Bell Ringer
Rebecca Brady, on growing Top Seedz in Buffalo

Rebecca Brady, on growing Top Seedz in Buffalo

May 10, 2022

Rebecca Brady, founder of Top Seedz, joins our 100th episode of Bell Ringer to discuss the company's origin story, going through the 43North process, growth plans in Buffalo, workforce pipelines, and more. 

In celebration of our 100th episode of Bell Ringer, we want to thank every guest that has been so gracious with their time when joining the show and our listeners for tuning in to learn about all the amazing things happening in Buffalo Niagara.

Joe Rizzo &  Ken Kujawa, on electric infrastructure in Buffalo Niagara

Joe Rizzo & Ken Kujawa, on electric infrastructure in Buffalo Niagara

April 6, 2022

Joe Rizzo, of NYSEG, and Ken Kujawa, of National Grid, join Buffalo's Bell Ringer podcast to discus Western New York's strengths in electric infrastructure as it relates to economic development and business attraction. In this episode, we discuss Buffalo's utility reliability, affordability, and grant and incentive programs for companies expanding to Western New York.

Ingrid Curtis, on Rural Sourcing’s tech expansion to Buffalo

Ingrid Curtis, on Rural Sourcing’s tech expansion to Buffalo

March 9, 2022

Ingrid Curtis, President of Rural Sourcing, discusses the tech company's decision to expand to Buffalo due to its affordability, quality of life, talent, and more. Rural Sourcing started its project process with an internal AI tool to look at quantitative data, continued by leveraging a multitude of resources via Invest Buffalo Niagara, and eventually visited the region for a boots on the ground view of Western New York's resurgence.

"Having visited a few dozen mid-sized metros around the country, we have a feel for the economic development group, their connectivity with their locations and communities, and Invest Buffalo Niagara was Class A," said Curtis.

Sarah Tanbakuchi, on TechBuffalo

Sarah Tanbakuchi, on TechBuffalo

February 23, 2022

Sarah Tabakuchi, the new President & CEO of TechBuffalo, joins the Bell Ringer podcast to discuss her path into tech, her path to this new role, TechBuffalo's goals, and Buffalo Niagara's technology ecosystem as a whole. 

Tom Quinn, on WNY Impact Fund

Tom Quinn, on WNY Impact Fund

February 9, 2022

Tom Quinn takes listeners through the Western New York Impact Investment Fund, including its origin story, social impact goals, targeted impact areas, and portfolio.

Tom Wiley, on The Buffalo News

Tom Wiley, on The Buffalo News

January 26, 2022

Tom Wiley, the publisher of The Buffalo News, joins our podcast to discuss growing a newsroom, and his vantage point of the Buffalo resurgence.

Scott Stenclik, on workforce in Buffalo Niagara

Scott Stenclik, on workforce in Buffalo Niagara

January 12, 2022

Scott Stenclik joins our podcast to discuss the workforce in Buffalo Niagara, Aleron's work within talent acquisition, Buffalo's booming entreprenurial ecosystem, and the Stenclik foundation.

Russell Corigliano, on food processing in Buffalo Niagara

Russell Corigliano, on food processing in Buffalo Niagara

December 8, 2021

Russell Corigliano, co-owner of Rosina Food Products, joins Bell Ringer to discuss his company's growth, the importance of its workforce, leading through a pandemic, and the reasons other food and dairy processing companies should expand to Buffalo Niagara. 

Sonny Sonnenstein, on tech in Buffalo

Sonny Sonnenstein, on tech in Buffalo

November 11, 2021

Sonny Sonnenstein of M&T Bank joins to discuss Buffalo Niagara's booming tech ecosystem and innovation economy. He covers the case for why both talent and companies should be in Buffalo.

Dave Horesh, on Oxford Pennant

Dave Horesh, on Oxford Pennant

October 19, 2021

Dave Horesh, co-founder of Oxford Pennant, joins Bell Ringer to talk about the company's activities throughout the pandemic - including hanging a 40 foot pennant on Buffalo's tallest building, partnering with the Buffalo Bills for post-win celebrations, adding a 'Made in Buffalo' tag to their products, and more. 

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