Participants in this year’s HobNob & CEO Silent Auction will have a chance to bid on meetings and advice from 10 of the area’s business leaders, as part of an annual fundraising event for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

The annual auction, the premier event held by the Partnership each year that makes CEOs available to the general public, will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Delaware Park’s Marcy Casino at 199 Lincoln Parkway. Attendance is capped at 300.

Participating CEOs up for auction include Paul A. Buckley, president of Applied Sciences Group; Jonathan A. Dandes, president of Rich Baseball Operations; Scott Fisher, senior vice president of retail at First Niagara Financial Group; Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara; Gail Grimmett, senior vice president of Delta Air Lines; Trace R. George, CEO of VSP Marketing Graphic Group; Maureen Link, regional vice president of Time Warner Cable Business Class; Benjamin Rand, president of Insyte Consulting; D’Youville College President Sister Denise A. Roche; Dr. Donald L. Trump, president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute; and Art G. Wingerter, president of Univera Healthcare.

“I am happy to lend my support for this event which raises funds for the work of the Partnership,” Gallagher-Cohen said. “The Partnership’s mission to build Buffalo Niagara’s economy aligns with my passion to grow our community, and it’s an easy way to lend support.”

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