New Short Highlights Buffalo's History of Innovation

by / Oct. 31, 2014 1pm EST

Last month Tonawanda’s ASi took home the $1 million prize in the 43North contest, with other local and international businesses also earning $500,000 and $250,000 awards to bring innovation and jobs to WNY.

During the winner’s announcement ceremony 43North, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Paget Films teamed up to present “Next Things Now: Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Buffalo”, a short film highlighting the Queen City’s impressive history of invention, design, and modernization. Watch:

Were you surprised to learn that things like air conditioning, American Express, and the world’s first movie theater debuted in Buffalo?

Pat Sandora-Nastyn is a writer and video producer. You can find Pat talking about pop culture and relationships with his husband, Billy, on their super creatively titled YouTube channel Billy & Pat.