#OwningIt, Lynne Bona

Business: Mallare Enterprises, Inc. & Clean Sweep Industries of WNY, LLC (CSI) Founder: JoAnne Mallare (Mallare Enterprises, Inc.) & Michael, Jimmy, Jim, & Tom Mallare & Lynne Bona (CSI) Industry: Trucking/Transportation & Street and Parking Lot Sweeping   Lynne’s mother started the company in 1994 after raising 5 kids (4 boys and Lynne)....

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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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#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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