Business Development Officer

Beverly Barry

Empower Federal Credit Union

Consulting existing and new select employee groups on the features and benefits of Empower Federal Credit Union membership, and the advantage their employees have in being members.

  • Manage relationships of existing select employee groups to help their employees learn the benefits of Empower and how to take advantage of all of the services provided.
  • Custom tailor a Credit Union Benefit Program that enhances and adds value to a company’s current employee benefit package, at no additional cost or effort to the company
  • Assist area businesses in establishing a direct deposit and payroll deduction system
  • Provide ongoing support services to member companies to ensure a high level of employee awareness, understanding and participation in the Credit Union’s Benefit Program
  • Serve as a dynamic ambassador to the community and constantly be involved to bring awareness of how Empower Federal Credit Union can support the community.

Beverly Barry
Business Development Officer

Beverly Barry

Direct: 800.462.5000 ext. 5464
Cell: 716.481.0651


Digital Media Production/ Marketing

Mike Bean

Bean Media Productions

Mike Bean is the owner and director of Bean Media Productions. Mike specializes in assisting his clients and partners in business in enhancing their organization’s presence visually through digital media tools. Mike produces high quality marketing and instructional videos to convey a direct, specific, concise message to your potential consumers and clients. Mike will guide you through the entire video production process and make sure he is producing a video that will both heighten your image visually and stand as piece of marketing that you can be proud of.

Bean Media Productions produces video for the web, television and DVD to assist your organization. No matter what your organization needs, in addition to video production Mike and Bean Media can assist in all your digital media, web design, graphic design, even print media. It’s said that a picture is worth on thousand words, at Bean Media Productions video is worth a billion!

Phone: 716.898.8074


Carpet/Floor Cleaning & Flood Restoration

Chris Cala

Super Clean WNY

We are a locally owned business, who has become the largest and most relied upon family owned Carpet and Flood Restoration company in WNY. We specialize in meeting customer needs for both business and/or home Carpet/Floor Deep Cleaning and Flood Restoration. We are a 24 hour 7 days a week immediate response for any carpet/floor cleaning, water damage restoration, water/flood removal with clean up and more.

Our company has a well established list of references and also are great examples of “growth through customer satisfaction“. Our company has a history in this industry over 20 years. Please feel free to call or invite myself out to your home or business for a no charge cleaning assessment, to make sure your place is as clean as it can be.

We are fully Insured and can handle any size of job you may have, from large construction clean ups or floods, down to residential needs. Super Clean would like to earn your business.

Thanks for your time, we look forward to meeting.

Christopher Cala
General Manager
Super Clean
3009 Walden Ave., Depew, NY 14043
Phone: 716.684.5391


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 
  • BizLinKT
  • 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

The Financial Guys

6631 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221

Office: 716-633-1515

Hotel Sales

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst

I love to sell the Hyatt Place Experience with our warm hospitality and modern accommodations makes us a perfect destination.  If you’re visiting for business or pleasure, our Amherst hotel near Buffalo offers a casual chic ambiance with a relaxing and efficient environment keeping you connected to what’s important. Welcome to a different place. Welcome home.

What you’ll Love:

  • Casual chic rooms: Relax in extra-large guest rooms with a 42” flat screen TV, plug in your device for live streaming, free wifi throughout the hotel, refrigerator, sectional couch that can be a double sized bed, coffee maker, iron, hair dryers.  Sleep well in the Hyatt Grand Bed
  • Flexible meeting space: Host meetings and events in up to 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 150 guests and All-Inclusive Meeting Packages.  We never bill gratuity or a service charge for the privilege of serving your guests.  I’ll help you look like a Budget Rock Star.
  • Free Transportation: Located in Amherst our hotel is only 5 minutes from Buffalo Niagara International Airport and offers a free airport shuttle service as well as free transportation within a 5 mile radius.
  • Near popular attractions: Watch the NFL’s Buffalo Bills play at New Era Field, the NHL Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center, minutes from 3 college campuses or marvel at the majesty of Niagara Falls, only 20 minutes away.
  • Reenergize and refresh: Work out in the 24-hour StayFit™ Gym, take a dip in the indoor salt-water pool and melt away stress in our Spa tub
  • Day and night dining: Enjoy the FREE Gallery Market breakfast or our 24 hour Menu with hot apps, flatbreads, and fresh grab ‘n go items and Starbucks® Café drinks available 24 hours.  Our Bar features local wines and beer, IPA’s and hand crafted cocktails


Shannon Clark (Farrell
Sales Manager

Phone: 716.322.0130


Paul Chisholm: Investment, Personal and Business Insurance

Investment, Personal and Business Insurance

Paul Chisholm

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

Phone: 716.253.3140


Marketing Services

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

Specialties: Marketing Communications, Direct Marketing, Direct Mail, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing Strategy, Copywriting, Digital Marketing

Marketing Tech of WNY

Eric Ensminger

Senior Account Director
Marketing Tech
2495 Main ST., Ste 220
Buffalo, NY 14214


Office: 716.332.4369 ext 105
Cell: 716.400.1088
Fax: 716.608.1450



Community Relations Coordinator at Elderwood At Amherst

Mike Ford

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.


Mike Ford
Community Relations Coordinator
Elderwood at Amherst
4459 Bailey Ave
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716.835.2543
Cell: 716.255.8030
Fax: 716.835-7633


Senior Manager of Superior IT Innovations, Inc.

Mike Hesley

Superior IT Innovations, Inc.

