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Member Spotlight

Every one of our members is unique and so are their stories. Each month the Member Spotlight takes a behind the scenes look of one of our members to showcase their story of who they are and what they do!

Checkout previous spotlights below!

Workforce Buffalo

This month’s feature is on Workforce Buffalo, a career services organization that connects qualified candidates with Erie County employers ready to hire. Workforce Buffalo matches employment-ready people with employers through a specific on-the-job training program that will benefit both employee and employer long term. Many of the trainees are hired following the training as full-time employees. Workforce Buffalo is consistently improving traditional workforce development methods to match the needs of the region they serve.


Previous Member Spotlights

September 2021 | Saratoga Eagle

Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service is a fourth-generation family-owned parent company that employs approximately 500 people state-wide between their three businesses. Founded in 1928, just after prohibition, the Vukelic family has gone from a beer distributor to one of the state’s largest beer distributors and Ready To Drink (RTD) beverages such as seltzers. The company operates out of a state of the art 150,000 square foot facility delivering 5,000,000+ cases annually. Find out more about Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service

April 2021 | Kennedy Valve

Since 1877, this New York State company has been manufacturing fire suppression water system products for both underground and above. Kennedy Valve fire hydrants are made in Elmira and used all over the US and the rest of the world. The 330 employees at the Elmira location make this one of parent company McWane Inc.’s largest factories in the US. Find out more about Kennedy Valve.

February 2021 | Confer Plastics

This family-owned manufacturer of swimming pool & spa accessories along with custom blow-molding has called Buffalo, NY home since 1973. Confer employs approximately 220 people that produce an average of 80,000 units per year. Currently production is at an all-time high due to the pandemic and the resulting economy of homeowners re-investing into the leisure aspects of their homes. Find out more about Confer Plastics.