The Seneca Nation is reaching out to the Greater Buffalo business community to attend a vendor trade show to see if there might be a working relationship between local commercial operations and the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. The Seneca Nation is opening its doors to the regional business sector on June 19 and 20 from 10am to 2pm at the Larkin Center of Commerce, located at 701 Exchange Street. Members of the Seneca Gaming Corporation will be on-hand to meet with Buffalo-area businesses in order to “…identify, screen and prequalify local businesses for future work bids prequalify companies for work bids”. While many businesses might like the idea of being a part of building the casino and/or offering good and services, an operator must also have enough “scale and experience” to be a part of the team.
While the thought of having a casino in downtown Buffalo still triggers mixed emotions, there appears to be a valuable opportunity for businesses that can “provide supplies and services that support hospitality, food services and hotel operations, including retail and environmental services, facilities (such as electrical, plumbing and building supplies), landscaping, paving and other maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies and services. Additional areas of interest include warehouse operations, technology-related equipment and support, laundry services, printing and other general business support.” Apparently this is the first in what will be a series of meet-and-greets that that The Nation is planning on hosting.
To register and reserve space for the vendor trade fair, businesses must contact Peggy Murray by Monday, June 11, at 716-501-2006 or PMurray@SenecaCasinos.com. Vendors will be responsible for the setup and tear-down of their displays. Buffalo-area companies currently doing business with Seneca Gaming Corporation should still plan to attend the trade fair. Parking is free at and nearby the Larkin Center of Commerce.
Seneca Gaming Corporation strongly encourages businesses to first read and review its business standards to determine if they will meet terms and conditions for vendor opportunities. These standards are available online.