Resolution J1684-2013

Honoring Tom Ulbrich upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2013 Small Business Advocate Award by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 2, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Tom  Ulbrich upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2013 Small Business Advocate of the Year
Award by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are enhanced by the concerned and dedicated efforts of  business  organ-
izations  and  individuals  that generously contribute to the welfare of
the community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Tom
Ulbrich upon the occasion of his designation as recipient  of  the  2013
Small  Business  Advocate  of  the  Year Award by the Amherst Chamber of
Commerce; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at  the  Chamber's
annual  Small  Business  Awards  Luncheon, to be held on Friday, May 17,
2013, at Samuel's Grande Manor in Buffalo, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Tom Ulbrich is the Executive Director at  the  University  at
Buffalo  School  of  Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership;
the Center was developed in 1987 to unlock human potential, create jobs,
inspire wealth and invigorate the greater Western New York  economy  and
community through entrepreneurial development; and
  WHEREAS,  Under the outstanding leadership of Tom Ulbrich, in 2011 the
University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for  Entrepreneurial
Leadership was recognized as one of the top 100 Small Business Influenc-
ers in North America; and
  WHEREAS,  Tom  Ulbrich  is  a  vocal advocate for small business and a
member of the NFIB New York State leadership team; and
  WHEREAS, Writing and speaking frequently on subjects related to entre-
preneurship and the importance of small business  to  the  economy,  Tom
Ulbrich  most recently presented a TED talk entitled, "Is There a Better
Way?", exploring the need to teach entrepreneurial  skills  to  students
from  an  early  age  in an effort to prepare them to succeed in today's
rapidly changing world; and
  WHEREAS, As a business owner and small business advocate, Tom  Ulbrich
has  a unique understanding of the importance of creating an environment
of opportunity for the small business community and strongly believes in
the entrepreneurial spirit that makes America great; he is committed  to
represent these ideals in his role at the University at Buffalo; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Tom Ulbrich; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  an  indi-
vidual  of  such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our atten-
tion, he should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of  this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Tom Ulbrich upon the occasion of his designation as  recipient  of
the  2013 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award by the Amherst Cham-
ber of Commerce; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Tom Ulbrich.

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