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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Faith @ Work Speaker Series with Dominic Seccharolli

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Join us for our first event of the fall on October 18 at 7 PM - 8 PM in Williamsville. This new time is designed to reach more people in the marketplace who may not be able to attend an event during the work day and yet want to learn how to integrate their faith and work. Thank you for your support and understanding as we make this change. 

About/Sponsors

The Faith @ Work Speaker Series engages Christian leaders to work together and advance the cause of Christ in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to help you connect your work to God's work. 

Special thanks to sponsors Baillie Lumber, Lighthouse Financial Asset Management, Arxcel Prescription Benefit Management.

Time, Date, Location:

Wednesday, October 18, 7 - 8PM

North Presbyterian Church
300 N. Forest Dr. 
Williamsville, NY 14221

What to expect: 

6:45 PM - doors open
7 PM - introductions
7:15 - 7:45 PM - Hear from Dominic Seccharolli
7:45-8 pm - Q & A and networking

About our Speaker

Dominic Secchiaroli's experience includes serving as a Regional Vice President with an international network marketing company and a seasoned sales trainer. During this time he came to faith in Christ and began directing his passion into leading people to Christ through his business network. The idea quickly spread and Secchiaroli began organizing worship services at his network marketing company's quarterly events held in sports stadiums around the country. Through this outreach he has seen thousands of people come to Christ at every event multiple times per year. After suffering a heart attack in June 2013, he lost his eyesight permanently, but even though he is blind, his vision for the future is greater than ever before! Hear Dominic share about God's mission, faith and work, sharing Christ, and mobilizing people. 

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UNITE is a collective impact organization functioning as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. UNITE is a 501c3 Christian org. All donations are tax deductible. 

Thank you for your support!

Your donation today of $100, $500, or $1,000 goes directly to support our work of evangelism, church planting, orphan care, publishing, education, and care for the least of these through our Converge Campaign. 

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May
31
8:45 AM08:45

[Mastermind Group] Downtown

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Advancing the Gospel through the marketplace. 

Mastermind Groups by UNITE are small groups for business and ministry leaders focusing on advancing the Gospel through the marketplace through leaders in business, media, arts, education and government. Our groups equip, train and release leaders to be salt and light in their sphere of influence. 

Groups include peer to peer mentoring and accountablity in areas of organizational growth, capacity, leadership, challenges and best practices. Our Mastermind Groups meet at least once a month and consist of 4-7 members focused on helping and serving one another into the next level of leadership capacity and Gospel impact.

Location: 

  • Downtown, 600 Delaware Ave. Buffalo

Free for members, $25 for non-members

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Apr
19
8:45 AM08:45

[Speaker Series] Timothy Tevens, retired CEO of Columbus McKinnon

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Speaker Series Wednesday, April 19

The Faith @ Work Speaker Series engages Christian leaders to work together and advance the cause of Christ in Western New York and beyond. 

Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsors Baillie Lumber, Mark Manion of Network Box USA & Northeastern Seminary

Time, Date, Location:

Wednesday, April 19
8:45am - 10am

Alliance Advisory Group (off-street parking)

600 Delaware Ave. 

Buffalo, NY 14202

What to expect: 

8:45am - doors open

8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders

9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Timothy Tevens, retired CEO of Columbus McKinnon

9:50 - 10am - Q & A

10am - closing and prayer

10 - 10:15am - networking

About our Speaker

Mr. Timothy T. Tevens, also known as Tim, served as the President of Columbus McKinnon Corporation from January 1998 to February 28, 2017 and its Chief Executive Officer from July 1998 to February 28, 2017. Mr. Tevens has 17 years of corporate experience and has been actively focused on supplying industrial distribution. Mr. Tevens joined Columbus McKinnon in 1991. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crane Equipment & Service, Inc. From May 1991 to January 1998, he served as Vice President of Information Services of Columbus McKinnon Corp. and served as its Chief Operating Officer since October 1996. He served as the President of Industrial Supply Association (ISA) from 2005 to 2006. From 1980 to 1991, he served with Ernst & Young LLP in various management consulting capacities. He served as a Director of Columbus McKinnon Corp. from January 1998 to February 28, 2017. He served as a Director of Zep, Inc. since December 12, 2007 until June 26, 2015. He has been a Director of Magnetek Inc. since September 2, 2015. He has been a Trustee of Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, Inc. since July 1, 2014. Mr. Tevens served as a Director of Crane Equipment & Service, Inc

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Mar
29
8:45 AM08:45

[Speaker Series] Dr. Myron Glick, Chief Medical Officer of Jericho Road Community Health Center

  • 6400 Sheridan Drive #214 Buffalo, NY, 14221 United States (map)
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Speaker Series Wednesday, March 29

The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsors Baillie Lumber, Mark Manion of Network Box USA & Northeastern Seminary

Time, Date, Location:

Wednesday, March 29
8:45am - 10am

Northeastern Seminary

6400 Sheridan Dr. #214

Williamsville, NY 14221

What to expect: 

8:45am - doors open

8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders

9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Dr. Glick, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Jericho Road Community Health Center

9:50 - 10am - Q & A

10am - closing and prayer

10 - 10:15am - networking

About our Speaker

In 1997, Dr. Myron and Joyce Glick opened the doors of Jericho Road Family Practice (JRFP) at 184 Barton Street on Buffalo’s West Side, to provide excellent medical care to all who came, regardless of ability to pay. In addition to serving patients from Buffalo, JRFP began caring for a large number of refugees, many who had never seen a doctor or received proper medical care before coming to America.

The Glicks recognized the connection between physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Providing excellent medical care was not enough, but a medical practice with limited resources could not do any more. So, as an expansion to the heart behind medical services, Jericho Road Ministries (JRM) was born. Founded in 2003, the ministry sought to demonstrate God’s compassion for every person by fighting poverty at its roots, coming alongside JRFP to address the non-medical needs of the community.

Today Dr. Glick serves as Chief Medical Officer at Jericho Road Community Center. 

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    Feb
    22
    8:45 AM08:45

    [Speaker Series] John Lee former VP of Praxair & Steve Schenk of Buffalo Vineyard

    Wednesday, February 22 Speaker Series

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

    Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsor Baillie Lumber, Mark Manion of Network Box USA & Northeastern Seminary

    Time, Date, Location:

    Wednesday, February 22
    8:45am - 10am

    1st Presbyterian Church

    Address: 1 Symphony Cir, Buffalo, NY 14201

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from John Lee, former VP of Praxair & Steve Schenk of Buffalo Vineyard

    • Learn key principles of community development
    • Practical ways for faith and business leaders to work together
    • Revival strategies and practices implemented in Buffalo's West Side

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About our Speakers

    John Lee served as VP of Praxair until his retirement. He currently serves as Chairman of West Side Ministries, Board Member of Jericho Road Community Health Center and Houghton College Buffalo. 

    Steve Schenk - Ten years ago the Schenk family moved from Northern California to the West Side of Buffalo NY to plant a Vineyard Church.  Buffalo's West Side is an extremely diverse neighborhood that is currently experiencing a surge of community development efforts.  Those efforts are an attempt to address the problems of systemic injustice present in this under-resourced community.  The Buffalo Vineyard Church is one small, but well connected, part of that effort.  In their time there, the Schenks have been fortunate to see the Spirit begin a work of unity in the church, connecting churches and non-profits in collaborative Kingdom ministry.

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    Jan
    24
    8:45 AM08:45

    [Speaker Series] Faith @ Work

    Tuesday, January 24 Speaker Series

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

    Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsor Baillie Lumber & Northeastern Seminary

    Time, Date, Location:

    Tuesday, January 24
    8:45am - 10am

    Alliance Advisory Group

    600 Delaware Ave. 

    Buffalo, NY 14202

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Sean Brennan, Station Manager of TCT Television. 

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About our Speaker

    Sean Brennan is the Station Manager at WNYB-TV in Orchard Park, NY. WNYB-TV is one of the 20 sister stations of the TCT Christian Television Network. Sean started with TCT in January 2000 as the Production Manager; in charge of the studios, Production Volunteers and directing all of the television programs originating from WNYB. During his tenure with TCT, Brennan has directed over 2400 programs such as; Ask The Pastor, Celebrate, Public Report, TCT Alive, TCT Today and Revivals. 

