BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of
Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) has been
honored as one of the top 100 Small Business Influencers for 2011
by Small Business Trends.
The award, sponsored by BlackBerry, recognizes companies,
organizations and people who have made a significant impact on the
North American small business market.
Thomas Ulbrich, CEL executive director, accepted the award at
the official Awards Gala on Sept. 13 in New York City.
The CEL was recognized for promoting business growth through
leadership development and experiential learning, enhancing the
management abilities of business leaders and building new business
relationships through an expanded network of contacts.
"Our programs champion entrepreneurial gusto in the pursuit of
sustainable opportunities, long-term successes, financial
independence and genuine personal reward," Ulbrich says. "We are
extremely honored that the CEL's success has been recognized with
this prestigious honor."
Other notable 2011 Small Business Influencer honorees include
Microsoft, The New York Times, UPS, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
and the National Federation of Independent Business.
Nearly 900 CEL alumni employ more than 22,000 Western New
Yorkers, and their businesses are worth more than $2 billion to the
local economy. For more information, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu/cel or
contact the CEL at 716-885-5715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication for
small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact
with them. It has a monthly readership of more than 300,000 through
its main website and associated websites, as well as RSS and
Twitter feeds, and its content is syndicated to other websites and
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public
university, a flagship institution in the State University of New
York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's
more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through
more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree
programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of
the Association of American Universities.