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Lawley’s Shannon Sommer to be Honored at ‘Women Who Move the City’ Event

Lawley’s Shannon Sommer to be Honored  at ‘Women Who Move the City’ Event

Buffalo, N.Y. (April 18, 2016) – Lawley is pleased to announce Shannon Sommer, underwriter in the employee benefits branch, as a recipient of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County’s Women Who Move the City award. Shannon will be one of six women honored on Wednesday, April 20 at Buffalo RiverWorks.

 

West Seneca Farmers’ Market Announces Entertainment Schedule

West Seneca Farmers’ Market Announces Entertainment Schedule

Main Street Marketplace, the 16-week open air farmers’ market that returns for its third season on Thursday, May 12, has released its entertainment schedule for the 2016 season! Entertainment is scheduled from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

The market takes place Thursday evenings from 4 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. When the weather cooperates, it is held on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall. When the weather is less than cooperative, the market is moved into the parking lot in front of the West Seneca Ice Rink. Parking is plentiful, but walking and biking are encouraged! Feel free to bring a chair or blanket for your comfort while enjoying the local entertainment.

Following is the 2016 entertainment schedule:

Wellness Council of America Recognizes Lawley as a “Well Workplace”

Buffalo, N.Y. (April 14, 2016) – Lawley, a Top 100 independent insurance broker in the United States according to Business Insurance, was recently announced as a recipient of the Wellness Council of America’s (WELCOA) “Well Workplace” award. Lawley is one of nine companies in the U.S. to receive the award, which recognizes companies taking responsibility for maximizing the health and wellness of its employees.

 

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

Buffalo Unconference Powered by AT&T Turns Attendees in to Presenters

 

Free Self-organizing conference returns to provide for an opportunity for the collision of ideas and collaboration; hundreds of Western New Yorker to spend April 16th teaching each other new innovative skills

 

Q & A with Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles

Q & A with Janna Willoughby-Lohr of Papercraft Miracles

 

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to a multifaceted artist I have the pleasure of knowing personally and professionally, Janna Willoughby-Lohr. Instead of focusing on her numerous talents, I chose to focus on her main passion, paper.

Being both a supporter of her work, and a loyal customer, our conversation turned into a Q & A.  Janna can create whatever your heart desires. I own and have gifted several journals created by Janna and my son had his first art publication in her teacup book series.

Janna is unstoppable, dedicated, knows her work and continues to educate herself in all aspects of the art of paper. Look no further for paper, journal, bookbinding and photo album needs because Papercraft Miracles is beyond impeccable.

Below is our Q & A, along with links to where you can find Janna, her work and events she will be appearing and teaching:

 

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

Graphcon Launches Artisan Printing Company The Pickle Ship

The Pickle Ship, an artisan printing and stamping company specializing in high-quality letterpress printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, was launched today by Graphcon, Inc., an Orchard Park-based printing services company.

The Pickle Ship and Graphcon are owned and operated by brothers DJ and Matt Schutt.

“In this digital age where media is often produced at the push of a button, we are resurrecting the craftsmanship associated with printing,” said Matt Schutt. “Being a third-generation artisan print shop and having learned the business from our father, we respect the time-honored printing techniques handed down from generation to generation.” 

Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board of Directors Announce Michael J. Montante as 24th President

Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Board of Directors Announce Michael J. Montante as 24th President

Buffalo, N.Y. (March 21, 2016) – The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation announced the appointment of Michael J. Montante as President of its Board of Directors.

 

Montante, who serves as Vice President of Uniland Development Company, is the Foundation’s 24th president. An active member of the Western New York community, Montante is also a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership board, the Catholic Health Acute Care board, the Darwin Martin House board, the Canisius High School Board of Trustees, and serves on the Business Advisory Council for the Canisius College Richard J. Wehle School of Business.

 

“I’m honored to help lead the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation and maintain our organization’s role in supporting the ongoing resurgence of our region,” said Montante.

Additional appointments to the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation include: