The Owning It Speaker Series: Entrepreneurship: Find Your VOICE, How the Power of Communication Paves the Way for Success

Building YOUR Business in Buffalo


Some of the most influential women of WNY are stepping forward to help women and men of ALL backgrounds learn the skills to build a business in Buffalo!


WHAT:     Owning It Speaker Series at the West Side Bazaar: “Using the power of  YOUR Voice and Passion to help you achieve success”

WHEN:     Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:30-6:30pm

WHERE:   West Side Bazaar, 25 Grant St., Buffalo, NY 14213

WHO:       Innovative Speaker Paula D’Amico

Paula D’Amico is a Wife, Mother, TV-Producer, Speaker, Teacher, owner/creator of Blessings by Nature® and the current President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce-Downtown Buffalo Chapter. Besides a rich background in Communications, Paula has a deep history in horticulture, having studied under several local and international experts uncovering the power of plants and how the placement of plants and the use of Feng Shui can transform one’s life.


    What is NAWBO and Why a Speaker Series on the West Side?

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and The Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI) have partnered on a speaker series on business development.

NAWBO president Lisa Coppola commented, “NAWBO is as diverse in the businesses we represent as is the community on the West Side of Buffalo.  We are thrilled to offer advice and guidance from women owning a vast array of businesses.  Paula is an excellent example of a woman who successfully has incorporated her passions into her business.”

The Owning It Speaker Series is free and open to the public. New business owners and those thinking about starting a business are encouraged to attend.  The Speaker Series will continue on April 3 and April 17, 2017, with Insurance for the New Business Owner and Pay Yourself First: A Clear View to Retirement respectively.  More information can be found at


The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by strengthening the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.

The Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of NAWBO has been helping women entrepreneurs thrive since 1994. It is the premier organization for Buffalo-Niagara’s diverse range of women-owned businesses, fostering a network of women entrepreneurs, articulating its strong voice on important advocacy issues, and providing high-quality educational programs for a dynamic and diverse group of women business owners and chapter partners. NAWBO Buffalo Niagara is a leading advocate for emerging and established women business owners who aspire to higher levels of opportunity.

The Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (WEDI) reduces barriers to success and opportunity by providing literacy programs, business training and technical assistance, business microloans, commercial retail space, and other grants to economically-disadvantaged people who live and/or work in Buffalo’s west side community.


For further information, contact Lisa Coppola, NAWBO President, at or 716-536-4442.