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A local developer is talking about redeveloping Elmwood between Bidwell and Bird. Although we don't know what the plans will be, we're giving localists a chance to voice their support for development that won't adversely affect locally owned and independent businesses. Sign the petition today! Read the full article
The Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors® (BNAR) in partnership with the National Association of Realtors has provided the Fillmore Corridor Neighborhood Coaltion (FCNC) with one of this year’s 2015 Smart Growth Action Grant awards. Read the full article
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Daemen's Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement will begin a new version of its program -- held at least once a year -- on Tuesday, March 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Matt Urban Hope Center at 385 Paderewski Drive. The seven-week program will take place every Tuesday until April 28 and aim to take entrepreneurs and their ideas and get them to the point where they can write a viable business plan, said Sharon Benz, assistant director of the Daemen center. Read the full article
Does your business have a social mission? Is your business venture motivated by more than profits? Do you want to start a “triple bottom line” business, to pursue both social impact and financial self-sufficiency? The SBDC at SUNY Buffalo State provides assistance for entrepreneurs seeking to directly address social and environmental problems through their business. Read the full article