JUNE | 2019
EVENT & CONFERENCE CENTER@LARKIN

The Larkin Center of Commerce features a series of event and conference spaces for your convenience. We are able to assist you with 1-on-1 meetings to large scale corporate events for over 400 guests. 

Updated AV capabilities include 75" mobile TV's, mobile and stationary projection screens, projectors, microphone/speaker, and Bluetooth conference phones. 

Reservations may be made through the  Tenant Portal or by contacting our office directly, 716.856.0810. Tenants and non-profits are welcome to ask about our discounted rates. Reservations over four hours in length are considered a day. 

The Larkin Lounge is located on the first floor with a historic view of the Larkin Gallery. 12 executive armchairs surround the large modular table, having the ability to split into six person meeting spaces.  An additional six club chairs and two coffee tables allow for a casual gathering as well. A 75" TV, conference phone and WiFi is available upon request. 
$70/hr | $300/day

The Larkin Idea Conference Room is our original second floor meeting space and features a built in projection screen and conference phone. The conference table seats eight with a total room capacity of 16. A projector, 75" TV and WiFi are available upon request.
$50/hr | $215/day

The  Founders Conference Center is our most versatile option; accommodating group training sessions, company parties and high profile press events. A kitchenette and bar are provided for your convenience. Built-in and mobile projections screens and projectors allow for views from all angles. Countless seating arrangements can accommodate up to 150, while mingling type events will serve upwards of 250 guests. WiFi coming soon!
$125/hr | $515/day

The  Event Center@Larkin has served events of over 400 guests. Tall ceilings, wide open space and city views will showcase your event. A mobile bar, exclusive restrooms and AV packages provided the necessities.
$150/hr | $640/day
TAPECON 100 YEAR CELEBRATION

On May 10, 2019, Tapecon held a celebration in honor of their 100 Year Anniversary. Employees, customers, vendors, and partners gathered at Hotel @ the Lafayette in downtown Buffalo, NY for an evening of fun!

The Davis Bulletin Machine display showed their history and how they began manufacturing sign changing machines. There was a virtual tour of Tapecon available for guests to click around and see the Tapecon factory. There was a display of Future Technology Trends showing how Tapecon can continue to adapt and evolve with emerging trends.

They played a video highlighting their past, present and future: 

Tapecon 100 Year Anniversary

Here's to 100 more!

 
LARKIN HISTORY FROM THE DESK OF SHARON OSGOOD
SUMMERTIME AT THE LARKIN SOAP COMPANY

It was spring, 1916. Buffalo began to crawl from under the pile of smoke and ash coated snow cocoons. Trees began to display light green-yellow lacey leaves.
 
Though the manufacture of about 900 products at the Larkin Soap Cp., (LSC) continued as enthusiastically as it had that winter, the footsteps of its over 4000 employees were lighter and their eyes emitted a glimmer of expectation of cheerier days arriving soon.
 
That spring had begun with sadness because of the death of a well-respected and well-liked employee, Edgar M. Birdsall, who had worked up till two weeks prior to his death at age 78. He had been an usher in the beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright designed Administration Building since it had first opened in 1907.
 
Birdsall's obituary, published on the first page of the June 15, 1916 issue of the Larkin employees newsletter, "Ourselves", included the following accolade:
 
"In the nine years of his employment here we have all learned to admire Mr. Birdsall's delightful character and personality, his bravery and cheerfulness, his dignity and his unfailing kindness and courtesy. His consideration for business men calling on buyers and others in the building, and the kindly way in which he greeted them, won him a host of friends in business circles in and out of Buffalo." Continue Reading.










































ARCHIVING HISTORY

Each month Sharon Osgood revives the history of the Larkin Company and associated connections. Alan Davis, member of the Tapecon leadership team and self-proclaimed historian has been truly enjoying the Larkin History articles. So much so, that he has reformatted the articles to include photos and provided us with an archived directory. A portion of this archive can now be seen on our website, and older articles may be requested by email.
WE WELCOME YOU TO SUPPORT 
THE LARKIN GALLERY

Solidify your name in history with the FLW designed 
Larkin Administration Building.


Donate to the Larkin Gallery by purchasing a commemorative 'brick' to be placed on the phantom pier, constructed by the Larkin Center of Commerce, commemorating the Larkin Administration Building. The cost of each brick is a $50 donation to the Larkin Gallery. Funds will provide for upkeep of existing items and allow for the acquisition of additional gallery items.

Thank you to our latest donors; John & Susan Gallo, Rich & Dawn Kalejta, Debra M. Kroening, and in memory of Marge Bechtel

Send donation forms to stempeny@larkincenter.com
SENECA STREET COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Seneca Street Community Development Corporation (SSCDC) partners with our neighbors in the Seneca Babcock community to provide a supportive environment to overcome educational, social and economic barriers. They provide opportunities for the entire community to acquire skills that build resiliency and self-reliance, enhancing the quality of life and potential for current and future generations in neighborhood.

The Larkin Center frequently hosts SSCDC board meetings, have featured youth residents in art shows and provided the opportunity for a Botanical Gardens field trip.


THE LARKIN GALLERY - BEHIND THE GLASS
FATHER'S DAY

A family business for sure; the photo below shows the four generations of Larkin men. 


With some many premiums to choose from, it was a perfect place to shop for the men of the family. Sprucing up their attire with a pair of cufflinks, generating father-son bonding with the Roller Bearing Coaster, allowing him to relax in a new chair with the Symphanola playing in the background. Or you could always put him to work with a can of varnish and turpentine.





















































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

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