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IT’S WHO YOU KNOW. I N T RO D U C I N G B U F FA LO S P R E E’S FAC E S O F W N Y

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FIND THE FACE OF: Aesthetic Surgery and Cosmetic/Implant Dentistry.......152 America’s Oldest Toy Store............................................... 181 A Buffalo Booster................................................................166 Buffalo’s Largest Beer Selection.......................................158 Clarence Real Estate..........................................................153 Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.............................162 Dance...................................................................................169 Dermatology.......................................................................155 Digestive Health................................................................. 178 Discerning Investing.......................................................... 172 Distilling.............................................................................. 173

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Electronics Recycling.........................................................165 Experts in Home Financing...............................................164 Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.........................................168 Gaming & Entertainment..................................................156 A Healthy Smile.................................................................184 Hospitality........................................................................... 175 Independent Girls’ Education...........................................160 Kitchen and Bath Design in WNY ...................................190 Lasallian Education............................................................ 191 Listed, Sold, Celebrate....................................................... 174 Matrimonial Law................................................................186


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Men’s Grooming.................................................................187 A National Storage Company Born in Buffalo................180 Natural Bath and Body......................................................167 New Beginnings.................................................................159 The Original Embraceling Bracelet..................................188 Orthodontics.......................................................................182 Pampered Pets.................................................................... 177 Pasta.................................................................................... 176 Pre-K - 12 Independent Education.................................. 170 Private Independent Education........................................154 Professional Skincare........................................................163

Public Relations..................................................................185 Publishing.................................................................. 192-193 Real Estate.......................................................................... 161 Residential Foreclosure Defense...................................... 179 Residential Real Estate.....................................................157 Retirement Living............................................................... 151 Rheumatology..................................................................... 171 Weight Loss........................................................................189 WNY Plastic Surgery..........................................................183 Your Financial Future.........................................................150

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YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE

WINTHROP FINANCIAL Money in motion. The term is used to describe money that is in transition—money that is seeking a purpose from one generation to the next. It is important to build a solid base on which to travel from one intersection to another, so that every family member reaches their goals and fulfills their aspirations. We understand the challenges and opportunities within the family dynamic. Let’s talk about money and wealth in terms of what it is becoming in your life, how is it affecting you, and how it is affecting your family. Let’s build the road to the future together. 111 Genesee St., Suite 300, Buffalo, 14203; 716-566-6540 or winthropfinancialwny.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo

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RETIREMENT LIVING

FOX RUN AT ORCHARD PARK When you Embrace Life at Fox Run, you live the life you want. As the premier continuing care retirement community in the Southtowns, you can dine in the Oak Room with friends, have a cocktail in The Fox’s Den, swim laps in our worldclass indoor pool, or cozy up with a good book in our library. Best of all, you are surrounded by community members who share your passion for living life, the way you decide to live it. Fox Run at Orchard Park, One Fox Run Lane, Orchard Park, 14127 716-662-5001 or foxrunorchardpark.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo www.buffalospree.com

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AESTHETIC SURGERY AND COSMETIC/IMPLANT DENTISTRY

This premier center of excellence for plastic surgery, advanced medical skincare, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry has been providing exceptional service to the Western New York community for decades. Dr. Todd E. Shatkin performs all aspects of general, cosmetic, and mini-implant dentistry, and Dr. Samuel Shatkin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery. Both are recipients of the prestigious 5 Star Diamond award. Aesthetic Associates Centre, 2500 Kensington Ave., Amherst, 14226; 716-839-1700 or GR8LOOK.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo

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CLARENCE REAL ESTATE

Twenty-nine years ago, Carol A. Esposito and her husband moved to Clarence and raised their five children there. Today, Carol is ranked in the top one percent of realtors in Western New York and has been named Realtor of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Carol is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated real estate professionals in the area. Her deep ties to the community she loves and her keen understanding of the area uniquely qualify her to meet her clients’ needs. Carol provides expert guidance—whether you are selling your home or buying the home of your dreams. Nothnagle Realtors, 5462 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, 14221; 716-864-0478 or nothnagle.com/carolesposito Photo by kc kratt www.buffalospree.com

