Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, April 07, 2020 at 06:30 PM · $30.00 USD
    West Side Bazaar in Buffalo, NY

    Culinary World Tour - April 7

    6:30pm registration, 7pm samples.  Tickets - $30

    West Side Bazaar is excited to announce our latest event series: Culinary World Tours!

    Sample foods from all of our businesses at West Side Bazaar. With 18 things to try, there's something for everyone. Perhaps you'll find your new favorite dish!

    Don't forget to come early and visit our retail souk before you eat!

    Visit our Facebook page for more info about the West Side Bazaar and upcoming events!




Past Events

  • Friday, July 07, 2017 at 03:00 PM
    Our Lady of Hope Church in Buffalo, NY

    Pop Up Park with ENERGY and FLY

    Join us for a Pop Up Park Event sponsored by WEDI and Univera Healthcare! Pop Up Park Buffalo will bring the tools and supplies - all you have to do is come and play! This event encourage unstructured, free play - the sky is the limit here! This event is also a great opportunity for new volunteers to get to know our Education summer program space! 

    For information about our group: https://www.popupparkbuffalo.com/
    To register for the event: https://www.popupparkbuffalo.com/events

    Dinner will be provided for all participants.

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 Delavan Avenue

    WORK FOR YOURSELF @50+ WITH WEDI

    Call Toll-Free 888-339-5617 to register for this FREE workshop!

    Have you ever thought about working for yourself?

    Do you have a big idea?

    Do you know what you need to make it happen?

    Come to our workshop where you can work on making your idea a reality, make sure you avoid common pitfalls, and connect you to people who will help you succeed! Creating and owning a business has long been heralded as a path to financial success and economic mobility; low-income older adults, however, face unique hurdles when re-entering the workforce in a nontraditional capacity. AARP Foundation seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable populations by supporting and advancing effective solutions. The Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) will conduct Work for Yourself@50+ workshops designed to help older adults generate income by working for themselves!

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 5 rsvps
    Resurgence Brewery

    WEDI's Buffalo Resurgence

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    WEDI Buffalo in Buffalo, NY

    LivePlan Workshop

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    Learn how to create your own business plan and business strategy. Learn how to create a budget and how to understand your competition.

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    WEDI Office| 436 Grant St., Buffalo, NY 14213

    Access To Capital

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    Does your business (or startup business) need cash? Traditional financial institutions regularly overlook small businesses when it comes to lending money. In this workshop, you’ll learn about some alternative solutions to accessing the money you need to either start or expand your business. Alternative lenders will be present during this workshop.

     

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  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 05:30 PM

    Financial Reporting

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    Attend this workshop to learn how to predict your business's federal, state & local tax liabilities, prepare for tax obligations, establish proper accounts, obtain the proper licenses for your business, and meet reporting requirements.

     

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  • Friday, October 26, 2018 at 09:00 AM

    Access Financing for your Business

     

     
    Does your business (or startup business) need cash? Traditional financial institutions regularly overlook small businesses when it comes to lending money. In this workshop, you’ll learn about some alternative solutions to accessing the money you need to either start or expand your business. Alternative lenders will be present during this workshop.
     
     
  • Thursday, November 08, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    WEDI Buffalo in Buffalo, NY

    Easy Technology for DIY(do-it-yourself) Business Planning

     

     

    Are you struggling to write your own business plan? Our staff will guide you through a step-by-step process of writing your business plan using an online tool that makes this process simple! Attendees interested in this workshop may continue seeking one-on-one assistance with our staff to continue writing their business plans. The business plan writing tool used is known as LivePlan, and is usually subscription-based. This workshop will give attendees free access to this tool.

     
     
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    The Foundry Suites

    The Buffalo Entrepreneur's Social

     

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    Wednesday,
    November 14th
    5:30-8:00PM
    The Foundry Suites
    1738 Elmwood Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14207
     
     
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    Join us on November 14 at the Foundry Suites for a gathering of diverse Buffalo entrepreneurs and small business owners. Network with others who are driving economic growth in Buffalo and learn how the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program is helping women and people of color grow their businesses and transform their community for the better.  

    The KeyBank Business Boost & Build program in New York is designed to stimulate economic growth by partnering with local organizations to provide high-impact technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners in urban neighborhoods that have struggled to access these services in the past. The program is powered by nonprofit venture development organization JumpStart Inc. and funded via a historic grant from the KeyBank Foundation.

     

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  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    The Foundry Suites

    Buffalo Pitch Competition

     

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    Wednesday,
    November 28th
    5:30-8:30 PM
    The Foundry Suites
    1738 Elmwood Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14207
     
     
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    Join us to support 10 diverse entrepreneurs from the city of Buffalo as they pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $5,000.

    * Registering means you will be a spectator only.*

    To apply for the competition, visit https://boostandbuild.org/buffalopitch.

    This event is presented by the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program in New York. This program is designed to stimulate economic growth in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany.

     

    Learn more and Register

    KEYBANK BUSINESS, BOOST & BUILD PROGRAM NY, POWERED BY JUMPSTART INC.

    Organizer of Watch Our KeyBank Business Boost & Build Buffalo Pitch Competition

    Funded by a grant from the KeyBank Foundation in 2017, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program is designed to stimulate economic growth in Ohio and Upstate New York by helping startups and small businesses grow and prepare the workforce for the needs of those companies. 

    The program will help build the capacity of local organizations to reach  individuals in city neighborhoods who have an entrepreneurial idea but don’t know how to grow it, or who are leading existing startups and small businesses located in those neighborhoods and are eager to accelerate their growth.