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Startup Grind Buffalo Hosts Leslie Zemsky (Larkin Development Group)

dig 640 Ellicott Street , Buffalo, (map)


Leslie Zemsky, Larkin Development Group

Leslie Zemsky is the Director of Fun for the Larkin Development Group and is in charge of revitalizing the Larkinville neighborhood into an entertainment destination. Leslie has brought lots of fun and games to Larkin, but she has also provided a great resource for local authors, businesses people, and entrepreneurs.

Leslie studied political science at Michigan State, and started her career at Macy’s as the coordinator for the clowns in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

As owner of Rockspring Designs, LLC Leslie is able to showcase her artistic side by producing original artwork and also providing illustration and design services. Additionally Leslie is very active in the Buffalo community is involved with the Albright- Knox Art Gallery and Visit Buffalo Niagara.

Leslie has also been honored by the NY Senate as a Women of Distinction for professional work and community involvement.

The event will be held at dig, the cross functional cowork and innovation center at 640 Ellicott Street (part of the BNMC) from 6-9 pm.




6:00 Networking and Food

7:00 Fireside Chat

8:00 Networking


Hosted By Eben Piazza, Director of Startup Grind Buffalo

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