Meeting/Event Information

Dinner Meeting- Topic: Erie Canal Harbor Development: 2017 & Beyond

February 08, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043

Hear firsthand about what has been accomplished and what is in the works centered around the ECHDC’s mission statement, which is: “Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation’s vision is to revitalize Buffalo’s waterfront and restore economic growth to Buffalo based on the region’s legacy of pride, significance, and natural beauty.”

About the Speaker:


Thomas P. Dee
President, ECHDC

Thomas P. Dee, president of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, is responsible for advancing ECHDC’s mission of revitalizing Western New York’s waterfront.

Since Mr. Dee has taken the helm at ECHDC, Canalside and the surrounding district has flourished, establishing critical mass and a welcoming environment needed to maintain the momentum of Buffalo’s waterfront development. Over the past seven years, ECHDC has dramatically increased its public events at Canalside. Since 2009 it has seen a 4000% increase in events and offerings. In addition to these accomplishments, private investment has been stimulated for the first time in generations along Buffalo’s waterfront. To date, over $350 million of private investment has been inspired by ECHDC’s progress.

Before joining ECHDC, Mr. Dee was a Principal at Cannon Design where he oversaw and was responsible for projects worldwide.

A native of Buffalo, Mr. Dee received a bachelor’s degree and an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. A member of the Leadership Buffalo Class of 2003, he also served on the Darwin Martin House and Cannon Design Board of Directors.


About the Event:


5:00-6:00pm.....Registration, Cash Bar, Networking
6:00-8:15pm......Dinner,Presentation & Announcements

Cost: $30 Members & Guests; $20.00 Full Time Students, Members not in the Workforce or Retired

Menu options include:
1)Sliced Pork with Cran/Apple Chutney
2) Bourbon Chicken
3) Classic/Meatless Lasagna

Cost: $30 Members & Guests; $20.00 Full Time Students, Members not in the Workforce or Retired.

Register: Online at or call APICS at PPM OffiCenter (716) 648-0972
Notes: Reservations requested by February 1st but will be accepted later pending space availability.

APICS- Buffalo Cancellation Policy:
Please call us at call APICS at PPM OffiCenter (716) 648-0972 by 2:00 p.m. of the day prior to the  scheduled event to notify us of any changes or cancellations.Cancellations after this time are subject to billing if a replacement cannot be found.




$30.00 Member

$30.00 Guest

$20.00 Retired Member or Member Not in Workforce

$20.00 Student

$20.00 Student( Full Time) Guest Ticket


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