Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc., registration 5:15 p.m.; food stations 6:00 p.m.; program 6:45 p.m. The Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY. $45 per person.
Althea Luehrsen, executive director of Leadership Buffalo, will receive the Outstanding Woman Award from the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. at its 80-year anniversary gala on Wednesday, October 1st at The Twentieth Century Club in Buffalo.
“The Outstanding Woman Award celebrates a Western New York woman who has truly excelled, not only in her professional life, but also as a leader and, on a personal level, as a role model. Althea’s commitment to our community’s business resurgence and dedication to making Buffalo a better place to live identifies her as a genuinely remarkable woman. It really is fitting to honor her during our chapter’s 80th anniversary celebration,” according to Katharine Smith, co-chair BNC 80th anniversary committee.
Buffalo Niagara Chapter’s 80th anniversary celebration will offer a cocktail party featuring a turkey carving station, assorted salads and hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar. The $45 cost includes one drink ticket.
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter (BNC), formerly known as Business and Professional Women/Buffalo, is one of the area’s oldest organization’s for working women. Since its inception in 1934, the group has fostered the success of women in the workforce across Western New York. As part of NYS Women, Inc., BNC strives to to make a difference in the lives of working women and “build powerful women personally, professionally and politically.”