A Conversation With Kathy

A Conversation With Kathy NAWBO Buffalo-Niagara members were delighted to spend almost 90 minutes with our own Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday, October 3rd. Speaking at a joint summit of NAWBO and Amherst Chamber of Commerce members, Ms. Hochul commented that although women have made many strides, there remains...

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Buffalo Niagara Goes National

A six-member contingent from our chapter went to Columbus, Ohio last week for the three-day National Women’s Business Conference. Included was a full day of leadership development where chapter president Lisa Coppola and past president Sabina Ramsey each facilitated a roundtable discussion for NAWBO members across the country. Small group...

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#OwningIt, Zandra Cunningham

Business: Zandra Founder: Zandra Cunningham Industry: Skin Care Products   Zandra Cunningham is a 16 year old entrepreneur. Zandra’s fascination with entrepreneurship began when she was 9 years old; inspired by a simple “no” from her dad. She joined the Kids Biz Small Business Development Center program at Buffalo State College just shy...

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Thank you for attending our September meeting!

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” ~Marie Curie We gathered, members and guests alike – 80 strong! – those who are veterans and others who were testing the waters. We connected, ate delicious food, shared authentically and...

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#OwningIt, Barbara Oliver

Business: Barbara Oliver Jewelry Founder: Barbara Oliver Industry: Jewelry   When Barbara opened her own jewelry shop in 2003, she realized a dream that began as a small girl growing up in Tonawanda. While her friends played with dolls and dressed up, Barbara immersed herself in gemological books and discovered a passion for...

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#OwningIt, Denise Gueli

Business: The Bonadio Group Partner: Denise Gueli Industry: Accounting   When Denise decided to pursue a career in accounting, she thought having a secure job was a fair trade-off for not having much personal interaction in her work life. She isn’t afraid to admit she was wrong. As a partner at The Bonadio...

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#OwningIt, Janna Willoughby-Lohr

Business: Papercraft Miracles Founder: Janna Willoughby-Lohr Industry: Stationery Store, Bookbinder, Wedding Store Janna Willoughby-Lohr is the owner and artist behind Papercraft Miracles, where she creates handmade books, stationery and paper creations for everyday use and special occasions. Janna studied bookbinding and paper arts at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. She has been...

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