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For over two decades, Canterbury Woods has been one of the preeminent retirement communities in Western New York – and not just for its hefty cost. The subsidiary of Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates provides a full range of senior care from independent living to skilled nursing that is guaranteed to its residents at a fixed cost, even as they rise to higher levels…

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Bridget Bartolone had almost no idea where to begin when she started her new job. As chief executive officer of Person Centered Services, she was hired in December 2017 to lead the formation of a new care coordination organization that would help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Western New York and the Finger Lakes. Its mission was…

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In 22 years as a real estate agent, Nick Bailey has seen the changes in the brokerage industry from a host of different angles. He's been an agent, a broker-owner, a franchiser, and a technology executive who worked with real estate brokers. He's watched the business evolve, as technology and especially the internet has revolutionized how information is made available, …

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When it comes to pollution and environmental cleanups, Martin Doster has seen it all. Over the course of a 33-year career with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the former remediation engineer has observed some of the best and worst in corporate behavior. He's been involved with addressing some of the worst environmental disasters in the region – in…

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David Hart is getting excited. In just a few days, the owner and head of Hart Hotels will open the Buffalo-based hospitality firm's newest destination resort, just outside Jamestown on Chautauqua Lake. Located in the village of Celoron, on the eastern tip of the lake, the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel features 135 rooms, many with outdoor balconies and views of the lake. …

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It's been a busy few years for Jeffrey Panza, but he's not complaining. The burst of construction and development activity in recent years has drawn attention to Buffalo not only from investors, businesses, tourists and residents, but also from out-of-town contractors. That includes Panza's employer, LeChase Construction Services. Founded in 1944, the Rochester-based…

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Quentin Fogan loves to come home to Western New York. The son of two Niagara Falls educators, Fogan and his family now live in North Carolina, but whenever they visit here, they try to hang out at Canalside, catch a hockey game, or just spend time with friends around downtown Buffalo or the Elmwood Village. But Fogan, 36, sees more than just the activities that are h…

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For more than 25 years, Henry Cisneros has been one of the nation's leading figures in urban development and affordable housing. As secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for five years under former President Bill Clinton, Cisneros oversaw the federal government's efforts to address the needs of cities to create more housing opportunities, particul…

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Mark Klein knows he probably sounds nerdy to a lot of people. After all, he's a tax lawyer, and he loves it. Klein has been working for Buffalo's largest law firm, Hodgson Russ, for his entire 35-year career – all of it in the same practice area. He's considered one of the state's leading tax-law experts, and has written five books about state tax issues while also teac…

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Citigroup is a major local employer, with about 1,900 workers at its complex in Getzville. But without a branch network in the region, Citi is not as visible as some other banks serving the region. Anthony Vazquez would like to change that. Vazquez, the site head at Citi's facility in CrossPoint Business Park, wants to raise awareness of the company's presence throug…

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Late last year, Ram Ramanujam and his wife were preparing to visit Niagara Falls to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Just before they left for the trip, he learned his employer, General Motors, was transferring him here from Michigan. It wasn't just any assignment. Ramanujam was named the plant manager of GM's Town of Tonawanda engine plant, a vital piece of…