Feb 21 2019 | BizLab-Clarkson Lunch

BizLab-Clarkson lunch featuring Jeff Buell

February 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
New York BizLab
251 State St.
NY 12305
Rick D'Errico
BizLab-Clarkson lunch featuring Jeff Buell @ New York BizLab

Mover and shaker Jeff Buell is the next speaker at the CAN’T MISS BizLab-Clarkson Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Buell is principal at Redburn Development and is involved in some of the most high-profile developments in New York’s Capital Region. Most recently, Redburn announced plans to invest $78 million to transform seven properties in downtown Albany, a project that got the eye of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

On a personal note, Buell started a campaign in the past two years to give $100 away every day for year to random strangers and write about what happened next. This was to honor his sister Laurie Bereza, who died in 2016.

Tickets to hear Buell speak are $10 for the general public. Attendees will have time to network, eat a great lunch and hear an amazing speaker and be out the door in an hour!

Free parking is available in back of the BizLab, on either side of Liberty Street, and metered parking in front on State Street. Enter via the doors to the right.

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Buell joins a list of presenters who make up a Who’s Who of New York’s Capital Region business leaders, including CEOs of the region’s fastest growing companies, the CEO behind of one of the biggest deals in recent memory, and on and on it goes.

Most recently, Sinclair Schuller, who led Apprenda and has started a new company, Nuvalence, spoke to a sold out crowd on Jan. 10, 2019 about his “second act.” He also shared some lessons learned from his experience leading Apprenda.

In November, Jason Jahnel, the co-founder and COO of software company Jahnel Group, was our featured speaker. Jahnel leads one of the fastest growing companies in New York’s Capital Region and spoke about how his company’s culture is a competitive advantage. It’s working. In fact, the company just outgrew its space and recently moved a division into the New York BizLab so they wouldn’t have to slow down their hiring.

Tyler Wrightson spoke about “his career path as owner of three businesses — Stacks, cybersecurity company Leet Cyber Security and the coworking space CoLab” and how he sees mistakes as learning opportunities.

In September, Michael Saccocio, Executive Director of the City Mission in Schenectady, spoke to a full house on how to tap people from all walks of life and play to their strengths.

Serial entrepreneur Craig Skevington in July challenged attendees not to be so careful planning that they miss opportunities.

June’s speaker, Mitch Hara, then CEO of Beekman 1802, talked about how he was “building a national brand into a competitive business.” Hara is now an adviser to BizLab company KIRSH Helmets.

In May, Paul Potratz, who heads Potratz Advertising, spoke about the value of social media and managing your brand.

Lisa Avila, CEO of Kitware, talked about Kitware’s growth and Lisa’s gutsy move to leave a secure job at GE by clicking here: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/04/26/ceo-recounts-20-years-of-growth-for-kitware.

In March, we had Frank Poore, CEO of CommerceHub, which was just acquired for $1.1 billion. You can read how Frank grew the company by clicking here: https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/03/15/commercehub-co-founder-recalls-key-steps-to-success

CEO Nicole Snow in Jaunary 2018 told us how Darn Good Yarn was doing “pretty darn good.”

That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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We hope you can make it!

Rick D’Errico

BizLab Managing Director