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PRIVATE INDEPENDENT EDUCATION

For 125 years, Nichols School has been a leader in Western New York education. Nichols alumni have played a vital role in Buffalo for decades, and are leaders in health care, education, arts, sports, and many other fields. Students in grades five through twelve benefit from a world-class faculty and an average class size of just fourteen. Nichols students are ready to excel in college and beyond. Learn more at nicholsschool.org or call 716-332-6325 to schedule a tour. Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo, 14216

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DERMATOLOGY

Niagara Dermatology’s services for adults, children, and teenagers make its practice a comprehensive skin care center. Many dermatologists treat only certain skin conditions, but Niagara Dermatology offers the full spectrum of diagnostics and treatment, from Mohs surgery, the most advanced form of skin cancer treatment, to cosmetic procedures, such as laser hair removal and Botox for wrinkles. Whether you have an infant with eczema, teenagers with acne, or brown spots at any age, the skin specialists at Niagara Dermatology can help. Specialists always perform a full skin cancer screening on all new patients. Niagara Dermatology will help you not only look your best, but make your skin feel its best. Anne Ramsdell, MD and Craig Miller, MD, 5320 Military Road, Lewiston, 14092; 716-205-8324 or niagaradermatology.com Photo by SH Portraits www.buffalospree.com

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GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT

Batavia Downs Gaming is a premier entertainment destination, featuring over 800 of the hottest games! Come check out the recently opened (at $8 million) Batavia Downs Hotel as well as our Made in America store. Batavia Downs has over 15,000 square feet of event space—perfect for weddings, meetings and trade shows—as well as a high-limit area and restaurants. Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas’ sports bar, 34 Rush, features huge HDTVs and a stage for weekend live entertainment. With daily promotions and weekend cash drawings, Batavia Downs offers nonstop excitement. Our board of directors & staff invite you to take the short drive and see for yourself! 8315 Park Rd., Batavia, 14020; 585-343-3750 or bataviadownsgaming.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo

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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Alan Ryer and Joshua Assad lead the way in Western New York. No matter what your location, choose the realtors willing to go the extra mile to help you achieve your dreams. With over 1800 homes sold, Al and Josh set themselves apart with their extensive knowledge, experience, and long list of satisfied customers. Why not let them take the reins for you? Alan Ryer, Lic. R.E. Assoc. Broker; 716-864-9999 or alryer.com Joshua Assad, Lic. R.E. Assoc. Broker; 716–570-5401 or joshassad.com 2410 N. Forest Rd. #102, Amherst, 14068

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BUFFALO’S LARGEST BEER SELECTION

THE LENOX GRILL The beer selection will bring you in; the great food will keep you coming back. Boasting a selection of more than 500 varieties of bottled beer, the Lenox Grill features a diverse cuisine and an extensive drink menu in the casual environment of the historic Lenox Hotel. The knowledgeable staff helps patrons make the perfect drink decision. Come for date night specials, prime rib dinners, or Euchre nights. Open 365 days a year! 140 North St., Buffalo, 14201; 716-884-1700 or lenoxgrill.com

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NEW BEGINNINGS

Asbury Pointe, an affiliate of Beechwood Continuing Care, offers “a lifestyle for a new beginning” and is described by many as a cruise ship that never leaves the dock. With only 110 luxury apartments—all with balcony or patios—residents experience an immediate sense of neighborhood and warmth. The residents enjoy personalized service and amenities such as a five-star dining experience, heated underground parking (a must in Western New York) and, most important, an opportunity to meet new friends and celebrate life. Cheers and happy holidays from Asbury Pointe! 50 Stahl Rd., Getzville, 14068; 716-810-7500 or beechwoodcare.org/asbury.html Photo by Dan Cappellazzo www.buffalospree.com

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INDEPENDENT GIRLS’ EDUCATION

Buffalo Seminary is an independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls. Our oldest tradition is forward thinking. Since 1851, SEM has created a culture of achievement, scholarship, and leadership. Nondenominational, SEM believes in standards but not standardization. Learn more about living and learning on our cozy campus - contact Director of Admission Laura Munson ‘79. 205 Bidwell Pkwy., Buffalo, 14222; 716-885-6780 or email admission@buffaloseminary.org Seniors, l–r: School Government Association President Emily Broxup, Senior Class President Emily Marie Jimenez, Hornet/Jacket Board Chair Grace Gallagher, Community Service Board Chair Olivia Miller, Residential House Prefects Emma Brentjens and Yao (Lisa) Xiao.

