Message from the Chair

August, 2016

Brian Laible


On behalf of the Center for Entrepreneurship Alumni Association, I would like to welcome all of you to our 2016 CELAA Golf Tournament.  The mission of the CEL Alumni Association is to promote business growth through networking, mentoring and education, extending the CEL experience.  The proceeds from this golf tournament help the Alumni Association carry out our mission throughout the year. 

The CEL Alumni Association represents an assorted group of entrepreneurs throughout the Western New York Community.  These are the risk-takers, job-creators, idea-makers, and leaders that keep WNY moving forward each and every day!  I am proud to act as your Chairperson with one goal in mind - to make the Alumni Association the best it can be for all of you, so we can support each other and continue the positive entrepreneurial spirt and momentum for ourselves, our families, and our community. 

Thank You

I would like to personally thank all of our golfers, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers in making this event a great success!  I especially would like to acknowledge the great CEL office staff and our Golf Committee members, with a special thanks to the Golf Committee Chair and Co-Chairs, Jeff Reed, Teresa Tramposch, and Jan Owczarczak. 

Looking to Get Involved

The events of the Alumni Association are only as strong as the team putting them together!  The Alumni Association board is always looking for additional volunteers to serve on committees and help with upcoming events.  Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in becoming more involved, or have comments and ideas. 

Upcoming Events

We have a number of events throughout the year.  Please join us for the following upcoming events.

CEL Fall Happy Hour - September 20th

Family Business Workshop - September 28th

CEL Alumni Holiday Party - December 15th

Once again, thank you for being part of the 2016 CELAA Golf Tournament and for your ongoing support of the CEL Alumni Association. 


All the best,
Brian K. Laible
CEL Alumni Association Chair

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