

retreethedistrict_header Bailey Avenue Business Association, Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, the University Heights Tool Library, and many more local residents, organizations and businesses are teaming up with the University Heights Collaborative to ReTree the District. This is a collaborative project that seeks to build partnerships across the University District to work towards a goal of planting 1,000 trees over the course of two years. Continue reading

Apply Now – WNY Economic Development Fund Grant

The WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board is offering funding for Projects that support the growth of business in the State and thereby lead to the creation or maintenance of jobs.

Submit your WNYPPAB – Pre-Application anytime from March 4th through September 17th to be consider in any of the 4 rounds of grant consideration.

The following are examples of Eligible Projects: Continue reading

Allstate Entrepreneur Support Program sets up in Ken-Bailey area

allstateNine businesses in Buffalo’s Kensington-Bailey business district are part of a new pilot program to grow their companies.

The Allstate Entrepreneur Support program was made possible because of a $75,000 Allstate Foundation grant and a partnership between the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), the Bailey Avenue Business Association and UB’s Office of Government and Community Relations.

Read more at: Buffalo Business First


Keep Well With Kailea – 3/10

Keep Well with KaileaKeep Well With Kailea

Kailea is a Health and Wellness intern from University at Buffalo join us on Monday March 10th to receive your own Health Risk Assessment. You will receive your own customized report and tips on staying healthy!

Time: 12 Noon, Monday, March 10th, 2014
Place: Gloria J. Parks Community Center Senior Room

Contact Pete for more information:
(716) 832-1010 ext. 206

East Side theater wins state grant – Buffalo News

Buffalo News On Friday, State Sen. Timothy Kennedy announced the Uptown Theater, 3165 Bailey Ave., is being awarded a $150,000 state grant that could allow it to reopen in early 2015. Theater productions, occasional movies and concerts, and other community and educational events are planned.

“There is no venue like this here in the area – period – no place for families or kids to go without having to go outside the area,” said owner Ibrahim Cisse, an immigrant who came from the Ivory Coast to the United States about 20 years ago and lives in the neighborhood. Continue reading

LISC MetroEdge – To grow a business, first grow a neighborhood

LISCSmall businesses need to attract new customers to grow. Consumers are always looking for new and interesting places to shop. But a single store on its own has a tough time enticing shoppers. That’s why LISC MetroEdge works to develop business districts, banding businesses together to express their local identity through signage, décor and promotional events. Businesses see an uptick in sales and residents develop a sense of community. Continue reading