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From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

From Engineer to Entrepreneur ...

 

By Lauren Kirchmyer

Quitting a steady job to become an entrepreneur is a scary change filled with uncertainty. The move comes with a lot of hope and hard work, but according to local entrepreneur Adam Kern, the change can be a rewarding one.

The Orchard Park native graduated from the University at Buffalo and worked as an engineer when he started designing his own T-shirts through a company he named My Buffalo Shirt.

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

An important milestone in the growth of Daemen College was marked Sept. 17 with the official opening of its new Academic and Wellness Center, a $5.6 million refurbishment project that provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for health-related academic programs and fitness and recreational space for the college community.

The opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the completely refurbished building at 4433 Main St., located across the street from Daemen’s main campus.

“This is an exciting time at Daemen as we augment our exceptional facilities with the completion of this ambitious renovation project, which is a major step in expanding the college’s campus footprint,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are excited to open the doors to this new building and to provide our students a world-class facility that exemplifies excellence on our campus.”

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

Western New York Land Conservancy to Host Inaugural Gala

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting its first annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Saturn Club. The Saturn Club was founded in 1885 and is housed in an elegant mansion in Buffalo on Delaware Avenue. There will be live gypsy jazz music by The Hot Club of Buffalo and the event will include an open bar with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert. 

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

 

The recent stock market “correction” had a lot of people checking their 401K statements and rethinking their short- and long-term investment plans. Yet one unique investment strategy — investing in real estate through a self-directed custodial IRA — continues to provide an outstanding return and, perhaps more importantly, peace of mind for cautious investors.

“Finding sound investment properties in the Western New York marketplace is quite possible with the correct planning and execution,” said Michael Olear, licensed broker with The Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate. “There are many great opportunities right now for smart investors to purchase real estate, build a stable retirement portfolio and amass wealth.

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-session Living with Diabetes Seminar

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-session Living with Diabetes Seminar

 

Rural Outreach Center Health Care Services is offering a free five-week seminar on Living with Diabetes: New Directions, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3. The seminar will take place at  730 Olean Road, East Aurora. 

These interactive seminars are set up for people with diabetes, caregivers and other interested individuals. Major topics in this Living with Diabetes seminar series will include the importance of exercise, medications, new and ongoing research, and the importance of proper nutrition for people dealing with diabetes. This series is open to the public and interested individuals are invited to attend as many sessions as possible. To register, please contact Ruthie at 220-4834 or Don at 652-8197.

Rural Outreach Center Provides Backpacks and School Supplies

Rural Outreach Center Provides Backpacks and School Supplies

 

In cooperation with the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora, the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) distributed 120 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children. Children were participants in other ROC activities or were identified by schools as needing assistance.

Backpacks and supplies were donated by a variety of community groups and individuals. Many were donated as part of WGRZ’s “2 Pack a Backpack” promotion.

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.