    Currently, Brennan is in charge of every aspect associated with running the television station from pastor and volunteer recruitment, engineering, production, public relations and procurement to FCC compliance.

    Sean Brennan is a member of Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. He has been married to Tricia Adams for 20 years and is the father of three beautiful girls; Meghan, Sarah and Betsy.

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    Dec
    21
    8:45 AM08:45

    [Speaker Series] Kyle Patterson, founder of UniteLeadership.com

    We are pleased to welcome UniteLeadership.com founder Kyle Patterson as our Speaker Series Guest. 

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

    Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsor Baillie Lumber, Mark Manion of Network Box USA & Northeastern Seminary. 

    Time, Date, Location:

    Wednesday, December 21

    8:45am - 10am

    Alliance Advisory Group

    600 Delaware Ave. 

    Buffalo, NY 14202

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders and enjoy bagels and coffee. 

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Kyle Patterson, founder of UniteLeadership.com and publisher at Thrive Media Group.

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About Kyle Patterson

    Kyle is the founder of UniteLeadership.com and publisher at Thrive Media Group, both divisions of a 501c3 Christian missions organization seeking to fund and finish the Great Commission in our generation. We mobilize mission activity through training, equipping and releasing leaders in  the marketplace, media and global missions. Kyle is the author of 4 books on Christian mission and discipleship including Called to Serve and Follow the Leader. 

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    Dec
    15
    8:00 AM08:00

    [Training & Equipping] Training call with Steve Pylypiak

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    Member Training & Equipping calls are value added training to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Steve Pylypiak, Founder of Liberty Christian Coaching. 

    Topics Covered

    • Christian coaching
    • Accountability
    • Stewardship
    • Leadership
    • Servant-hood

    About Steve: 

    "My mission is to coach and encourage men in faithful and purposeful living. I'm absolutely passionate about helping others discover and cultivate their unique potential.  For more than a decade, I have had the privilege of serving, leading, ministering to and helping people grow.  In addition to career and life coaching, my experience includes leadership and management within the private business sector, federal government, and as an officer in the United States Navy.  Within the church, I have been blessed to serve in various lay-ministry roles and currently serve as an elder within my local congregation."
     

    Time

    Thursday, December 15
    8:00 AM 

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    7:55am - Join the call
    8am - Intro
    8:05 - 8:25am - Steve discusses leadership, purpose, faithful living and coaching principles for life and faith. 
    8:25 - 8:30am - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    Nov
    22
    1:00 PM13:00

    [Training & Equipping] Dr. Mac Pier, NYC Leadership Center

    Member Training & Equipping calls are value added training to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Dr. Mac Pier, founder and CEO of the NYC Leadership Center. 

    Topics Covered

    • Global Leadership
    • City revival
    • Prayer
    • Movements of the Gospel

    About Dr. Mac Pier

    When it comes to developing leaders within the Christian community, few are as successful as Rev. Dr. McKenzie “Mac” Pier, founder and CEO of The New York Leadership Center (NYCLC). Passionately driven to prepare Christian leaders to make a significant impact in the world, Mac particularly loves urging young leaders toward spiritual maturity, encouraging them to first recognize the needs around them, to unite in prayer with others about those needs, and then to collaborate with others to change what they see.

    Coauthor of The Power of a City at Prayer (InterVarsity Press, 2002), Mac also contributed to Signs of Hope in the City (Judson Press, 1997) and is author of Spiritual Leadership in the Global City (New Hope Publishers, 2008). His latest book is Consequential Leadership: 15 Leaders Fighting for Our Cities, Our Poor, Our Youth and Our Culture(InterVarsity Press, 2012).

    After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota, Mac then continued on to earn a Master of Arts degree in religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a doctorate from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (renamed Palmer Theological Seminary). He enjoys music and the creative process of composing it.  He wrote original music for his daughter’s wedding.

    Mac and his wife, Marya, have been married more than 30 years, and have three adult children and two grandchildren.