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REAL ESTATE

MJ PETERSON/SUSAN LENAHAN Experience, passion, and commitment. This is what Susie, Katie, and Joe of MJ Peterson give you every day. We provide the very best in customer service, combined with superior results from a team that truly understands today’s real estate market. We serve all of Western New York with a combined experience of over fifty years. Simply, the best of the best. 431 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, 14202; 716-864-6757 or susanlenahan.com

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COSMETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Buffalo Niagara Plastic Surgery has been a leading authority in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery for more than thirty years. Led by renowned surgeons Dr. Robert J. Perry and Dr. Danielle Dauria, the practice is rooted in the belief that plastic surgery is meticulous, custom work that demands attention to detail. Dr. Perry and Dr. Dauria received their training from some of the finest plastic surgery educators in the world and continue to find new ways of solving the most complex challenges in surgery. 6932 Williams Rd., Niagara Falls, 14304 716-297-7040 or Buffaloniagaraplasticsurgery.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo

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PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE

Spa Niagara is a center of transformation and revitalization, providing the highest quality of professional skin care for those seeking renewal. For nearly fifteen years, Spa Niagara has served as one of the region’s leading medical spas, offering a specialized catalogue of skin care services. Focusing on your personal goals, a comprehensive evaluation plan of care will be designed specifically for you. Working together with you, we are certain that we can meet and exceed your expectations. 6932 Williams Rd., Niagara Falls, 14304; 716-205-0039 or spaniagarausa.com

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EXPERTS IN HOME FINANCING

PREMIUM MORTGAGE CORP. Buying a home may be the largest investment you’ll ever make, and that can be a scary thing. Imagine being able to meet your loan originator or processor face-to-face and have your mortgage questions answered on the spot. Excellent customer service and unparalleled industry knowledge are standard operating procedure at Premium Mortgage. While other mortgage banks, both large and small, have exited the local market, Premium Mortgage has thrived in Upstate NY and is proud to have two offices serving the Buffalo Niagara region. Find Premium on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram PremiumMortgage.com, 2150 Wehrle Dr., Suite 200, Amherst, NY 14221; 716-633-0501, Licensed Mortgage Banker NYSDFS, Equal Housing Lender, NMLS#92181 Photo by kc kratt

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

SUNNKING Sunnking’s move into a new, state-of-the-art facility will propel the company on a path of continued growth and help secure its place as a dominant player in New York State electronics recycling. By heavily investing in new equipment, they will produce cleaner streams of material, increasing recovery rate and processing speed. As a company on the forefront of the industry since its early stages of development more than fifteen years ago, this expansion will keep Sunnking on the cutting edge. 1800 Broadway St., Suite 4A, Buffalo; 685-4577 or sunnking.com Photo By Kate Melton Photography www.buffalospree.com

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A BUFFALO BOOSTER

Buffalo, how do I love thee? Hell, I can’t count the ways! In my eighty-third year, I find myself looking back more these days. My memories are of a vibrant city and vibrant people. My look back is full of gratitude, appreciation, and respect. My gratitude is for the support shown to me by Buffalo and its amazing hard working people. My appreciation is for all the friends and customers through the years; their loyalty defines this city. My respect is for every citizen, who, like me, knows what we have here and wouldn’t trade it for the world! Russell’s Steaks Chops and More, 6675 Transit Rd., Williamsville, 14221; 716-636-4900 or salvatoresgrand.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo

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NATURAL BATH AND BODY

RENEW BATH & BODY Located in the heart of the Elmwood Village, renew carries twenty-two all-natural skincare, bath/body, beard care, and men’s shaving lines. Come in and ask our skin enthusiasts to assist you with all your skincare and bath/body needs. Voted the “Best Place to Buy a Gift” in WNY, renew has corporate, employee, and client gifting plans to make sure you come out smelling like a rose. Shop online, or come see us at the store. Life is short. Smell good. 927 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, 14222; 716-881-0177 or renewbathandbody.com

