Media Advisory: President Simpson and Senator Stachowski to Discuss State Senate's Passage of UB 2020 Bill

UB Business Partners Day 2009 to Show How Local Businesses Benefit When They Partner with UB

Release Date: June 4, 2009

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson and New York State Senator William T. Stachowski will hold a media briefing to discuss the New York State Senate's passage yesterday of the UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act.

When and Where: 11 a.m. today (Thursday, June 4) in the Richardson Room, second floor of the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.

The media briefing will precede UB's Business Partners Day 2009 luncheon, where Senator Stachowski is being honored with a "Reaching Others Award" for his leadership and advocacy on behalf of the university and its many partners.

The annual Business Partner's Day event celebrates the companies, organizations and individuals who have played key roles in partnering with UB in order to strengthen the economy in Buffalo Niagara and throughout New York State.

The UB 2020 bill will give UB the financial flexibility to pursue the ambitious goals of UB 2020: to build a great public research university that will generate $3.6 billion in annual economic impact and create more than 10,000 jobs in Western New York.

The full awards ceremony and keynote presentation of Business Partners Day will take place at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Adams Mark.

Media arrangements: John DellaContrada, 361-3006 or Ellen Goldbaum, 771-9255.

Media Contact Information

John DellaContrada
Associate Vice President for Media Relations and Stakeholder Communications
Tel: 716-645-4601 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
Twitter: @UBNewsSource