The Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center Welcomes Six New Tenants

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The Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center Welcomes Six New Tenants


BUFFALO, N.Y., May 20, 2015 – Six companies have become the newest tenants at the Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, bringing the total number of start-up and growing companies, as well as the businesses that provide services to them, to nearly 100. The new tenants include Buffalo Rising, Inc, Campagnolo Bonk PLLC, Pitch + Pivot LLC, theBREWROOM, The Synergy Group and Triple Track HR Partners.

Located at 640 Ellicott Street, the Innovation Center welcomed its new tenants on May 1st. They represent a variety of businesses, and include theBREWROOM, a digital/internet marketing services company that “graduated” to the Innovation Center Suites after being a member of dig, the BNMC Inc.’s coworking space. Also joining the Innovation Center are Buffalo Rising, Inc., a website covering Buffalo’s positive and interesting news, with over 3 million annual visitors; Pitch + Pivot, a sales and marketing consulting firm; and The Synergy Group, a consulting firm specializing in work/life strategy development. New tenants also include Campagnolo Bonk PLLC, providing a comprehensive array of health care consulting, audit, operational and management services to health care providers; and Triple Track HR Partners, providing human resource consulting for businesses throughout Western New York.

According to Vic Nole, Director of Business Development for the BNMC Inc., “The Innovation Center continues to draw new tenants as small, start-up businesses and the companies that provide services to them realize the unique opportunities here for networking and collaboration. We are delighted to provide an entrepreneurial culture that can help young companies get off the ground and to encourage connections among our tenants that can help them gain insight, share experiences and, we hope, take advantage of each other’s product and service offerings. We find our tenants love the flexible workspace that the Innovation Center offers as their companies grow and their needs change.”

All of the companies will be located on the fourth floor in the Innovation Center Suites, and will have privileges to use dig, located on the first floor. Pitch+Pivot also added two additional dig memberships for their staff in addition to workspace at the Suites.

The LEED-certified Innovation Center opened in 2010 with two tenants and is designed to accommodate small and mid-size companies seeking office, wet lab and/or research space, on a month-to-month basis or via longer-term leases. Owned and operated by BNMC Inc., the facility is designed as a “plug ‘n play” set-up whereby tenants enjoy a fully operational office setting without having to handle office and facilities issues such as phone, Internet and other services. Tenants also have access to collaborative space, conference rooms, kitchen facilities and other amenities. The Innovation Center also serves as the physical location for Ignite, BNMC Inc.’s business development program, that actively identifies and evaluates new business opportunities, educates and provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, and creates, incubates, and grows new companies in Buffalo.

Workspace also available through BNMC Inc. includes dig coworking space, available to those who do not need full office amenities, and traditional leased office space at the Innovation Center and at 73 High Street on the Medical Campus.


About the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC Inc.) is a self-sustaining social enterprise successfully combining innovation, job creation, and urban revitalization. It serves as the umbrella organization of the anchor institutions that make up the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus located within the 120-acre campus bordering Allentown, the Fruit Belt and Downtown. The BNMC Inc. fosters conversation and collaboration among its member institutions, its partners and the community to address critical issues impacting them, including entrepreneurship, energy, access and transportation, workforce and procurement, neighborhoods, and healthy communities, with the goal of increasing economic development and building a strong community. bnmc-old.local.