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FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

DR. DOUGLAS R. HAMILL, DDS Douglas Hamill has been in practice for over twenty-five years, providing all phases of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Hamill attended Nichols School and the University at Buffalo School of Dentistry. He began practicing in Syracuse, where he also taught dental residents. Dr. Hamill has an “A” rating with both the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List, and his office accepts most dental insurances. Douglas R. Hamill, DDS, 31 Maple Rd., Williamsville, 14221; 716-635-9657 or amherst-dentist.com

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DANCE

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF BALLET In September, 1964, Maris Battaglia returned to Western New York and founded the American Academy of Ballet. Fifty-two years later, over 160 of her students have gone on to dance in ballet companies all around the US, Canada, and Europe, and on television and the Broadway stage. Battaglia’s passion for dance remains as strong as ever. “I have been blessed”, she says, “to have worked with thousands of dear and wonderful students who have truly touched my life.” American Academy of Ballet, 491 W. Klein Rd., Williamsville, 14221; 716-688-4774 or aab-buffalo.com Photo by Sean Dowdell www.buffalospree.com

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PRE-K–12 INDEPENDENT EDUCATION

The Park School of Buffalo has been the leader of progressive education in Western New York since 1912. On a 34-acre campus with many outdoor learning opportunities, our students experience hands-on learning, personal attention from dedicated faculty, and academic challenge through our college prep curriculum. Within our kind community, students explore their passions, grow as individuals, and prepare for college and beyond. Open House: Sunday, January 22 from 8:30 am–2 pm 4625 Harlem Rd., Amherst, 14226; 716-839-1242 or theparkschool.org

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RHEUMATOLOGY

BUFFALO RHEUMATOLOGY AND MEDICINE, PLLC

For over twenty-seven years under the direction of Doctors Joseph and Michael Grisanti, Buffalo Rheumatology and Medicine has set the bar for excellence in rheumatology care. We provide specialized treatments for the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid conditions and autoimmune disorders. Our two convenient locations: 3055 Southwestern Boulevard, Suite 100, Orchard Park, 14127; 3500 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, 14226; 716-675-2500 or buffalorheumatology.com Photo by kckratt www.buffalospree.com

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DISCERNING INVESTING

THE McCOLLUM CHRISTOFERSON GROUP A high level of service and personal contact are the hallmarks of our practice, with over 100 years of combined investment experience. The McCollum Christoferson Group specializes in the comprehensive, tailored account management that is essential to a high net worth individual in today’s market. 500 Corporate Pkwy., Suite 210, Amherst, 14226; 716-854-5400 or www.McCollum-Christoferson.com For additional information, including fees and services, request our ADV disclosure statement using the contact information above.

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DISTILLING

Niagara Distilling Company’s 1812 line of local craft spirits is handcrafted with care and class. Established in 2015, the company’s products have quickly spread across New York State, making them one of the fastest growing distilleries in the region. Niagara Distilling also provides its customers with one of Buffalo’s best kept secrets, a newly renovated tasting room in the heart of downtown. Everyone is welcome to come and sample spirits or simply relax for an evening cocktail. This intimate atmosphere is also available for private event bookings. Niagara Distilling Company, 459 Ellicott St., Buffalo, 14203; 716-246-4100 or niagaradistillery.com Photo by Sean Dowdell www.buffalospree.com

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LISTED, SOLD, CELEBRATE

Michelle Winer’s unique combination of negotiating skills, attention to detail, and marketing knowledge are all keys to her success in the Western New York real estate market. Repeat clients and referral business have consistently distinguished her as a top producer. Michelle’s ability to guide you through real estate transactions from beginning to end will enable you to make confident decisions. She will take you from listing your house to finding a new one to celebrating a successful real estate experience. 8780 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, 14221; 716-830-8266 or michellewiner.com

