Supplemental Benefits Consultant
As a voluntary supplemental benefits consultant, I offer added benefits for employers at no direct cost to them. Most businesses are offering high deductible health plans due to the rising costs of healthcare. I consult with business owners and human resource professionals to help them control these rising costs and fill in gaps, providing financial relief to their employees. Most businesses in WNY could benefit from offering additional disability programs to their staff, as NYS Disability only provides a maximum of $170/week less taxes. Can your employees survive on this? If not, then let’s have a conversation.
716.204.4074 ext 13 Office
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Bean Media Productions
Mike Bean is the CEO and Founder of Bean Media Productions. Mike and Bean Media use the the most recent strategies to make sure their clients are being Seen and Heard. Mike and Bean Media can assist in all your digital media: video production, SEO / PPC, web design, and graphic design. It’s said that a picture is worth on thousand words, at Bean Media Productions video is worth a billion!
Wealth Management Attorney
The Financial Guys, LLC
- NYS Law License
- FINRA Series 7 General Securities Rep
- NASAA Series 66 Investment Advisor Rep.
- NYS Life, Accident & Health
- All New York Courts
- Federal Court – Western District
- US Bankruptcy Court
Thomas Cannavo brings a unique and comprehensive approach to his clients. As a Wealth Management Attorney for The Financial Guys, LLC in Williamsville, New York.
A lifelong Western New Yorker, Tom graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in 1986. He then attended Canisius College, earning his bachelor’s degree with All College Honors in 1990. Tom immediately pursued a law degree at The State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he completed the tax law program. In 1991 he studied European Community law and international business transactions at University College London Faculty of Laws in London, England. Tom graduated law school in 1993 and has been advising individuals, families and small businesses in a comprehensive manner for almost 25 years.
Tom believes that giving back is one of the best ways to help others. He makes sure to find the time to volunteer in his community. Tom has served as Vice President of the St. Joe’s Alumni Board. As well as spent several years on the school board at St. Mark’s School, including work on the school’s finance committee. He led a committee exploring the establishment of a pre-kindergarten program and was a lead negotiator representing the administration in negotiating a groundbreaking new contract with the teacher’s union.
Tom is active in community and business groups, including:
- the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce
- WNY Business Helping Business
- the Knights of Columbus
- Erie County and New York State Bar Associations
- Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Tom believes that athletics are an important element of character development. He has volunteered his time to coach a wide range of youth athletics including high school wrestling and cross country, as well as little league baseball at the house, travel and school levels.
The breadth of Tom’s professional background brings a wealth of experience to his clients. For two years he served in the position of Principal Law Clerk to the Supreme Court Judge overseeing the entire matrimonial and divorce court in Erie County, giving him unique experience in the areas of matrimonial law and financial matters relating to divorce.
After practicing law for 20 years he joined a large, global financial firm to add financial and retirement planning to his comprehensive client services. Wanting to provide a more personal and customized experience for his clients, Tom joined The Financial Guys, LLC. As a Wealth Management Attorney, providing advice and counsel to both individuals, families and small businesses in the areas of retirement planning, estate planning, pension planning and risk management.
In his free time Tom enjoys running, skiing, traveling, reading and spending time with his wife, Deanna, and their two young sons, Max and Michael. Tom resides in Buffalo, New York.
Thomas J. Cannavo, JD
6631 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Paul Chisholm: Personal and Business Insurance
Personal and Business Insurance
Insurance Associates Marketplace Agency
Insurance Associates Marketplace (my agency) provides insurance for Home, Auto and Business. Some insurance coverages provided are: Workers’ Compensation, Construction bonds, General Liability, Property, Professional errors and omissions, Boats, Motorcycle, Annuities, are just a few examples.
As an independent agency the value we bring to our clients is multiple company quotes. In addition, at our agency every renewal is re-marketed to keep you at the right price with the right coverage. Coverage before commission is our way of life.
Insurance Associates Marketplace Agency
3849 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14217
Senior Account Director at Marketing Tech of WNY
Summary: Success in this industry comes from meeting and exceeding individual client needs. Have you ever felt frustrated with a vendor or marketing partner who just didn’t seem to “get it?” I take a great deal of pride in ensuring I fully understand a client, their industry and their goals before jumping into any project. Whether you need help setting goals or reaching them (or both), I’ll work with you to make them happen. My clients enjoy working with me – I’m a nice guy, but it’s ultimately the results I deliver that keep my clients coming back time and again.
