11 entrepreneurs graduate from CEL Advanced Core program

Release Date: June 16, 2016 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Eleven business leaders are ready to drive their companies forward after completing the Advanced Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

The Advanced Core program guides participants as they execute the plans they previously developed in the CEL Core program. Advanced Core provides an intimate and challenging environment in which classmates act as a personal advisory board for their fellow entrepreneurs, helping each other’s businesses succeed.

This year’s Advanced Core class was honored at a joint graduation for five CEL programs on June 1 at UB’s Center for the Arts.

The graduates are:

  • Michael Blumenson, Digital Surveillance Solutions Inc.
  • James Casey, Comet Flasher Inc.
  • Dmitry Dedovets, Dalex Construction Inc.
  • Mary Anne Furlani, Hearing and Speech of WNY
  • Susanne Kelley, Sienna Environmental Technologies
  • Konstantinos Kentros, The Barrel
  • Timothy Kirst, Kirst Construction Inc.
  • Joy Kuebler, Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect PC
  • Joseph Lyons, Joe’s Deli
  • Alan Pawlowski, NextPoint LLC
  • Jeffry Wach, EGW Associates Inc.

Established in 1987, the CEL provides participants with individualized and interactive education in entrepreneurship. More than 1,300 CEL alumni employ more than 22,000 Western New Yorkers, and their businesses are worth more than $2 billion to the local economy. For more information, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/cel.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

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