Pipitone to speak in incubator’s Arts & Business Luncheon series

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singer Alison Pipitone

Alison Pipitone

By Chuck Cornell

Award-winning songwriter and guitarist Alison Pipitone will share her story and offer a look at the business side of her career at a virtual event in the Arts and Business Luncheon Series at the Fredonia Technology Incubator on Thursday, Nov. 5, from noon to 1 p.m.

“The Arts and Business Luncheon Series offers a unique insight into the business side of the arts,” said Incubator Director Chuck Cornell. “I’m thrilled that Alison will share her story and field some audience questions. High quality and interactive programs such as this are a key part of what we do here at the incubator.”

The workshop is free and is open to the public and will take place remotely via Zoom. Participants must register for the event  Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite via email prior to the event. For more information, contact the incubator at (716) 680-6009 or email.

Ms. Pipitone, an adjunct instructor at SUNY Fredonia, is an award-winning songwriter, guitarist and band leader based in Buffalo. As a solo musician, and with The Alison Pipitone Band, she creates an original style of rock n’ roll. Pipitone was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2017, and in 2000 she started her own label, Slice Records.

Additionally, Pipitone hosts a podcast called The Great Unsung, which focuses on the joys and perils of being a working musician in the 21st century. She teaches courses for the School of Business and its Music Industry program, and the Department of English.

The incubator, an economic development program of SUNY Fredonia, works with external partners to promote economic growth by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. It provides administrative and business services, mentoring, networking, professional consulting, education opportunities such as workshops, and access to capital and work ready space.

For more information about the incubator visit the website at fredonia.edu/incubator, find them on Twitter @Tech_Incubator or on Instagram @fredtechincbtr Recordings of previous professional workshops are also available online.

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