Extension of BankOnBuffalo’s Investment in Training Center, East Side Over Next Five Years
Pictured from left to right are: Stephen Tucker, President and CEO of Northland Workforce Training Center; City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown; Deontay, a Northland student using the ATM for the first time; Michael Anderson, Regional Retail Banking Administrator and Vice President of BankOnBuffalo; and, Darnell Haywood, BankOnBuffalo Community Office Manager.
BankOnBuffalo opened a lobby ATM cash dispenser today for Northland Central tenants, including Buffalo Manufacturing Works and the Northland Workforce Training Center, which prepares and trains individuals seeking high-paying careers in advanced manufacturing and energy.
The installation of the ATM in the building’s main lobby was done in partnership with Northland Central’s developer, the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC), which also serves as the developer of the larger Northland Beltline campus.
The new ATM – the first not located at a BankOnBuffalo branch – is an extension of BankOnBuffalo’s recent July announcement of a $100,000 commitment over the next five years to support the efforts of the training center. Monies from the bank’s commitment are being used to provide tuition assistance, to fund operational needs, and to sponsor the Center’s first-ever annual fundraising event.
“The installation of BankOnBuffalo’s ATM is another step in making the Center and the Northland campus a premier business, educational and tourism destination for the East Side and the City of Buffalo,” said City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, chairman of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation.
“We know it is very important for people coming to Northland Central and the Northland Workforce Training Center to have immediate access to cash with the convenience of not having to leave the building,” said Martin T. Griffith, BankOnBuffalo president. “It's another benefit that can help build our region’s advanced manufacturing and energy sector workforce of tomorrow.”
“We appreciate BankOnBuffalo’s valuable support for what we are trying to accomplish here at the Center,” said Stephen Tucker, Northland Workforce Training Center president and CEO.
As a community bank, BankOnBuffalo, a division of CNB Bank, is being developed by local people and businesses. This local decision-making increases the level of service provided to the communities in and around Buffalo and brings growth to the entire region. More information is available at BankOnBuffalo.bank.
About the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC)
Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is the City of Buffalo's not-for-profit development agency, reclaiming distressed land and buildings for future development. BUDC seeks to create an environment conducive to private investment, provide oversight and visioning for projects of regional significance, serve as a liaison among various public and private stakeholders, serve as a conduit for public funding of significant projects and serve as a real estate holding company for certain public-sector projects. More information is available at www.buffalourbandevelopment.com.
About the Northland Workforce Training Center
The Northland Workforce Training Center is an industry-driven, public-private partnership between employers, educational institutions, community and faith-based organizations and state and local government focused on closing the skills of the local labor pool and creating economic on-ramps to training, co-ops, internships, apprenticeships, and permanent employment for Western New Yorkers seeking high-paying advanced manufacturing and energy careers. More information is available at www.northlandwtc.org