Subject matter expert with 15 years of IT industry experience, specializing in network engineering and server administration. As a senior manager of Superior IT Innovations, Inc., I’ve lead the course of IT outsourcing for 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.

** Speaking Engagements **

  • 2014 – HDI Service Desk Design and Metrics
  • 2013 – Amherst Chamber of Commerce “Technology Cost Savings for the at Home Office”

** Training Events **

  • 2013 – Amherst Chamber of Commerce “Microsoft Access Beginners Workshop”

Superior IT Innovations, Inc. 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.

Cloud Solutions – Harness the benefits of the cloud for your company with Superior’s flexible, cost-effective public cloud offerings.

Remote Solution Center – Superior can provide trained Tier 1, 2 or 3 remote solution center support for any supported business application. We can provide immediate response time, with round-the-clock support.

Onsite Technician Support – We can provide resources directly at your company’s location. These include trained Tier 1, 2 or 3 onsite support services for hardware, network, infrastructure and supported business applications.

Deployment Support – Superior’s trained specialists provide assistance with or manage office equipment upgrades and rollouts with a range of services including onsite setup and testing, imaging, validation and training.

Consulting – Our trained and expert strategists can provide Infrastructure, Network and IT consulting to your company. We will assess your company’s IT needs, and recommend a solution that will help you achieve cost savings, introduce new technology and help make your business more efficient.

Co-Location and Hosting Services – Superior delivers server co-location and virtual server hosting services to simplify your IT operations in our secure Williamsville data center.

Superior Group

Mike Hensley
Superior IT Innovations, Inc.
Phone: 716.630.2993


Mark Kostrzewski - Insurance Consulting

Mark Kostrzewski – Insurance Consulting

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

Phone: 716.855-1600


Bill Knoche: The No BS Sales Coach

Bill Knoche, the “No BS Sales Coach”

Bill Knoche

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.

Bill Knoche
Phone: 716.648.2625

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Merchant Account Services

Harbortouch of WNY

Duane Madyun is President of the Ansar Group and operator of Harbortouch of WNY a provider of Credit Card and Point of Sale Payment Solutions. Harbortouch offers small businesses a fantastic Payment Solution using the award winning Harbortouch Elite Point of Sale (POS) System.

This offer includes:
Free Elite Harbortouch Point of Sale (POS) System complete with a Monitor, Cash Drawer, Key Board, Mouse and Printer.

Whatever Credit Card Payment Solution you need can be found by contacting Harbortouch-WNY

Duane has been in the Credit Card Processing Industry for 24 years.

Duane Madyun
Harbortouch of WNY
Office: 716.884.2373
Fax: 716.884.2526
Toll Free: 877.367.2313


Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Development & Management

Robert Marcus

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:

  1. Real Estate Brokerage
  2. Development and Owner Representation
  3. 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.

Robert Marcus
CFO | Vice President | Associate Real Estate Broker

Colby Development

21 Dolphin Drive
Grand Island, NY 14072

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Portable Restroom, Shower Decontamination & Safety Trailers

Bill McCormick

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.

Bill McCormick

National Restroom Trailers, LLC
Vice President
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 &  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.

Vice President at Payroll Solutions & Service, Inc.

Payroll Solutions & Service, Inc.

Payroll Solutions & Services, Inc. aspires to bring the best customer service experience possible in the payroll service industry.

We are the most personalized payroll provider for small to medium sized businesses offering affordable, reliable and thorough services including a diversified suite of related solutions.

Payroll Solutions is family owned, was established in 1998 and has built a trustworthy reputation by maintaining the core beliefs of honesty, integrity and a commitment to personalized service. Customer retention and referrals are the foundation of our growth.

We have the experience and capabilities to serve all your payroll needs.

Payroll Solutions is ranked as one of the top payroll companies in WNY in 2015 by Business First Magazine !!!

What you can expect:


Our team prides itself on providing the best customer service in Western New York. We operate locally – answering all questions and resolving any issues from our offices in Depew, NY.


Our commitment is to utilize our decades of payroll experience and knowledge to help ease your payroll responsibilities, which can be a time consuming part of running a business or organization.


Our priority is to meet your specific payroll needs. We assist you in selecting the right services to bring your company the best possible results.


Larry Nowak
Vice President
Payroll Solutions & Services
Phone: 716.681.7282
Cell: 716.597.8314


Customized Telecommunications 


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.

Phone: 716.608.2059


Graphic Imaging Specialists

VSP Graphic Group

VSP Graphics Group Produce custom creative solutions for our clients with an award winning creative staff and 3M certified, industry accredited crew of technicians.

VSP Graphic Group

Josh Szary
30 Dyke Rd, Ste 4
Buffalo, NY 14224
Phone: 716-704-9521

Manufacturer’s Representative for Industrial Products

Larry Van Deusen

Mann Sales & Marketing

Mann Sales & Marketing

Mann Sales & Marketing, an Independent Manufacturers Representative Agency, was established in 2013 with the goal of providing superior Sales & Marketing Services to Premier Industry Leaders whose products are used in the industrial sector. We take great pride in providing over three decades of unparalleled industry expertise and for building strong, solid business relationships by working closely with our ISA & STAFDA distribution channels. Our success comes from our ability to use our knowledge of manufacturing processes to call directly at the end user level promoting our clients products and offering value added solutions.

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Larry Van Deusen
Independent Manufacturer’s Rep.
Phone: 716.574.3796


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