Emerging Business Leaders

The Emerging Business Leaders consist of young professionals, under the age of 40, who convene to increase their network, expand their leadership skills and support local philanthropic causes.

Goals and Objectives

  • To provide forums for young professionals to interface and build their networks.
  • To access Leadership Training to assist them in growing professionally.
  • To interface with current regional leadership via the Matchmaker Program

EBL Leadership Program

As you advance down your career path, it’s imperative that you build your leadership strengths and learn new ways to achieve greater impact.

The EBL Leadership Program focuses on the key personal development skills needed to help young people become strong leaders within the business community and continue to advance our region.

The program consists of classroom training and networking opportunities. Training sessions are held the second Friday of the month at 8 a.m. at Chamber investor Dopkins & Company, LLP, 200 International Drive, Williamsville.

Course Topics:

  • Self-Awareness Profile
  • Generational Diversity Awareness
  • Office Culture/Synergy
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Personal Financial Planning and Management
  • Interview and Performance Reviews
  • Emotional Intelligience
  • Public Speaking with Confidence

 

The Chamber also recognizes that bonding with classmates is sometimes better suited outside the classroom, so there are several social events sprinkled throughout the program.

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EBL Leadership Scholarship

Bonefish Grill and Bryant & Stratton College are each offering a scholarship to cover the cost of the tuition for two individuals in the EBL Leadership Program.  If you’d like to be considered for the financial assistance, please apply below.

Emerging Business Leaders Board of Directors

Christopher Costanzo
Co-Chair
Pegula Sports and Entertainment

Joseph Spano
Co-Chair
Buffalo Office Interiors, Inc.

Jessica Andrews
National Fuel

A.J. Baynes
Chamber President/CEO

Shannon Callahan
Aleron

Olivia Dann
Amherst Chamber

Ashley Dietrick
Lawley Benefits Group

Laryssa Domagala
Independent Health

Matthew Freeman
Home2/Tru Hilton

Vanessa Gabriele
Bouvier Partnership, LLP

Ryan Gorman
Bank on Buffalo

Enie Kihl
SUNY Erie

Kimberly Herrington, MHA
Evergreen Health Services

Darren Kempner
NFTA

Stephanie King
Mount St. Mary Academy

Carolyn Leed
Law Offices of Carolyn E. Leed

Jim Lougen
M&T Bank

 

Andrea Moran
Gateway-Longview Foundation

Andrew Russo
ComDoc

Annika Samuels
National Fuel

Lynsey Zimdahl Weaver
Kevin Guest House

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