November 8, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Central Library
part of a series on Lost
About the speaker
An arts patron, musician and proponent of the Buffalo Waterfront, Rick Smith is the third-generation president and CEO of Rigidized Metals Corporation. Rigidized manufacturers’ deep-textured metal and surfaces which provide solutions for a wide variety of architectural, industrial and transportation applications. The company is located in Ohio Street in the city’s Old First Ward, adjacent to the city’s waterfront grain elevators. Since purchasing several of these grain elevators on the Buffalo River in 2006, Smith has since been actively pursuing the “authentic regeneration” of these structures on the site known as Silo City. He has opened these spaces up to art exhibits, musical performances, light displays, tours, architectural studios and an event for the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference held in Buffalo in October 2011. Among other community directorships, he also serves as Chairman of the Friends of the Fireboat Cotter, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest operating Fireboat in the world. Smith earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. He also serves as a mentor for the Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Buffalo.
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library consists of the downtown Central Library, eight branches in the City of Buffalo and twenty-eight facilities located on one end of Erie County to the other. There is also Library on Wheels state-of-the art bookmobile. The libraries serve as centers of information, education, culture, and entertainment for the residents of Erie County. The B&ECPL has more than 3.2 million materials - books, eBooks, DVDs, music, and more. Free library cards (traditional and eLibrary) are available to Erie County, New York residents and to those who work and/or attend school in-county. Connect with the library on your favorite social media platform and catch its podcast, All Booked Up!
Paula’s Donuts is a family-owned and -operated business that was established in 1996. Every day, their hand-cut donuts are baked fresh on the premises of their three Western New York locations: Tonawanda, Clarence, and West Seneca. With over thirty varieties of donuts and baked goods prepared the old-fashioned way, Paula’s is always made with love.
Photo from Beth Insalaco.
Photo from Beth Insalaco.
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Photo from CreativeMornings/St. Pete.