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Posted on: September 11, 2019

"Freelance Business Week" in the City of Buffalo

Freelance Business Week

Buffalo’s First Annual Freelance Business Week will offer attendees an opportunity to network and learn more about the City’s economic outlook

Mayor Byron Brown declared the week of September 9th to be “Freelance Business Week” in the City of Buffalo. Freelance businesses comprise one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy and play an important role in the service and digital economies that are becoming increasingly critical to Buffalo’s future.

Mayor Brown said, “Promoting freelance businesses is just another way of creating a vibrant, diverse and growing entrepreneurial landscape that is vital to our City’s long-term economic success. Freelance businesses are a dynamic group and we want them to feel that Buffalo is a City where they can find opportunities to thrive.”

The week will include workshops, networking opportunities, talks by industry insiders and a “Tech-Tuesday” event focused on connecting digital and information technology leaders with attendees. The goal of these events is to foster an environment where freelance workers—and those interested in launching their own freelance businesses—can meet, share ideas and best practices, and learn about the array of services they can access in Buffalo.

Event organizer and freelance business owner Marie Pazych said, “I’m proud to bring Freelance Business Week to Buffalo because we need an event that solely supports freelancers. There are a number of coworking spaces available and being built to accommodate the freelance lifestyle, so we need to utilize them and each other to give freelancing the reputation it deserves.”

Event tickets are still available for purchase and a full schedule of events can be found at: https://www.

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