    Time

    Tuesday, November 22
    1:00 - 1:30 PM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    12:55pm - Join the call
    1pm - Intro
    1:05 - 1:25pm - Dr. Pier discusses leadership, prayer and Gospel movements in cities around the world. 
    1:25 - 1:30pm - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    Nov
    16
    3:00 PM15:00

    [Conference Call] Dominic Secchiaroli

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    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Dominic Secchiaroli.

    Topic

    Faith that overcomes and perseveres to do the will of God. On this call you'll learn key principles of:

    1) Vision
    2) Evangelism
    3) Marketplace ministry
    4) Faith
    5) Stadium ministry and outreach

    About Dominic Secchiaroli

    Dominic Secchiaroli is the founder and director of the Amazing Christian Network and Friends of Dominic Ministries. Prior to losing his sight, Dominic Secchiaroli was a Regional Vice President with an international network marketing company and a seasoned sales trainer.  After having a heart attack in June 2013, he lost his eyesight permanently. But even though he is blind, his vision for the future is greater than ever before! Date & Time

    Tuesday, November 16
    3:00 - 3:30 PM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    2:55am - Join the call
    3pm - Intro
    3:05 - 1:25pm - Dominic discusses faith, work and how prayer changes everything. 
    3:25 - 3:30pm - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    Nov
    9
    8:45 AM08:45

    [Speaker Series] Dr. Mark Virkler

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    We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mark Virkler as our Speaker Series Guest. 

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

    Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsor Baillie Lumber & Northeastern Seminary. 

    Time, Date, Location:

    Wednesday, November 9

    8:45am - 10am

    Alliance Advisory Group

    600 Delaware Ave. 

    Buffalo, NY 14202

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders and enjoy bagels and coffee. 

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Dr. Mark Virkler, founder of Christian Leadership University and Communion with God Ministries

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About Dr. Mark Virkler

    Dr. Virkler has written more than 50 books in the areas of spiritual intimacy and growth. His best-selling series on how to hear God’s voice has sold over 250,000 copies. He is the founder of Communion With God Ministries (www.CWGMinistries.org) and Christian Leadership University (www.CLUOnline.com), an online university where the voice of God is at the center of every learning experience. Mark has taught on developing intimacy with God and spiritual healing for more than 30 years on six continents. The message has been translated into over 40 languages, and he has helped to establish more than 250 church-centered Bible schools around the world.

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    Oct
    25
    12:00 PM12:00

    Member Conference Call: Dr. David Levy

    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features award winning neurosurgeon and author Dr. David Levy. 

    Topic

    What happens when a neurosurgeon begins praying with each of his patients? 

    About Dr. Levy

    Dr. David Levy is an award winning neurosurgeon and author of Gray Matters. 

    Though conventional wisdom said faith and medicine don’t mix, why not use every tool at my disposal to bring comfort and peace? Studies also show that 70-80% of Americans claim to pray regularly and that patients place a high value on spirituality, especially during a time of illness. Why not as for God’s assistance as I worked to bring healing to my patients?

    It has been my experience that since I’ve started asking to pray for my patients they’ve received higher levels of spiritual, physical, and emotional health than ever before. For them, prayer has made a difference.

    Date & Time

    Tuesday, October 25
    12 - 1:00PM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    11:55am - Join the call
    12pm - Intro
    12:05 - 1:50pm - Dr. Levy discusses faith, work and how prayer changes everything. 
    12:50 - 1:00pm - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    Oct
    12
    8:45 AM08:45

    Speaker Series: Darius Pridgen

    We are pleased to welcome Buffalo Common Council President, Darius G. Pridgen as our Speaker Series Guest. 

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

    Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsor Baillie Lumber & Northeastern Seminary. 

    Time, Date, Location:

    Wednesday, October 12

    8:45am - 10am

    Northeastern Seminary

    6400 Sheridan Drive #214

    Buffalo, NY 14221

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders and enjoy bagels and coffee. 

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Darius Pridgen, Buffalo Common Council President and Pastor of True Bethel Baptist

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About Darius G. Pridgen

    Darius G. Pridgen is President of the Buffalo Common Council and Pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church in Buffalo.

