Success Stories

A1 Express, Inc. - Buffalo, NY

Friday, November 15, 2019
A1 Express, Inc. - Buffalo, NY

In 2013, Tommy Summage noticed a need for medical transportation in Buffalo and used his ambition and drive to start a business that accomplished exactly that. His business, A1 Express Inc., now provides transportation for Medicaid-covered patients to doctor’s appointments throughout the Western NY area. Tommy didn’t always know he wanted to start his own business, but he was fascinated with entrepreneurship. As it is to many, the idea of being his own boss was appealing, but it was [...]

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Verdigree Collective - Ithaca, NY

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Verdigree Collective - Ithaca, NY

Julie Kitson is no stranger to building walls – or breaking them down. Through her business Verdigree Collective, one of the only female-owned and operated commercial construction companies in Ithaca, NY, Julie is committed to diversifying the construction industry by opening new doors for women and minorities in the trades. Here’s a look at how Julie, an award-winning contactor, made a name for herself in the construction field. Finding her passion and taking the leap Growing up [...]

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M&M 24 Hour Daycare – South Bronx, NY

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
M&M 24 Hour Daycare – South Bronx, NY

“Life doesn’t always go according to plan, but with perseverance and hard work these setbacks can lead to new opportunities,” says Milagros “Millie” Carbajal, who at eight months pregnant was laid off from her job at a hotel where she’d worked for almost a decade. In 2010, while searching for a new job in the hospitality industry and childcare for her two children, Millie discovered that there were no daycares in the South Bronx that could accommodate late [...]

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Glenn Read Enterprises, LLC - Schenectady, NY

As a veteran and an entrepreneur, Glenn Read is not one to give up when facing a challenge. Whether he’s serving our country or running his full-service printing, mailing and marketing business, Glenn’s philosophy for dealing with adversity is simple, “always find a way to yes.” After serving 23 years in the US Army, Army Reserve and New York Army National Guard, Glenn took a leap of faith and launched his business Glenn Read Enterprises in 2017. Like many [...]

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Rightly Marketing - Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Rightly Marketing - Buffalo, NY

In the heart of Buffalo’s burgeoning startup scene, you’ll find Rightly Marketing - a growth marketing agency and HubSpot partner, with a proven track record for driving traffic, increasing leads and helping businesses grow. Fueled by his passion for working with startups and his desire to build his own business, Chris Keller launched Rightly Marketing in 2016. Today, his business provides growth marketing services to a diverse client list, including IncFile, Revenued and [...]

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