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Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine

An Ethiopian restaurant, located in West Side Bazaar, focused on healthy and culturally appropriate meals for the East African community, while exposing Buffalonians to a little bit of Ethiopian culture.

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Zelalem Gemmeda, Gezahgne Diresh

25 Grant St Buffalo NY 14213

Always Something Farm

Always Something Farm is a small family family run farm based out of WNY providing the highest quality pasture raised meats to restaurants as well as home consumers. We strive to raise exceptional quality in an ethical manner for everyone.

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Michael Parkot

Darien NY

Barrel + Brine

Barrel + Brine is Buffalo's first fermentation shop offering a line of sauerkrauts, kimchi, pickles and kombucha.

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Lindsey Marvin, Rj Marvin

Buffalo, NY Black Rock

Black Monarchy

Global artisan and fashion boutique specializing in custom pieces made of authentic materials. Our pieces derive from all over the globe fostering the ideas of collective citizenship and fashion activism.

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Phylicia Dove, Averill Dove, Gwenora Rice, Nyla Chappell

527 W. Utica Street Buffalo, NY 14213

BreadHive Worker Cooperative

BreadHive is a worker-owned cooperative bakery and cafe, founded by women and located on the West Side of Buffalo, New York. We specialize in sourdough bread, bagels, pretzels, made to order sandwiches and delicious from scratch pastry.

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Emily Stewart, Allison Ewing, Valerie Rettberg-Smith, Elizabeth Dashnaw

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo ALL Star Extreme (Base)

B.A.S.E. is a Cheerleading and Dance all-star program that trains athletes at different skill levels. We strive to see that every athlete feels safe and happy in our facility. At BASE you won’t feel like a number, but a member of one great cheer, dance and tumble family!‚Äč

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Ayanna Williams, Darryl Gaines, Stephon Ford, Kirby Briggs

1245 main st. Buffalo Ny 14209

Buffalo Distilling Company

A New York State Farm Distillery committed to making the finest, small batch spirits using the finest local ingredients. Featuring Tastings Tours and One Foot Cocktails in our historic tasting room.

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Andy Wegrzyn, Frank Weber, Eric Kempisty, Roy Bakos

860 Seneca St. Buffalo NY 14210

Casa Azul

Casa Azul is about respecting Mexican tradition and values, combined with creativity and innovation. Every spirit, cocktail or dish has a clear glimpse of the past, present & future. All aspects of service are reminiscent yet new to both the eye and palate. Daring and exciting, while welcoming and familiar, leaves something for everyone to enjoy!

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Zina Lapi

128 Genesee St. Buffalo, NY 14203

crown bflo

Buffalo’s first salon to do away with gender-based pricing. Housed inside 500 Seneca, on the National Register of Historic Places, we offer the highest quality service in a laid-back atmosphere. We strive to give back to our community by donating our time, skills, throwing fundraisers in partnership with the PRIDE Center, and we even have in-house therapy dogs.

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Erin Moser, Elise Rose Puckhaber, Grace Moser

Buffalo, NY


Homegrown fitness studio that empowers people of all shapes and sizes to a HEALTHIER life. Our mission and success is the result of creating a safe place to start in a non judgemental atmosphere.

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Danielle Nyhart, Kristen Perry, Sarah Braunschiedel, Julie Smith

3218 Lakeshore Road Buffalo 14219

Executive Sweeps LLC

Executive Sweeps LLC is commerical cleaning that strives to meet customers' expectaions by providing an executive treatment.

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Jazslyn Leon, Juan Ortiz, Carmen Ortiz

Buffalo, NY

Get Fokus'd Productions

Get Fokus’d Productions (GFP) provides lifestyle photography and commercial film services that ‘fokuses’ on capturing stories through the lens. GFP also provides hands-on digital media workshops for youth and young adults.

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Aitina Fareed-Cooke

Buffalo NY


Gro-op is a Aquaponic Vertical Farm that grows environmentally sustainable food year-round in Buffalo NY. Our mission is to provide on the job training for at risk youth and eliminate food deserts primarily in East Buffalo through locally grown food production. We are also a worker owned cooperative where the workers democratically control the business and share in the profits.

