Food-related businesses will be honored as the Small Business Division of the state's Empire State Development Corp. presents Western New York Small Business Showcase Awards at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 23 in the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway.
The state will honor the Broadway Market for helping entrepreneurs get a start in the food business. Also honored will be companies in food processing, food distributing, produce supplies, beverage production and wine production.
Following the awards, more than a dozen food companies and Broadway Market vendors will join to present "A Taste of Western New York," a sampling of regional foods.
The event is free and open to the public with advance registration. To register, call 856-8111.