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StudioHue Pallet Craft Event! (Only 30 spots!)

Join the AFWA for a Crafty and Fun Night, creating customized Art for your home!!

Sign Up Today (only 30 spots!)

Sign Up Today (only 30 spots!)

Create a large plank sign for your home (Size: Approximately 24" x 7"). Fits perfectly on your mantle, above a door frame, or on the wall with your family photos. Customize the background wash and paint colors to match your home!!

There are many designs to choose from, including 4 custom options!

Design Choices ($35): Select Design!

  • Buffalo Skyline
  • Buffalove
  • Home with Buffalo
  • Family
  • Gather
  • City of Good Neighbors
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Home with Heart
  • Runs on Tim Hortons
  • Top Shelf
  • Wings. Weck. Wins. Repeat.
  • French Connection
  • Circle the Wagons


Custom Designs ($40): Select Design!

  • Block Last Name with Established Year
  • Script Last Name with Established Year
  • Cursive First Names with Established Year
  • Favorite Date

NOTE: If you select a custom design, please include the name, date, etc in the Note section at checkout. 

Snacks and Drinks:

  • Guests are welcome to bring snacks and drinks (including beer, cider, and wine)!


May 29, 2019: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Location: StudioHue DIY pARTies & Worshops
50 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14203

FREE parking directly behind building.

Sign Up Today (only 30 spots!) Pre-registration is required - Confirmations will be delivered electronically to the email address provided at checkout. Be sure to save/print your email.

Fraud Update with Pat Fitzsimmons and Jessica Copeland!

June 26, 2019: 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM

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Hyatt Place
5020 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
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2019 Fraud Update

The 2019 Fraud Update will be presented by Pat Fitzsimmons and Jessica Copeland of Hodgson Russ.

JESSICA L. COPELAND: Partner, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Practice Co-Leader

Jessica effectively represents her clients in all aspects of business counsel and disputes, with a particular focus on data security, privacy and intellectual property. Jessica is also co-leader of the firm's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency practice.

Particular to her IP litigation experience, Jessica’s practice includes protecting patents and trademarks in federal and appellate courts and before the International Trade Commission for clients in industries such as medical and mechanical devices, computer software and hardware, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and e-commerce technologies. Jessica’s experience in appellate work includes argument before the Federal Circuit.

Jessica’s broad experience includes advising clients on data privacy compliance, incident response strategies, and breach notification requirements. She also has experience handling the transactional aspects of intellectual property, including drafting and negotiating licenses, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, preparing opinions, and conducting due diligence investigations.

Additionally, Jessica is a veteran litigator with extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience, in both state and federal court. Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Jessica practiced in the New York City office of a prominent intellectual property law firm, Morgan & Finnegan, LLP, Locke Lord, and she was a judicial intern for Judge Leonard D. Wexler in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


Patrick primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, business litigation, and False Claims Act matters. Prior to rejoining Hodgson Russ, Patrick was an assistant district attorney in the Erie County District Attorney’s Office where he gained extensive trial experience, both jury and non-jury, prosecuting a wide range of criminal matters. Patrick also has corporate and securities law experience, having worked in the corporate departments of both Hodgson Russ and Ropes & Gray LLP in its New York City office.


  • 7:45-8:15: Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:15-9:15: Presentation
  • 9:15-9:30: Questions & closing remarks



$20.00 AFWA Member / $25.00 AFWA Non-Member

Own Your Financial Future

September 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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Dopkins & Company, LLP 
200 International Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221
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Presented by Nicholle Overkamp, co-author of Money Bitch, a book about empowering women to make decisions and educate themselves to "own their future" and be savvy about money!  Her authentic, no BS, energetic approach makes a typically challenging subject, fun and exciting. 

This personalized, interactive event will educate you on:

  • What “Money Type” you are and how it may be holding you back from achieving your financial goals
  • What habits are congruent with each “Money Type”.
  • What you may be doing every day that could be impacting your financial success.


Nicholle Overkamp, MBA is the Founder and CEO of Wilcox Financial Group and PowHERhouse Money Coaching.  Their firm specializes in helping women business owners, executives and couples who are looking to achieve financial goals while living their ideal lifestyle. 

Wilcox Financial Group was founded to create an environment that’s mission driven to empower women to own their financial future. They have created a culture that's nonjudgmental, fun and unintimidating. They believe in talking in terms you understand and making the financial planning process enjoyable and achievable… as it should be! They feel strongly about guiding women towards their financial goals and feeling confident about their future, so much so that they wrote a book about it! Money Bitch: A no BS guide for smart women to own their financial future was released in 2019. 

Their goal is to shift your money mindset, increase confidence, relieve anxiety, and the burden of not knowing whether you’re on track to reach your goals.

The financial planning process is custom tailored to your needs. They hold you accountable and incorporate behavioral finance. You’ll learn your money type and become more self-aware of habits and behaviors that could be holding you back.

Nicholle holds a bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from Medaille College, achieved her retirement planning specialist designation from Wharton and her MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Phoenix. She holds her FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations, life insurance, health insurance licenses and NYS Partnership for Long Term Care.

She’s competitive and completely addicted to her client’s success. Nicholle has so much gratitude and appreciation for the clients that have entrusted her to guide them.


$5.00 AFWA Member / $10.00 AFWA Non-Member

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