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HOSPITALITY

SALVATORE’S ITALIAN GARDENS Joseph Salvatore, his wife Paula, and children Josette, Russell, and Nicholas are continuing a tradition of excellence. Their restaurant, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens (est. 1967), is award-winning. Events of 600 can be accommodated in the Grande Bellamore Ballroom. Additional ballrooms and breakout spaces are available. The Chandelier Bar, The Garden Place Hotel (est. 1995), and The Delavan Hotel & Spa (est. 2016) complement the restaurant and banquet facilities. Highlights include dinner and getaway packages, Capello Salon, live music, and weekday bar specials. 6461 Transit Rd., Depew, 14043; 716-683-7990 or salvatoreshospitality.com Photo by Andre Gorzynski www.buffalospree.com

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PASTA

SANTASIERO’S RESTAURANT Since 1921, Santasiero’s has been serving up pasta on Buffalo’s West Side. Originally a neighborhood restaurant, sited within walking distance of homes, factories, and the waterfront, Santasiero’s is now widely known throughout the region for its spaghetti and so much more. Four generations of the same family have proudly served homemade dishes at this location, and continue to present superb traditional Italian food daily. Open 11 a.m.–10 p.m., every day. Santasiero’s Restaurant, 1329 Niagara St., Buffalo, 14213; 716-886-9197 Photo by Sean Dowdell

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PAMPERED PETS

Cara Mia Pet Resort provides exceptional care for our exceptional guests. From the moment they walk into our luxurious facility, pets are pampered every step of the way. Our pet indulgences include a heated swim spa, relaxing stroller rides, and rose petal whirlpool bubble baths. And, of course, there’s Buffalo’s hottest canine lounge, Club Bone A Pawtite. Cara Mia provides your pets with special experiences they won’t soon forget. 6429 Transit Rd., Williamsville, 14221; 716-568-2272 or caramiapetresort.com

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DIGESTIVE HEALTH

BUFFALO GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES Our Gastroenterologists are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the digestive system (esophagus, stomach, large intestine/colon, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder). Our staff is committed to providing you with an outstanding level of care utilizing our experience and knowledge and through thoughtful and comprehensive consultations. We work closely with other physicians to provide accurate and convenient medical services for our patients. Visit us on the web at buffalogi.com Left to right: Benjamin Schaus, DO; Kunwar Sohal, MD; Timothy Wacker, MD and Kevin Robillard, MD

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RESIDENTIAL FORECLOSURE DEFENSE

The Law Office of James J. Cassar, Esq., was established in March of 2016. Its purpose was to create the antithesis of a “foreclosure mill” here in Western New York. Banks have experienced firms fighting for them, and individuals deserve the same. James Cassar brings a background as a litigation attorney representing lenders, which gives him a unique perspective in negotiating and fighting foreclosures. Creative payment plans are offered that are normally less than your monthly mortgage payment. The Law Office of James J. Cassar, Esq., 37 Franklin St. Suite 1110, Buffalo, 14202; 716-218-3118 or wnyforeclosuredefense.com **Attorney Advertising – prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome * Photo by Sean Dowdell www.buffalospree.com

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A NATIONAL STORAGE COMPANY BORN IN BUFFALO

LIFE STORAGE, FORMERLY UNCLE BOB’S SELF STORAGE AND SOVRAN “Ask our customers if what they’re storing is valuable, and the most common answer will be ‘not to the world, but it is to me!’” says Dave Rogers, CEO of Life Storage, the Buffalo-based operator of over 650 storage facilities across the US. For the past twenty-five years, the company has been known as Sovran Self Storage on Wall Street and Uncle Bob’s Self Storage on Main Street. “We needed one name— one that better suits why customers choose us,” says Rogers. “Life Storage is it.” 14 Buffalo locations, 650 nationwide; 844-LIFE-STORE or lifestorage.com Photo by Sean Dowdell

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AMERICA’S OLDEST TOY STORE

CLAYTON’S Independently owned Clayton’s toy store is celebrating 100 years in business. The store’s primary location has been in Williamsville for the last twenty-five years, and it has recently opened a second location in Buffalo, across from Canalside in the HarborCenter. Clayton’s specializes in gifts for all ages, including dolls, plush, books, games, puzzles, ride-ons, and more. There’s also a delightful five and dime section. Experience a personalized shopping experience—along with shipping and complimentary gift wrap—at what might be the oldest toy store in America. Clayton’s, 5225 Main Street, Williamsville, 14221; 75 Main Street, Buffalo, 14203; 716-633-1966 or claytonstoystore.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo www.buffalospree.com

