M&T Bank has held a presence at 701 Seneca Street since 1986, growing from 26,000 to over nearly 300,000 square feet. The M&T Bank Trust Department entered the building in the late 90's and recently underwent extensive renovations and an expansion. Three years into the Larkin Center era of 701, M&T Bank again expanded its footprint in 2013. The subsequent years saw continued growth, totaling over 130,000 square feet of newly renovated space.

More recently, M&T Bank has focused on their branding on the inside and outside of the Larkin Center. A 16x89' sign was installed on the roof of the Larkin Center, as well as two 32' vertical blade signs on the Seneca Street facade. Inside the building; an M&T Bank ATM stands in the first floor lobby, historic photos adorn the common area corridors and additional wayfinding signage is in the works.

The Larkin Center is seeking new team members in a variety of fashions. We have opportunities available for tenants in need of office, retail, incubator, light manufacturing and distribution space. As our build-outs expand, so to does our need for contracted services and we would be eager to hear from any construction and maintenance service providers. Positions with Larkin Center Management are also available in the administrative, security and janitorial fields.


Office Support Clerk
We welcome you to join a company on the move!  We own and manage over 2 million square feet of real estate in the Western New York area and need your assistance to maintain our current level of service and consistent growth.

We are seeking a part-time Office Support Clerk to assist in maintaining the books for each company, monitor tenant and contractor insurance records, update prospect contact records, support the parking management staff and deliver mail internally. The role will likely expand beyond these tasks and we are eager to find someone with the ability to learn on the fly. In addition to these tasks you will also act as the face and voice of the company, greeting in-office and phone guests.

The ideal candidate will have experience with:
QuickBooks, Excel, Word, Outlook, Data Entry and Customer Service.

Janitorial Technician
You can make a difference! We are looking for a highly energetic, respectful candidate to join our team as a janitorial technician. The position will be full time. A full benefits package is available, including health, dental and 401k. 

The ideal candidate will have a high school education and janitorial experience. Duties will include but are not limited to; cleaning common areas and restrooms, exterior maintenance, event setup and maintaining a positive relationship with tenants and employees. A drug screening and background check may be completed on each prospective candidate.

Security Officer
The Larkin Center of Commerce is rich with history and diversity, presenting an opportunity for you to be a part of it.

We are looking for an energetic, respectful candidate to hire for securing and providing excellent customer service and safety at our facility. We currently need 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift positions filled.

NY State Security guard certification and 16 hour course required, additional training provided. High school diploma or GED and basic PC skills required. Security duties will include but not be limited to: inspection rounds indoors and the property surrounding the building, CCTV monitoring, access control, escorting tenants/visitors, locking/unlocking doors, keeping peace and order, parking support and enforcing the facility rules and regulations.

A drug screen and background check will be completed on each prospective candidate. Excellent customer service skills a must, the security guard will be responsible for welcoming guests by promptly greeting them, in person or over the phone as well as answering or referring inquiries. Must have a valid NYS driver's license and have reliable transportation.

We have seen in prior articles the concern that John Larkin, Sr. (JDL) had about safety and cleanliness in the physical structures of both the Larkin Soap Co. (LCO) and Buffalo Pottery. From 1875, city inspectors conducted favorable inspections, commenting on not only the facilities, but also the good treatment of the employees and of employee morale.
From the outset, visitors were welcomed to tour the companies, which they did by the thousands every year. The thousands of visitors who came to the Pan-American Exposition in 1901 specifically to see the Larkin exhibition hall were given passes and shuttle service to follow up with a guided tour of the manufacturing complex (what we now know as the Larkin Center of Commerce). In 1919 King Albert and Queen Elizabeth, monarchs from Belgium, visited the factory complex (i.e., the LCO building) as well. They were effusive in their response to the seeing the manufacturing processes, the cleanliness of the facilities and the happiness of the employees. 

The Jungle, Upton Sinclaire

Please note a correction to the December article, John D. Larkin, Jr.: A Mystery Unravelled. His [John D. Larkin, Jr.] grandson, Allen "Lanny" Kellogg, age 5, and son of Jr's daughter, Mary Frances Larkin Kellogg, burned to death while playing with matches in bed. 

It's incredible the number of products the Larkin Company manufactured, and possibly even more incredible is the amout of care they put into each item as described in this months Larkin History from the Desk of Sharon Osgood 

A plethora of spices from around the world were selected, purchased, inspected and ground by the Larkin Company.

Pure. Wholesome. Harmless. Whip-It aided in whipping thin cream and egg whites.

From that special day when the mailman delivers the latest Larkin catalog, selecting your products and premiums with mom, and sending off the order. The silent film directs your through the manufacturing process of multiple goods, right here in the one time manufacturing center of Larkin (the Larkin Center).

The Larkin Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8a to 6p. Private and group tours with their docents are available upon request.

Larkin Gallery

Mark your calendar for the next blood drive at the Larkin Center, Wednesday April 17th. 

March 7-8, 2019
701 Seneca Street Lobby

Tuesday, March 12th
701 Seneca Street Lobby

Wednesday, April 3rd
701 Seneca Street Lobby


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