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    Sep
    14
    8:45 AM08:45

    Faith @ Work Speaker Series with Demeris Johnson

    We are pleased to welcome Demeris Johnson, Former NFL Player and Author of Mission: Possible as our Speaker Series Guest. 

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

    Special thanks to Speaker Series sponsor Baillie Lumber. 

    Time, Date, Location:

    Wednesday, September 14

    8:45am - 10am

    Alliance Advisory Group 

    600 Delaware Ave. 

    Buffalo, NY 14202

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders and enjoy bagels and coffee. 

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Demeris Johnson, Former NFL Player and Author of Mission: Possible

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About Demeris Johnson

    Demeris has been a dream chaser all of his life. Having fulfilled his first two dreams, he is now embarking on a third.

    His first dream was to play football in the NFL. Demeris accomplished that by playing wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills.

    Once Demeris was done playing professional football, he possessed his second lifelong dream- to own his own business, building a very successful high performance sports training business. His company developed some of today's top male and female professional athletes and he is still being sought after by some of the greatest athletes and business executives of today as their performance coach (only training on a very selective basis).

    Demeris eventually began to pursue his greatest dream, the one he considers his ultimate dream- his Destinylife mission. That mission is helping others become dream chasers and mission makers.

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    Aug
    30
    8:45 AM08:45

    Faith @ Work Speaker Series: Tuesday, August 30

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    We are pleased to welcome Robert Fashano, Chairman and CEO of Alliance Advisory Group as our Speaker Series Guest. 

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. Our goal is to connect leaders to work together and join God in his mission on the earth - the Gospel in all nations. 

    Time, Date, Location:

    Tuesday, August 30

    8:45am - 10am

    Alliance Advisory Group 

    600 Delaware Ave. 

    Buffalo, NY 14202

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders and enjoy bagels and coffee. 

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Robert J. Fashano, CEO of Alliance Advisory Group

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About Robert Fashano

    Robert is Chairman & CEO of Alliance Advisory Group, Inc. He has been a general agent for Guardian since 1979.

    He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and received his masters in financial services from the American College in 1994. 

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    UNITE is a collective impact organization functioning as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. UNITE is a 501c3 Christian organization working to advance the cause of Christ by impacting leaders in business, government, media, arts and more.  Join us and/or donate to advance our work.

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    Aug
    11
    10:00 AM10:00

    Conference Call with Demeris Johnson

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    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Demeris Johnson, author of Mission: Possible discussing faith, finances, football and work for God. 

    Topic

    Mission: Possible

    Date & Time

    Thursday, August 11
    10 - 10:30AM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    9:55am - Join the call
    10am - Intro
    10:05 - 10:20am - Demeris discusses faith, finances, football, and doing the impossible. 
    10:20 - 10:30am - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    Jun
    25
    10:00 AM10:00

    Faith In Action Service Project

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    Volunteers Needed: June 25 Faith In Action Service Project: Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center

    On June 25 we're mobilizing a volunteer date at Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center in Angola and we need your help. We are looking for 20 volunteers to paint, clean and organize this important outreach in our community. Spouses, co-workers, business partners are welcome to join us as we give back by helping UNITE member Brigam Ziehm and Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center better serve kids and families in Western New York. 

    About Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center

    Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center has celebrated 70 years of service and exists for Every Pioneering Spirit on the beautiful shore of Lake Erie. Since 1945, Pioneer, a Christian owned and operated organization that prides itself on hospitality and meaningful service, has been delivering adventure and discovery for every trailblazer.

    This is what makes Pioneer so wonderful: we are the premier family camp and retreat park in New York that offers year round adventure and development, serving people of every age, and groups of every size.

    About Service Projects

    Faith In Action Service Projects are a way for members of UNITE to engage their faith, give back to the community and connect with other like-minded leaders. Our Faith In Action events are designed to assist non-profit members of UNITE with basic service opportunities and provide an avenue of practical ministry outreach for our business members. 