My background is versatile and my experience is extensive in sales and marketing. I bring a unique skill set to the table, and I put it to use every day helping clients at Marketing Technologies of WNY reach their goals. Consider me an extension of your team – I am committed to helping you get results. That approach has led to some incredible, lasting client partnerships. Let’s kick off our partnership – give me a call at 716.400.1088 or reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialties: Marketing Communications, Direct Marketing, Direct Mail, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing Strategy, Copywriting, Digital Marketing
Senior Account Director
2495 Main ST., Ste 220
Buffalo, NY 14214
Office: 716.332.4369 ext 105
Community Relations Coordinator at Elderwood At Amherst
Elderwood At Amherst
Elderwood provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, and Skilled Nursing care throughout Western new York, with facilities in Wheatfield, Amherst, Williamsville, Grand Island, Cheektowaga, Tonawanda, and Hamburg.
Elderwood offers Assisted Living Care in Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, Williamsville, West Seneca, and Hamburg for residents over the age of 65 who may require assistance with Activities of Daily Living (showering/bathing, dressing), med management, 12 special diets, housekeeping, laundry, meal management, outings, and in house activities. For those individuals who need more individualized care, Elderwood can offer the New York State’s Assisted Living Program (ALP) to provide specialized care for residents who medically qualify.
Elderwood also offers rehabilitation services for those who may need physical or occupational therapy due to a fall, sickness, general weakness, or surgery, along with complete skilled nursing care in Amherst, Williamsville, Grand island, Cheektowaga and Hamburg.
Community Relations Coordinator
Elderwood at Amherst
4459 Bailey Ave
Amherst, NY 14226
/Residential Real Estate
Rick’s Mission is to assist each client in a unique manner by providing world class service and education.
Rick’s goal is to ensure that each client fully understands the current real estate market as well as the process of buying and selling with their goal in mind.
Rick is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of his Buyers and Sellers. Community involvement is extremely important to him, which is evident in his work with several local organizations: Rick is a member of the Williamsville Rotary Club and serves as a member of the advisory board for the Salvation Army. He is also a member of the Public Affairs and Business Resource Councils for the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and is past president of the Amherst Toastmasters.
Rick has been featured in Buffalo’s Business First “Who’s Who in Real Estate” for the last seven of 8 consecutive years.
Rick provides the highest level of customer service throughout the process of the sale by using proven systems along with creative marketing techniques. He utilizes the latest technology to sell homes for the highest possible price in the least amount of time. Collaborative involvement in the home search process is extremely important for buyers, as is the experience, knowledge, negotiation skills, and guidance Rick provides them.
As a lifelong resident of Western New York, Rick can provide his clients with expertise whether they are buying or selling in Amherst, Clarence, Lancaster, Tonawanda’s or beyond!
Rick’s accomplishments include, but are not limited to:
- Becoming a member of the National Association of Realtors & Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors serving on Technology, Education, Contract and Forms Committee.
- Graduate of Realtors Institute (GRI) designation
- Associate Real Estate Broker
Since excellent communication is paramount, Rick is always available to answer your questions.
Associate Real Estate Broker
Credit Card Processing
The American Dream for many means owning their own business, however for merchants it can be a challenging endeavor as they spend attention on operational aspects of their business when they feel they should be focused on caring for the needs of their customers. I take time with each client to understand the nature of their business and customers. Through this process, I determine the programs that are best suited for my clients.
As a creator and connector, I find the right solutions for my clients to support their business.
Senior Manager of Lume Stratiges, Inc.
Subject matter expert with twenty years of IT industry experience, specializing in network engineering and server administration. As a senior IT manager, I’ve lead the course of IT outsourcing for Lume Strategies during its previous incarnation Superior IT Innovations, Inc., using my proven leadership, networking and organization skills. My successful history providing exceptional quality IT services to both internal employees and external clients throughout the country can be measured through my results-driven solutions.
A strategic thinker and relationship builder, I enjoy working with organizations and assisting them in utilizing their full technology investment.
Lume Strategies offers IT outsourcing with expert IT consultants and experienced technical staff. We offer a tailored approach, and have developed solutions that provide a seamlessly-integrated service delivery, while helping to steer your business into the future. We stay ahead of the curve when it comes to your technical systems, policies, and processes, which is why we offer consulting-based services to aid employees and customers in the understanding and maintenance of their technological systems.
Onsite Technician/Help Desk Support – We can provide resources directly at your company’s location for hardware, network, infrastructure and supported business applications. Whether reached via phone or web, our help desk handles queries over a wide-range of issues.
Deployment Support and Solution Center – Lume’s trained specialists assist with or manage office equipment upgrades and rollouts with a range of services. Whether upgrading business software, end user hardware refreshes, or adding RAM storage, our consultants customize your upgrade to help your software function with greatest efficiency.
Consulting – Lume offers Virtual Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer Services that, regardless of budget, work to maintain the health of your operating system and progress future IT goals, improving processes or providing security suggestions. A virtual CIO serves as an advisor, advancing an organization’s real-world business objectives through technical suggestions or budget modifications. Our virtual CISOs bring together your technologies, standards, and guidelines, as well as ensuring that policies such as compliance and risk assessments are stabilized and complete.
