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The Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center

A dedication is being held today at 334 E. Utica Street for the new Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center. The Exchange Center will be a central East Side business hub for, primarily, minority and women business enterprises. Gray, a former Council Member and community activist, fought to elevate the small business community on Buffalo’s East Side. 

Gray envisioned Jefferson Avenue and Buffalo’s Eastside as a hub for innovation and economic growth.

The dedication, being held from 10:30 am to noon, will include an unveiling of a portrait of Beverly A. Gray, and an introduction to The Exchange Center – update: this event has been postponed due to weather. The event will be followed up by an Evening Open House, where the community will have an opportunity to learn about the many services provided by The Exchange Center. 

Services include:

  • Startup & Launch Assistance
  • M/WBE Certification Support
  • Financing Assistance
  • Networking

The Exchange Center is billed as “a comprehensive, one-stop technical resource center, focusing on Minority and Women-Owned Enterprises and Service-Disabled Veteran–Owned Businesses, and delivering invaluable expert guidance that helps underserved entrepreneurs succeed.”

The Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center | 334 E. Utica Street | Buffalo, New York 14208

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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