    Join us

    Saturday, June 25
    10 - 2PM

    Location

    Pioneer Camp and Retreat Center
    9324 Lakeshore Rd.
    Angola, NY 14006

    What we will be doing:

    • Scrapping/Painting 

    • Mulch/Landscaping

    • Grounds cleanup

    Schedule:

    10am - Arrival

    10:10am - Welcome, intro, tour from Executive Director

    10:30am - Work projects begin

    12:00pm - Lunch

    1:00pm - Finish work

    2:00pm - End and depart

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     About UNITE:

    UNITE is a collective impact organization functioning as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. UNITE is a 501c3 Christian organization working to advance the cause of Christ by impacting leaders in business, government, media, arts and more.  Join us and/or donate to advance our work.
     

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    Jun
    16
    10:00 AM10:00

    Conference Call: Business as a Force for Good

    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Unite member and board member Bob Rich III. Bob is the CEO of ROAR Logistics (Buffalo, NY).

    Topic

    "Business as a force for good." Using your business to advance the good of your family, employees, church and community.  

    Date & Time

    Thursday, June 16
    10:00 - 10:30AM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    9:55am - Join the call
    10am - Intro
    10 - 10:20am - Bob discusses business as a force for good. 
    10:20 - 10:30am - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    Jun
    9
    11:00 AM11:00

    Conference Call: Together Growing the Kingdom of God

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    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Unite members Steve Schenk, (BUMP, Buffalo Vineyard Church Pastor) and John Lee (Former VP Praxair, Chairman of Westside Ministries).

    Topic

    Growing the Kingdom of God through business and ministry partnerships. 

    Date & Time

    Thursday, June 9
    11:00 - 11:45 AM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    9:55am - Join the call
    10am - Intro
    10 - 10:35am - Steve & John discuss growing the kingdom of God through ministry and business partnerships.  
    10:35 - 10:45am - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    About Unite

    Unite is a collective impact organization functioning as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. We are a division of Prayer Collective, Inc, a 501c3 Christian missions organization commited to advancing the cause of Christ through equipping and training leaders. Donate here. 

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    Jun
    2
    10:00 AM10:00

    Conference Call: Women Owned Small Businesses

    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Unite member Laura Tirone. Laura is the CEO of Huber Electric (Buffalo, NY).

    Topic

    Opportunities and challenges for women owned small businesses. 

    Date & Time

    Thursday, June 2
    10:00 - 10:30AM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    9:55am - Join the call
    10am - Intro
    10 - 10:20am - Laura discusses opportunities and challenges for women owned small businesses. 
    10:20 - 10:30am - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    May
    25
    9:00 AM09:00

    Faith @ Work(shop) with Meridian IT

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    Faith @ Work(shops) with Mark Manion of Meridian IT

    Faith @ Work(shops) are member led and sponsored presentations to educate and add value to our members on their specific area of expertise. Mark Manion of Meridian IT will be talking about information technology, security and your business at our next Faith @ Work(shop) on Wednesday, May 25 from 9 - 10am.  This event is free for members and $25 for non-members. 

    Location

    The Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Center in a beautiful board room setting overlooking the Medical Campus.
    640 Ellicott St.
    Buffalo, NY 14203

    Cost

    Free for members. $25 for non-members.  

    Schedule/What To Expect

    9am - Arrival, coffee
    9:10am - Introductions
    9:15 - 9:45am - Mark Manion presents on pertinent Information Technology trends and areas you need to be aware of.
    9:45 - 10:00am - Q & A, networking. 

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    May
    18
    1:00 PM13:00

    "The Art of the Turnaround"

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    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Unite member and board member Eric Armenat. Eric is the CEO Of Curtis Bay Energy (Baltimore, MD) and specializes in private equity buying, selling and lean management process implementation.

    Topic

    "The Art of the Turnaround" - private equity buying, selling and lean management process implementation in your business or non-profit. 

