In Western New York
Business is booming in Western New York, and the WNY Business Leadership Forum (BLF) is here to help you navigate this brave new world. Founded in 2007, BLF brings together the leaders of local companies to discuss critical challenges and topics of relevance. Attendees to the complimentary forums gain invaluable insight from experienced thought leaders, opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback, and are connected to like-minded individuals for networking and relationship building.
Local business executives typically present case studies from their own companies while accounting, legal, insurance, technology, consulting and international trade professionals are on hand to answer questions regarding specific issues. Past topics over our decade of forums have included the entrepreneurial ecosystem, adapting to new technological advancements, how to build the perfect team and more.
The Forum is presented and sponsored through the collaborative efforts of FIFTEEN, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP, and Vanner Insurance Agency.
The BLF sponsors work with cooperation from Insyte Consulting, and the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara.
Zack Schneider Partner & CEO, FIFTEEN
Along with being one of Buffalo’s biggest business boosters, Zack Schneider has devoted his life's work to simultaneously elevating his clients’ brands while fostering a positive, fruitful environment for his employees. Zack's devotion to his company and city saw him receive Buffalo Business First's prestigious 40 Under 40 designation as he's broadened the definition of what an advertising and marketing agency could be. It took decades of professional agency experience and relationships with brands such as PBS, New Era, Estee Lauder and GE.
FIFTEEN is a Buffalo-based advertising and marketing firm with a full suite of in-house services. Local clients include Catholic Health, Upstate Niagara Cooperative and Rich Products. Having recently moved into a new 8,000 sq. ft. space in Buffalo’s historic Allentown neighborhood, the agency is expanding their production capabilities, creating live-action and animated short films with in-house VFX work and a new photography studio. Learn more at www.agency15.com.