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Nomination window for next award open until April 21
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced Revolution Buffalo was selected as the 61st Senate District Small Business of the Month for March. In recognition of its commitment to giving back to the community, Ryan will present Revolution’s owners with a New York State Senate Empire Award.
A press release stated, “Revolution hosts dozens of charity rides annually, benefiting local causes and organizations including GLYS WNY, MOCHA Buffalo, Bison Fund, Haven House and Girls on the Run. They recently participated in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s IceCycle fundraising event, helping raise $60,000 for Roswell Park. In February, they hosted the Buffalo ride for the Parkinson’s Foundation’s annual Revolution indoor cycling fundraising event, and helped raise $41,000 for research toward a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
“A women-owned and operated indoor cycling and fitness center, Revolution Buffalo was opened in 2014 ‘to bring upscale, boutique fitness to Buffalo in an approachable, authentic, community-driven way.’ In order to achieve that goal, Revolution partners with local businesses for the goods they sell and the products they utilize in their facility. In 2022, they created a part-time position dedicated to creating relationships in the surrounding neighborhoods in order to find ways to bring fitness to people who may not be able to afford their services.”
Throughout 2023, Ryan will continue to highlight businesses with special recognition for their contributions to the Western New York community. To nominate a business for the April award, individuals should fill out the nomination form here or at ryan.nysenate.gov by Friday, April 21.
Businesses that will receive special consideration during the selection process include:
√ Companies that have created a culture of philanthropy and/or demonstrated exceptional leadership in the community;
√ Leaders in their industry and/or innovators in their field;
√ Promoters of economic growth in Western New York;
√ Family-owned businesses that have successfully passed from one generation to another; and
√ Companies that conduct virtuous ethical practices and/or utilize green practices.
To be eligible for the award, a business must be located in the 61st Senate District, which includes parts of the City of Buffalo; as well as the entireties of the City of Tonawanda; the towns of Amherst, Grand Island and Tonawanda; and the villages of Kenmore and Williamsville. To confirm whether a business is located in the 61st District, individuals can visit nysenate.gov/find-my-senator and enter an address.