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DYC Launches New "Business in Buffalo" Speaker Series

Buffalo, New York – April 29, 2014 – D’Youville’s Center for Professional Studies will launch its 2014 Buffalo Speaker Series with a Small Business Ownership in Buffalo presentation on May 14 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott Street in Buffalo.

The session will feature a panel discussion, a presentation from Martin Danilowicz owner and chef at Martin Cooks, and networking time. Members of the panel include Sonia Ayadi, owner of Zetouna, Danilowicz, and John Huber, president of O’Connell’s Clothing.

Martin Cooks is an upscale restaurant located on Buffalo’s West Side in the former Horsefeathers Building on Connecticut Street; Zetouna is a specialty shop on Elmwood Avenue specializing in olive oils, gifts and other products and O’Connell’s Clothing, a family owned and operated traditional clothier established in 1959 on Main Street in Buffalo.

The Series provides a glimpse into small business ownership, developing organizational culture through storytelling, and leading not-for-profit and volunteer programs.

Future presentations in the series include Culture Building through Storytelling in Business scheduled for September 17 and Not for Profit Leadership and Volunteerism on November 12.

The cost is $35.00 per session, and $90.00 for the series.

“Buffalo is experiencing tremendous growth and we are so pleased to highlight successful businesses and their leaders in this series,” said Catherine Huber, director of the Center.

The series offers high quality professional programs taught by expert practitioners. It is sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets and is offered by the Center for Professional Studies at D’Youville in conjunction with the college's Business Department, the ADVANCE adult degree completion and MBA program.

For more information contact the Center at