AMHERST, NY- – The Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders young professionals group proudly presents its fall schedule of events. The group’s upcoming slate melds unique networking opportunities, architectural awareness programming and arts education to accommodate the well-rounded interests of Western New York’s young professional population. All of the Emerging Business Leaders events will take place at various sites throughout the city of Buffalo, giving attendees the chance to appreciate and explore popular urban destinations.

The Emerging Business Leaders upcoming line up of events includes:

September 13, 2012ProMix, professional mixer at The Buffalo Yacht Club. The Emerging Business Leaders will host a night of networking at the third oldest yacht club in the nation, located on Buffalo’s own Niagara River. Casual networkers and sailing enthusiasts will get the chance to meet other young professionals while they savor late summer views of the waterfront from inside the exclusive yacht club. A few lucky guests will win a sunset cruise scheduled to board after the end of the event. Log on to www.amherst.org to register.

October 10, 2012ProMix at Statler City featuring a talk with Brendan Mehaffy, executive director for the City of Buffalo’s Office of Strategic Planning, on historic preservation. Historic buildings in the city of Buffalo have been the recent recipients of several widespread revitalization efforts. Among these successful attempts at preserving Buffalo’s rich architectural legacy was the renovation of the Statler building. At October’s ProMix, participants will be able to network at Statler City and listen to Brendan Mehaffy discuss the importance of historic preservation as it relates to planning and urban development. As the city of Buffalo’s executive director of the office of strategic planning, Brendan manages the city’s HUD program as well as the planning, housing and economic development programs. He is also the vice chair of the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC) and sits on the board of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC). The cost to attend is $5.00 and includes hors d’oeuvres. Log on to www.amherst.org to register.

November 1, 2012 – ProMix at the Tri-Main Center, featuring the Buffalo Arts Studio and Daemen College’s International Center for Excellence in Animation. At November’s event, attendees will get an inside look at the vibrant and multi-faceted arts community in Western New York. Guests will tour the Buffalo Arts Studio and discuss the city’s fine arts scene with resident artists at the studio. Afterward, attendees will gain a different perspective from faculty members and students at Daemen College’s International Center for Excellence in Animation. The faculty and students from Daemen will talk to networkers about professional arts careers and the emerging digital animation industry. Log on to www.amherst.org to register.

The Emerging Business Leaders is a group of young professionals striving to advance the leadership potential and success of its members. Through educational programming, community outreach and networking, members of Emerging Business Leaders receive the tools they need to develop personally and professionally in the Western New York area.