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Entrepalooza Press Room

Entrepalooza '13 to Feature Executive Coach and Bestselling Author Susan Scott

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives, Leadership Buffalo, and University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni Association are teaming to present Entrepalooza '13 at the Lodge at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm. Event organizers have focused the day's programming on Entrepalooza '13's central theme of Leadership. More than 300 entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the Buffalo Niagara region are expected to attend the ninth annual full day program.

Entrepalooza '13 features keynote speaker Susan Scott, best-selling author and founder of Fierce, Inc. Known for her bold yet practical approach to leadership development, Susan Scott has been challenging people to say the things that can't be said for over two decades. Scott founded Fierce in 2001 after 13 years leading CEO think tanks, more than 10,000 hours of conversations with senior executives, and the belief that any single conversation can change an organization's trajectory. Scott's books include Fierce Conversations and Fierce Leadership.

Entrepalooza '13 also includes Expo & Experts, featuring subject matter experts presenting interactive roundtables on leadership topics and more than 50 locally-based organizations exhibiting in a tradeshow format. Applications to exhibit and present are currently available on

"Entrepalooza is all about bringing business leaders together to build their leadership skill sets and grow their organizations," said MJ Caliendo, chair of Entrepalooza and CEO of a local Vistage International Group. "Four great organizations - CELAA, BNSME, the Partnership and Leadership Buffalo - represent an all-star team that truly cares about growing business across our region."

Jeanne Hellert, executive director of Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives, commented, "We are so excited to bring Susan to Western New York for Entrepalooza '13. Susan's challenging approach to leadership development will inspire early career professionals, encourage entrepreneurs, and stimulate established executives alike."

Registration for Entrepalooza '13 is now open to the general public and available HERE


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