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League of Women Voters: 'Immigrants and Refugees: Good News for the Buffalo and New York State Economy'


Sat, Sep 29th 2018 09:25 am
The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara states that, from stemming population decline to starting unique new businesses, settlers from afar are making a positive impact on the local and state economy.
Eva Hassett, executive director of the International Institute of Buffalo, will describe that impact on Friday, Oct. 12, during a program presented by the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara. Her presentation, "Immigrants and Refugees: Good News for the Buffalo and New York State Economy," will precede lunch at Scotch 'n Sirloin Restaurant, 3999 Maple Road, Amherst. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; Hassett will speak at noon, with lunch to follow.
Hassett has led the International Institute since August 2009. A senior executive with extensive experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hassett was named one of Buffalo's Top Ten Influential Women in 2006 and one of the Top 100 in 2015 by Buffalo Spree magazine. She has worked in city government, real estate development, public sector investment banking, and policy analysis and development. Her BA is from Harvard College and her MBA is from Yale University School of Management.
Cost for the lunch and presentation is $21, payable upon arrival. There is no charge to attend the presentation only. Reservations must be received by Tuesday, Oct. 9, and can be made online at lwvbn.org or by calling 716-896-4898. 

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