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Ulbrich named small business advocate of the year

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Release date
Apr-10-2013

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Kevin Manne
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tom Ulbrich, executive director of the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL), has been named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.

The distinction honors an individual whose contributions promote the continued prosperity of small businesses in the region – someone who goes above and beyond the call of his or her own professional duties to ensure the small business community thrives.

Ulbrich will accept the award at the 2013 Small Business Awards Luncheon and Showcase on May 17 at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Williamsville.

“At the CEL, we work every day to help create jobs and strengthen the Western New York economy,” said Ulbrich. “On behalf of my colleagues at the CEL and the School of Management, it’s an honor to be recognized by the Amherst Chamber and we remain committed to the support of local small businesses.”

Established in 1987, the CEL provides participants with individualized and interactive education in entrepreneurship. More than 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 mgt.buffalo.edu/cel or contact the CEL at 716-885-5715 or mgt-cel@buffalo.edu.

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 also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes 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 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.