Alumni Profile: Erica Bapst
Jul09

Alumni Profile: Erica Bapst

Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers. Erica Bapst is an artist, entrepreneur, and community member. She received an A.A.S. in Graphic Arts from Finger Lakes Community College in 1998 before committing to complete a B.F.A. in Metalsmithing from nearby Syracuse University in 2001. Ms. Bapst opened her boutique, Adorn, in...

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Governor Cuomo Announces Tax-Free NY to Spur Business & Investment (UPDATEx2)
May22

Governor Cuomo Announces Tax-Free NY to Spur Business & Investment (UPDATEx2)

Governor Cuomo announced today a new Tax Free New York program that will transform SUNY campuses into magnets for new business. The program replicates successes across New York at select SUNY campuses, such as UAlbany and CNSE, SUNYIT, and the University at Buffalo. It will create communities that foster growth by exempting businesses in and around SUNY campuses from income, sales, property, and business tax: Tax-Free NY will entice...

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Take a Risk. Start a Company. Launch a Social Enterprise.
Nov28

Take a Risk. Start a Company. Launch a Social Enterprise.

It takes hard work and guts to transform a great idea into a viable business or community organization, but University at Buffalo students are doing it every day with support from the university. Each of the entrepreneurs profiled below endured long hours and surprising obstacles to succeed. None regretted it.   Two childhood friends, Eric Reich, J.D. and MBA ’02, and Michael Weisman, MBA ’01, turned UB’s $25,000...

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New UB Undergraduate Academies Spotlight Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Sep20

New UB Undergraduate Academies Spotlight Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

UB students will have the chance to explore entrepreneurship and sustainability through two new Undergraduate Academies— living and learning communities that enable students with common interests to live together and share meaningful experiences throughout their college years. The two Undergraduate Academies bring the total number at UB to five. The other three, all launched since 2007, focus on civic engagement, global perspectives...

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New Program Empowers Abuse Survivors to Become Entrepreneurs

Susan Still, a Rochester women’s rights activist, still carries the physical and emotional scars from a 24-year-long abusive relationship with her husband. Her scars serve as a reminder of how far she’s come since that day in 2003 when she was repeatedly beaten and berated by her husband for nearly an hour in front of their 8-year-old son while their older son was forced to videotape the abuse. It would be the last physical attack she...

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