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Mike Zak, Megan McNally, Peachy Zak

3231 Main Street. Buffalo N.Y., 14214

Groundwork Market Garden

Groundwork Market Garden is a 2.5 acre urban farm located at 1698 Genesee Street. Our east Buffalo based farm produces over 80 varieties of certified organic produce for sale through our CSA program, the Thursday evening North Buffalo Farmer's Market, at over 20 area restaurants, and right at our farm on Tuesday evenings from 4-6 pm.

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Mayda Pozantides, Anders Gunnersen

1698 Genesee Street, Buffalo NY

Jeca Energy Bar Company LLC

Holistic nutrition for the Mind_Body_Soul. At Jeca, we make artisanal, vegan-friendly energy bars made with plant-based superfoods. Perfect anytime. Grab one and Go!

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Ree Dolnick, Kyle Boerner, Keith Dubuque

Buffalo, NY

La'Movement Fitness

Dance and Fitness company. Offering classes for all ages. Host events and parties for adults and children

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LaLa Woods, Teonna F, Brittany F, Dominique L

1888 Niagara st Buffalo NY 14207

Mobile Eco Steam

Professional mobile car detailing that goes to our customer and details their vehicle on site. We specialize in steam cleaning to sanitize while we clean. We offer services such as waxing, shampoo cleaning, odor removal etc. Home or office, we come to you!

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Stewart Fonville, LaToya Fonville

Western New York

Om Nohm Gluten Free

Om Nohm Gluten Free bakes up wholesome, dedicated gluten-free goodies for restaurants and farmer's markets in Chautauqua County, specializing also in vegan foods, with a brick and mortar store coming soon in Fredonia, NY!

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Jessamine Daly-Griffen, Jeremy Daly-Griffen

South Dayton, NY, moving to Fredonia NY

Oxford Pennant

Oxford Pennant is a designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners

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Dave Horesh, Brett Mikoll

Buffalo, NY

Papercraft Miracles

Papercraft Miracles is an eco-friendly stationery and bookbinding studio specializing in handmade paper, invitations, plantable seed bombs and paper flowers. We also offer graphic design, book design & layout, consulting and workshops. Each piece is handcrafted with love and a little bit of magic in our solar-powered studio in Buffalo, NY.

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Janna Willoughby-Lohr, Gina Pennock

Buffalo, NY

Revolution Indoor Cycling

Revolution is an indoor cycling studio, strength training, Indo-Row and TRX fitness center in downtown Buffalo, NY that’s raising the bar on cycling, rowing and group fitness.

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Rachel McCrone, Colleen Kirk, Amanda Meyers

Buffalo, NY

Rooted Locally, LLC

Rooted Locally supplies restaurants and home chefs with locally-sourced, highly nutritious microgreens and edible flowers that are chemical-free, non-GMO and ultra-fresh at an affordable price.

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Lisa Brocato, Justin Brocato

Williamsville, NY

Spoke & Dagger Co.

Spoke & Dagger Co. is Buffalo's hub for fueling the growth of the motorcycle community through connecting, collaborating, educating and outfitting their customers. S&D Co. is Buffalo's first and only DIY Community Motorcycle Garage, educational workshops space, coffee shop, and retail store.

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Jodi Drew, Chris Drew

Buffalo, NY

The Flower Stand

The Flower Stand is a 1 acre u-pick flower farm located on Rt. 240 in Springville. We are open from the beginning of July through the first hard freeze of October.

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Ellen Krzemien

Springville, NY

The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC ("LOSA")

The LOSA is a law firm for creative professionals, businesses, and educators. From museums to contractors, we use the law to help you build, brand, and live your vision!

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Stephanie (Cole) Adams, Maureen Chapman, Sara Loviza, Rysa Tazul

Buffalo, NY

Top Seedz

Top Seedz crackers are like the chameleon of crackers - they blend with everything, Pair alongside a spread of artisan cheeses, dunk into your favorite dip or enjoy the nutty flavors on their own.

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Rebecca Brady

Buffalo, NY

Whole Nine Wellness

WNW provides the whole nine yards for the whole nine months and beyond. We focus on education, advocacy and therapeutic treatments for the shapeshifting anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth. Our mission and vision is the empowerment of women and families through active participation in the birth process via informed consent and respectful, nurturing support rooted in evidence based research.

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Rebecca Mercurio, Kimberly Neupert, Pauline Goulah

140 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201