Data Back Up and Disaster Recovery- Lume services provide ransomware protection. Our recovery point and time objectives aid in backing up your data every hour throughout the day, providing your business less than an hour of data loss.
Mark Kostrzewski - Insurance Consulting
Mark’s firm specializes in providing life and health insurance consulting services. This includes conducting life and health insurance audits in both personal and business situations, to determine their adequacy, sustainability and enhance value when appropriate.
Additionally, Mark offers supplemental retirement planning strategies for successful individuals, using current generation accumulation insurance products to provide the client with maximum value and tax efficiencies.
Mark Kostrzewski, CLU, ChFC
MBK and Associates, Inc.
120 West Tupper St.
Buffalo, NY 14201
Katie Johnston - Restoration Services
Established in 1981, Rainbow International® offers home restoration, commercial restoration and carpet cleaning services through out WNY. Our restoration services cover fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, mold removal, smoke damage restoration, and more.
When disaster strikes you can rely on rapid and professional restoration service from Rainbow International. We are on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Rainbow International is fully certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The IICRC has served as the industry guardian for inspection, restoration and cleaning services for over 30 years.
Member of multiple community/business organizations:
- Buffalo Building Owners and Managers Association
- Amherst Chamber of Commerce
- Buffalo Claims Association
- Big I of WNY
- WNY Business Helping Business
- Business Network International
Rainbow International of Buffalo
My LinkedIn Profile
Bill Knoche: The No BS Sales Coach
Bill Knoche, the “No BS Sales Coach”
Sales Coach, Buffalo NY
Bill Knoche is no BS sales guy… He’s a contrarian. He likes the business of selling and he loves people. He learns the old-fashioned way, by trying new things, listening for what works, what opens people up and what shuts them down. There are a lot of things that salespeople have been told to say when using the phone that actually drives up buyer resistance.
Bill believes that the key to becoming a great sales person has far more to do with being a great listener than it has to do with being a great talker. Most sales people don’t spend a lot of time listening… and just because they aren’t talking doesn’t mean that they are listening. In most cases when a sales person isn’t talking, he’s not listening, he’s simply thinking about what he’s going to say when the buyer stops talking.
It’s important to understand that buyers must know beyond the question of a doubt that they have said what they need to say so you understand what they want to buy. When salespeople are poor listeners, people are not inclined to take action and buy.
Stand-Up Selling isn’t about talking more, it’s listening more and talking less, effective communication. Bill will help you understand that the real Selling is in silence… the space between the words and in the tonality and pace in which the words are delivered. Tonality is the guidance system that delivers the words to the target.
Web Site: www.lesstalkselling.com
Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Development & Management
COLBY Development, LLC
Robert Marcus is a principle at COLBY Development, LLC, is a multidiscipline, customer focused commercial real estate firm engaged in providing cost effective solutions to corporate America, local business and individuals throughout Western New York in the following disciplines:
- Real Estate Brokerage
- Development and Owner Representation
- Property Management
Our in-depth local market knowledge and credibility is provided by our team of real estate professionals who have solidified strong relationships throughout our market.
Whether it’s expanding your market, renovating or looking for a new facility, disposing of excess property, purchasing or managing your real estate investments, we offer real estate solutions that ensure our clients reach their objectives of space needs, pricing, process, and timing. Our services enable you to focus on your core business activities.
We support and celebrate a culture of working as a team with ethics, integrity, and resolve toward excellence.
Call or email us today to find out what COLBY Development, LLC can do for you.
CFO | Vice President | Associate Real Estate Broker
21 Dolphin Drive
Grand Island, NY 14072
Portable Restroom, Shower Decontamination & Safety Trailers
National Restroom Trailers, LLC
Diverse Product Line: Our products range in size from compact 8 foot bumper pull trailers up to 53 foot semi units. We have trailers across the continental US, Canada, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. You can choose from our large selection of standard layouts or we’ll custom build one to fit your needs. Our focus is to build a quality product at a competitive price. Keeping our overhead low and making sure our designs are solid and tested before going into production helps us achieve this goal.
Engineering and Design: In order to have a quality product it has to start out as a quality design. We employee two full time Mechanical Engineers who use the latest technologies in three-dimensional computerized drafting to insure every piece fits together as it should and allows us to see everything together before the first piece is built. This allows us to quickly build custom trailers for our customers without the typical down times from poor planning.
Production and Quality Control: We start with a solid steel frame from the floor to the roof to give us a rigid skeleton to build from The frame is painted with a high quality paint to fight corrosion and the undercarriage has triple layer protection to keep road water and moisture out of the trailer. The first layer is an extremely durable vapor barrier; we then use a composite sub floor and coat the bottom side with a black rubberized paint. Our waste tanks are of a high grade plastic which will last a lifetime without the concern of corrosion that a typical steel tank would have when exposed to highly corrosive urine and chemicals. The entire product is built with this commitment to quality and details to insure that our products and our reputation will last a long time.
