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After losing his job in the economic downtown of 2008, Bret Blakely’s career dramatically changed course – he moved home from NYC to cofound OnCore Golf with his dad, Keith, and friend/partner Steve Coulton. Their first ball, the hollow-core CALIBER, was designed by a local engineer who wanted to reduce his own side spin. Now in business for six years, the company offers a…

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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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NYC-based writer Arthur Bovino spent months eating (and drinking) his way around Buffalo as research for his upcoming books. The first — Buffalo Everything: A Guide to Eating in Nickel City — is out this June. What surprised you the most about the food scene here? How much I became obsessed with it! I was expecting great wings, weck and pizza, sure, but I didn’t expect t…

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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…