    Date & Time

    Wednesday, May 18
    1:00 - 1:30PM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

    Schedule/What To Expect

    12:55pm - Join the call
    1pm - Intro
    1 - 1:20pm - Eric discusses the art of the turnaound, buying, selling and managment implementation and how it applies to your business. 
    1:20 - 1:30pm - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    May
    12
    9:30 AM09:30

    Member Conference Call

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    Member Conference Calls are value added calls to equip our members with skills, knowledge and understanding in business and leadership. This call features Unite member Mark Lazarra of Lif Dental and MarkLazzara.com discussing grants and government programs for small business. 

    Topic

    Grants and Government Programs for Small Business

    Date & Time

    Thursday, May 12
    10 - 10:30AM

    Location

    Member call in line via phone

    Cost

    Free for members. Non-members must join here.

     

    Schedule/What To Expect

    9:55am - Join the call
    10am - Intro
    10:05 - 10:20am - Mark discussed opportunities, grants and programs to help small businesses thrive. 
    10:20 - 10:30am - Discussion / Q & A / Close

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    Apr
    27
    9:00 AM09:00

    Faith @ Work Speaker Series with Rick Snavely

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    We are pleased to welcome Rick Snavely, President and CEO of Family Life as our Speaker Series Guest. 

    The Faith @ Work Speaker Series is an opportunity for Christian leaders to engage, connect and advance their leadership and impact in Western New York and beyond. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what our members are saying: 

    "The speakers are simply incredible. Smart, funny, successful, inspiring, and above all, faithful. Each speaker leaves an indelible mark on the listener as they share their stories on how they integrate their faith into their business lives. These folks live out and model the saying "You take care of My kingdom and I'll take care of your business." - Eric Budin, NY Life

    "Unite is an amazing organization. With all of the pressures in todays work world, it is refreshing to belong to such an uplifting group." - 
    Bob Rich III

    "Unite meetings are great. Good way to start the day with fellowship and encouragement." - Jeff Wittlinger

    What to expect: 

    8:45am - doors open

    8:45 - 9am - register, network with other leaders and enjoy bagels and coffee from Panera Bread. 

    9 - 9:15am - introductions, prayer, ways to connect. 

    9:15 - 9:50am - Hear from Rick Snavely, CEO of Family Life 

    9:50 - 10am - Q & A

    10am - closing and prayer

    10 - 10:15am - networking

    About Rick Snavely

    Rick counts it a privilege to serve as President and CEO of Family Life. Frankly, he didn't see himself ending up as a business manager when he first got started in radio programming - a job he could have done for the rest of his life. However, what motivated Rick into ministry leadership was his pure desire to do what God wanted.

    Rick was barely three years old when his parents moved to New York to begin the ministry in 1957. Just ask Rick about his childhood memories. He'll tell you what a blessing it was to have grown up in a family where serving Christ came as naturally as eating and sleeping. Because of that, God has miraculously worked and provided for Family Life, building Rick's trust and faith in big, big ways.

    When Rick was in high school he felt Jesus directly calling him to be part of Area Youth for Christ, the ministry started by his dad. Rick has always seen a hero in his dad. Dick (his dad) serves God with joy, passion, and excitement - very contagious things. Rick wanted that and sensed God leading him back to the ministry after college. He never imagined that God would give him the honor of managing Family Life - a ministry that has been blessed beyond comprehension.

    When Rick turned 50, he asked God what he should do with the next 50 years. The answer was: Do what you've been doing. Use the ministry of Family Life to reach as many people as possible with Christ and his message of love and hope. Rick then rededicated his life to following the call set before him.

    Rick loves to brag on his wife, Sherri - his best friend, number one consultant, and love of his life. He thanks God all the time for knowing exactly what he needed in a companion. She is far better a woman than he deserves ... and he'll tell you that! They are blessed with two great children and their spouses and one granddaughter. Their son Chad and daughter-in-law Kasey live in Orlando, Florida and are proud parents of daughter Mila. Chad works at Relevant Magazine. Their daughter Rachelle and son-in-law Justin, live in St. Louis where both work in the food service industry.

    About UNITE:

    UNITE is a collective impact organization functioning as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. UNITE is a 501c3 Christian organization working to advance the cause of Christ by impacting leaders.  Join us and/or donate to advance our work.