National Restroom Trailers, LLC
Phone: 716.908.2519 or 1.877.727.3621 ext 101
Employee Benefit Consultant
Stahlka Agency, Inc.
Dan graduated Canisius College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Born and raised in Buffalo, he spent 5 years as an office manager coordinating insurance, payables & receivables, cash flow management, tax reporting & other accounting functions for a small family business.
His focus in health insurance started at Univera Healthcare in the government programs division working with prospective & enrolled members of Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus & Medicaid. A newly created role within the company that combined the technical aspect of claims processing and the personal concierge service toward brokers and priority accounts was created, and Dan was selected to fill that role. A year later, he joined the sales team as an account manager working with small businesses to administer their health & dental insurance benefits.
Dan joined the Stahlka Agency in 2013. Beyond simply choosing a health insurance plan, he is an expert in accessing benefits for:
- Individuals & Sole Proprietors – including identifying subsidies & tax credits via the NYS Marketplace & Healthcare.gov. Can qualify and enroll in plans for Medicare, Medicaid, NYS Essential Plan & Child Health Plus products.
- Small Business (2-99 employees) – qualifying groups for the Small Business Tax Credit, NYS Marketplace access, Healthy New York plans, as well as pairing coverage with Health Savings Accounts, Flex Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements (including Qualified Small Employer HRAs).
- Large Business (100+ employees) – works with a team approach to administer comprehensive packages with all benefit lines, as well as experience reporting, legislative updates, self-funding options, ERISA compliance and both employer & employee 1:1 education.
- Group Short & Long Term Disability Plans, NYS Statutory Disability, Group Life Insurance, Dental, Vision, Critical Illness, Accident Plans, and coming soon: Paid Family Leave.
Dan currently lives in Tonawanda, NY with his wife and two children.
Network Task Group
The Company roots date back to 1999, where managing partners, Duncan Smith and Chris Fallon both with extensive background of 25 plus years of engineering, formed a technology company that has always been at the forefront of new and innovated ways to deliver products and services to new and existing clients which include IP based Telephone Systems, Local-Long Distance and High Speed Internet Services, full time monitoring and Wide and Local Area Network services.
Al is Responsible for planning and directing all aspects of Network Task Group’s business development policies, objectives and initiatives including the management of all internal and external corporate marketing strategies, communications and public relations activities. Al initiates new business opportunities and contracts with new clients as well as maintains and builds relationships with his existing clients. Al has over 25 years of experience working in sales, marketing and business development and he has successfully helped hundred’s of business owners develop and build their company operations throughout New York State and beyond. Al is an experienced, seasoned professional with a solid reputation in both the private and commercial business sectors of the Telecommunication industry. He Manages and directs two Account Executives which also initiate new business opportunities and contract with new clients.
Protection Training & Implementing
Forseti Protection Group
We cannot plan for everything in life but we can increase our preparedness for it all. We at Forseti Protection Group strive to assist you in being prepared all of life’s unknowns. Our unprecedented and unique training classes will provide you with peace of mind knowing you can handle all of life’s uncertainties. Never fail to plan! We cannot control the outcome but we can control our performance leading to the outcome!
We are Forseti Protection Group, a Buffalo based emergency strategy and compliance consulting firm made up of former law enforcement officers who are passionate about keeping your company and its employees safe. We are experts in developing emergency response tactics that prevent loss of life and assets in workplace emergencies. We want to equip every company with strategies to keep their employees safe and educate Senior Management on how to implement safety protocol.
Our most valuable asset is our clients. We offer every organization a unique personal, hands on, professional experience. Let us educate you, so you can empower your company and keep your people and assets safe. Forseti Protection Group is excited to introduce you to the future of emergency response strategies, trainings and implementation.
Forseti Protection Group. Always Prepared.
Vice President, Forseti Protectition Group.
Graphic Imaging Specialists
VSP Graphic Group
VSP Graphic Group provides a multitude of different forms of signage designs for companies all over the United States. We are proud of what we do, and we think that the clients we’ve worked with are a testament to the quality of our design and product. Having worked with large and small organizations all over the US, we have established a reputation for providing creative solutions in various forms of signage, but we want to take a closer look at some of the interior custom signage we can provide.
Web Development and Maintenance for Small Business
After 40+ years in Sales, Product Management and Marketing, I have developed a strong understanding of small business’ marketing needs. Most purchases are now researched online, both for product knowledge and to find local outlets for thos products. Businesses with no online presence risk missing a significant number of potential customers, and therefore lose market share to those who do.
I can help small businesses create a website that will help prospects find them and see what makes them unique!
Larry Van Deusen
Web Design and Maintenance