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6461 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043
Buffalo Business First’s panel of experts will share their insight into the factors that are and will influence the region’s business prospects in the future. Some topics that will be covered during this discussion on economic development include:
Registration and breakfast will start at 7:30am.
The program will begin promptly at 8:00am.
Questions to the panel will be posed by Business First and those in the audience.
If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Houle at 716-541-1639.
**Walk-ins the day of the event will be charged a $55 ticket price**
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John is currently the President & CEO. John joined the ECIDA in 1997 as a business development officer working on company specific business retention deals and also as part of the development division focusing on land and infrastructure development projects. In 2006 he was appointed Director of the Business Development and Marketing Divisions. He served as ECIDA Executive Vice President & COO from 2008 to 2020. Prior to working at the ECIDA, John worked in the NYS Legislature as a Committee Analyst in the NYS State Assembly, and served as Chief of Staff in a local Assembly office and was actively involved in efforts to redevelop the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna. John is a graduate of Alfred University with a degree in Public Administration.
Lauren Jednak joined the City of Lackawanna as Director of Development in March, 2022. Previously, Lauren served four years as Executive Director of the Lackawanna Housing Community Development Corporation and its sister organization, Lackawanna Community Development Corporation. She has also worked in planning for Neighborhood Works Community Partners. Lauren is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Don Warrant is a Director in Freed Maxick’s Tax Practice. He has over 25 years of public accounting experience where he has obtained a broad background in manufacturing, real estate, construction, retail, wholesale, agricultural, and professional services. Don leads the Firm’s SALT practice which specializes in state and local tax services, and Cost Segregation practice which specializes in cost segregation studies and other incentives for real estate investment. Professional affiliations American Institute of Certified Public Accountants New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals New York State Commercial Association of Realtors Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County Education Niagara University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Minor Computer Science
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