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    Apr
    15
    to Sep 16

    [Webinar] Get Your Business on Google Search & Maps


     

    Research shows that 97% of consumers search the web to find local goods and services, but only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine. This webinar will help you claim your local listing.

    When you get on Google, it’s easier for potential customers to find important information, including hours, contact information and directions. You can help Google understand information about your business, and potentially display it to searchers.

    Please note that setting up Google My Business won’t guarantee that your business will appear in Google’s search results, but it will help Google show it consistently across Search and Maps.

    Google My Business doesn’t replace your business website; it complements it by giving your business a public identity and presence on Google.

    *This is a recurring webinar taking place daily at 9am. 

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    Apr
    14
    11:00 AM11:00

    Member Conference Call with Rich Peluso

    It's been said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. UNITE Member Exclusive Conference Calls are an opportunity to learn and grow with national leaders, authors and influencers working to advance the cause of Christ. The calls are designed to empower and equip you to live your faith in the assignment God has given you and use your influence for the glory of God. We'd love to have you join us. 

    How it Works

    Members of UNITE receive a special call in number and access code to join the call. You can submit your questions ahead of time by email Kyle Patterson at kpatterson(at)thrivemediagroup.org

    About Rich Peluso

    Rich Peluso, Senior VP of Sony Pictures Entertainment owned Affirm Films which has produced films including War Room, Courageous, Mom's Night Out and Soul Surfer among many others will be guest on UNITE member exclusive conference call today April 14 at 11AM EST.  Non-members can access the call and all future calls by joining UNITE at this link.

    About UNITE:

    UNITE is a collective impact organization functioning as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. UNITE is a 501c3 Christian organization working to advance the cause of Christ by impacting leaders in business, government, media, arts and more.  Join us and/or donate to advance our work.

    About UNITE: UNITE is a collective impact organization functioning as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. 

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    Apr
    13
    9:00 AM09:00

    Mastermind Group - Innovation Center

    Mastermind Group (Non-member)
    35.00

    Mastermind Groups by UNITE are small groups for business and ministry leaders focusing on peer to peer mentoring in areas of organizational growth, capacity, leadership, challenges and best practices. Our Mastermind Groups consist of 4-7 members focused on helping and serving one another into the next level of leadership capacity.

    Access peer to peer consulting, advice, strategy, planning and years of experience to help you reach your personal and business goals. 

    To be a part of a group, you must register ahead of time so we can prepare accordingly.  The fee for each Mastermind Group session (lasts 1.5 hours) is $35 or an upfront yearly payment of $400- an investment that will pay for itself many times over both in business growth, enriching relationships and enduring impact for Christ. 

    Please RSVP to reserve your spot in our groups. For annual payments, please call 716-807-5235.

    Email us with any questions. 

     

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    Mar
    23
    3:00 PM15:00

    Member Conference Call with Tom Nelson

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    Tom Nelson is Pastor at Christ Community Church, President of Made to Flourish and author of 5 books including Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work. 

    Join us for this member exclusive conference call. Submit your questions ahead of time and listen in. 


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    Mar
    19
    10:00 AM10:00

    Faith In Action Outreach Event (Volunteers Needed)

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    Faith In Action Outreach Events are a way for members of UNITE to engage their faith, give back to the community and connect with other like-minded leaders. Our Faith In Action events are designed to assist non-profit members of UNITE with basic service opportunities and provide an avenue of practical ministry outreach for our business members. 

    What we will be doing:

    • Painting Inside

    • Cleaning donated items

    • Organizing “Baby Shoppe” 

    • Making care packages

    About Summit Life Outreach

    Summit Life Outreach Center is a non for profit with a 501(c)(3), non denominational Christian organization that helps anyone in a crisis pregnancy regardless of age, race, creed, nationality, country, marital status, circumstance of conception or condition of unborn baby. We offer one on one sensitive and confidential peer counseling, we educate in areas of abortion risk and procedures, parenting, sexual integrity, adoption, abstinence, and basic life skills. Our goal is to educate the community in order to aid in the prevention of a crisis pregnancy.

    About UNITE

    UNITE is a collective impact organization advancing the cause of Christ. UNITE functions as a chamber of commerce for Christian leaders. 


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