Buffalo EDI (September 2022)

Buffalo EDI (September 2022)

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Buffalo Economic Development Initiatives (EDI) was a two-day, in-person conference that took place September 14-15, 2022, at Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, located at 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202. The goal of EDIs is to improve the total and economic well-being of transitioning Service members, Veterans, their families, and their communities.

Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) hosted this EDI in partnership with the Buffalo Regional Office. Registration for the EDI event was free of charge. Presentations offered during the EDI covered topics such as VA benefits, Veteran initiatives, financial wellness, and career development strategies. Additionally, this EDI offered claims assistance to help Veterans file claims and maximize the use of VA benefits and services. 

Click for Day One or Day Two schedule of events.

RSVP Day One: September 14, 2022
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT.

RSVP Day Two: September 15, 2022
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT.

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schedule of events


Day One: September 14, 2022

Spouse and Caregiver Clinic

9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. EDT

This event helped spouses and caregivers discover details about caregiver resources, spousal benefits, education options, support, and more.


Presentations

1:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT

Attendees learned more about connecting to VA benefits and resources, physical and mental health, and much more. 


Claims Clinics

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EDT

Veterans connected with claims representatives to check their claims statuses or to receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions. 


Day TWO: SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Town Hall

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT

Attendees learned about key initiatives and addressed their concerns.


Presentations

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT

Attendees learned more about connecting to VA benefits and resources, physical and mental health, and much more.


Stakeholder RoundtablesBy invitation only

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT

Public and private organizations came together to form sustainable partnerships that alleviate challenges in the Veteran community.


Claims Clinics

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EDT

Veterans connected with claims representatives to check their claims statuses or to receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions. 


Please check out their website for additional details: https://buffalonavalpark.org/

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09/14/2022 @ 09:00 AM (EST) to
09/15/2022 @ 08:00 PM (EST)
 

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