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The Black Capital Network, a consulting company formed to support African-American businesses, will kick off a new event series at 5 p.m. today with a networking event at Liberty Hound restaurant, 1 Naval Cove.

Keynote speaker Thomas P. Dee, Erie Canal Harbor development president, will speak about Canalside and the revival of downtown Buffalo. Jennifer Parker, president of Black Capital Network and Jason Davidson, owner of Liberty Hound restaurant, will be in attendance. The cost of the event, which covers food and the presentation, is $20. Earlier reports erroneously said the event was free.

It’s the first event in an upcoming series of networking events put together by the Black Capital Network to give local business owners the opportunity to meet influential Buffalonians. For more information, visit http://blackcapitalnetwork.wordpress.com.