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Community Agencies


Black Chamber of Commerce (BCC)836 Delavan AvenueBuffalo, New York 14215Richard CummingsPhone No: (716) 597-0263e-mail racarccomm@verizon.net
A networking group of African American Enterprises who’s mission is to advocate and promote economic development of minority businesses.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership665 Main Street Suite 200Buffalo, New York 14203Ca-rin MilesPhone No: (716) 852-7100e-mail cmiles@thepartnership.org
The BNP offers various programs, services and opportunities to help support members with business growth. Includes but not limited to networking, sponsorships, newsletter advertising and membership directory.
Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corporation65 Niagara SquareCity Hall Room 920Buffalo, New York 14202Phone No: (716) 842-6923 e-mail contact@berc.org
Micro enterprise loan program for renovation, construction, purchase of furniture, equipment and working capital. BERC can finance up to 90% of a project requiring not less $2,500 or more than $25,000.
Erie County Division of Equal Employment OpportunityMWBE 95 Franklin StreetRath Building Room 625Buffalo, New York 14202Jesse L. Burnette DirectorPhone No: (716) 858-7542e-mail Jesse.Burnette@erie.gov
Assist and certifies minority and women owned businesses as bona fide MBE / WBE companies.
Empire State Development Corporation95 Perry Street Suite 500Buffalo, New York 14203Angela Rossi Assistant to Regional PresidentPhone No: (716) 846-8229e-mail ARossi@esd.ny.gov
Access all New York State business development programs, including financing and training. Assist and certifies companies as bona fide MBE / WBE enterprises.
Small Business Development CenterBuffalo State College Cleveland Hall 2061300 Elmwood AvenueBuffalo, New York 14222Susan McCarthy DirectorPhone No: (716) 878-4030 fax (716) 878-4067e-mail smallbus@buffalostate.edu
One to one counseling to start up and existing small businesses on a wide range of advisory, training and research services including; business plans, marketing programs and financial strategies.
U. S. Small Business Administration130 S. Elmwood Ave. Suite 540Buffalo, New York 14202Laura McCabePhone No: (716) 551-4301 Ext. 310e-mail lauraMcabe@sba.gov
Assist with every aspect of starting a business, from developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing products and managing a company. The general loan program promotes small business growth by guarantees of up to 80% of the amount provided by lenders. Assist veterans with all services previously listed.
Hispanics United of Buffalo254 Virginia StreetBuffalo, New York 14201E. Russi Executive DirectorPhone No: (716) 852-2350e-mail ERussihubwny.org
Community based human services orgainization focused on the development of Latinos in WNY.
Women Business CenterCanisius College2365 Main StreetBuffalo, New York 14214Sara VescioPhone No: (716) 888-8280e-mail vescio11@canisius.edu
Provide entrepreneurs and small business owners the critical skills, knowledge, tools and support network to increase their success. Services include; training, networking, counseling, coaching and consulting.
Resources Planning Associates2495 Main StreetBuffalo, New York 14214716-831-3888Contract: Dolores McCarley, President e-mail rpa-dmccarley@usa.net
Business Management Consultants
Seneca Nation of Indians12837 RTE #438CentersIrving, New York 14081716-532-4908Contact: Darcy Kettlee-mail Darcy.Kettle@sni.org
The fifth largest employer in WNY. creating thousand of new jobs and our rich culture & Traditions
Friends to the Elderly, Youth & Family118 East Utica StreetBuffalo, New York 14209716-882-0602
A site of numerous community related events and home to a number of community based organizations
Mayor's Office of Conract ComplianceCity Hall Room 1706Buffalo, New York 14202716-851-4162Contact: Luis Rodrigueze-mail lrodriguez@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us
Cost effectiv solution maximize revenue and reduce risk
Mayor's Office of Contract ComplianceFederal Project & Section 3Division of Urban AffairsCity Hall Room 203Buffalo, New York 14202716-851-6585Contact: Tashene Eubanke-mail teubanks@city-buffalo.com
Cost effective solution maximize revenue and reduce risk
Career Development CenterBuffalo State CollegeCleveland Hall Room 3061300 Elmwood AvenueBuffalo, New York 14222716-878-5811 fax 878-3152e-mail askcdc@buffalostate.edu
 
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