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ORTHODONTICS

At Amy Richter Orthodontics, we believe that confidence begins with a smile. Amy Richter, DMD, MS entered private-practice orthodontics in 2008 and specializes in creating beautiful, healthy smiles. She is among the small percentage of orthodontists certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Orthodontics, and her research in the field has been published nationally. Dr. Richter utilizes modern technology to treat children and adults with traditional braces, as well as clear esthetic options like Invisalign. Locations include Williamsville, Blasdell, Cheektowaga, Attica, and Warsaw, NY; 716-631-9924 or RichterOrtho.com Photo by Sean Dowdell

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WNY PLASTIC SURGERY

ANDREW P. GIACOBBE, M.D. FACS Under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Andrew P. Giacobbe, M.D. and medical spa manager Lori Incorvaia, R.N., our staff is dedicated to helping patients look and feel their best. We offer a wide variety of beauty treatments at our newly expanded medical spa in Williamsville, ranging from makeup applications and a variety of facials to Botox, Juvederm, and Kybella injections and laser treatments (including laser hair removal). Patients considering surgery are able to discuss their needs with Dr. Giacobbe and our highly trained staff in a beautiful, relaxing environment. 7 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville, 14221; 3040 Amsdell Rd., Hamburg, 14075; 716-634-5555 or wnyplasticsurgery.com Photo by Sean Dowdell www.buffalospree.com

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A HEALTHY SMILE

Ivoclar Vivadent is a global leader in the development of innovative materials and processes for high-quality esthetic dentistry. The company employs more than 3200 people and operates in more than 120 countries throughout the world. With the organization’s North American headquarters based in Amherst, dental professionals from across the country visit Western New York for product training and support. “Creating opportunities is what makes us unique,” says Ivoclar Vivadent’s CEO Robert Ganley. “We are here to make dental professionals successful and to make patients smile!” 175 Pineview Dr., Amherst, 14228; 716-691-0010 or ivoclarvivadent.com Photo by Sean Dowdell

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

With more than thirty years of public relations, crisis communications, and broadcast experience, Kevin A. Keenan’s expertise and relationships with local media are unmatched in Western New York. Kevin takes an ethical, socially responsible approach to advising clients on message development, reputation management, and media coaching. Kevin and his highly creative staff plan and manage media events, maintain social media pages, draft and submit op-ed pieces, and develop effective crisis communications plans. He helps his clients navigate through the most difficult situations. Cathedral Place, 298 Main St., Ste. 300, Buffalo, 14202; 716-253-6444 or keenancommunicationsgroup.com Photo by Sean Dowdell www.buffalospree.com

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MATRIMONIAL LAW

KRISTIN LANGDON ARCURI For spouses with significant assets, divorce can pose numerous complicated legal issues. Kris Arcuri, founding partner of Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will, LLP, provides candid legal advice regarding a variety of issues unique to high net-worth divorce proceedings, including privacy concerns, investment accounts, business interests, and other crucial elements. With extensive experience in dealing with complex divorce litigation as well as negotiated resolutions, she will advocate for your best interest and formulate the most effective strategy for your individual situation. 701 Seneca Street, Suite 609, Buffalo, 14210; 716-242-8100 or bsawlaw.com Photo by Sean Dowdell

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MEN’S GROOMING

ARCHITECT FOR MEN Formed in 2015 (Formerly Hemingway For Men) by Robert D’Amico and Anthony Violante, AFM is Western New York’s first international men’s grooming line. Upon opening their first flagship store and barbershop on the 600 Block of Main Street, they will be one of the first men’s grooming companies to own their own barbershop and use their own product. Master barber Michael Dinino is heading up the barbershop and in every chair is a licensed master barber. 600 Main St., Buffalo, 14202; ArchitectForMen.com

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THE ORIGINAL EMBRACELING BRACELET

CRAZYARTGRRL JEWELRY Founded in 2006 by Kristine Lewis, Crazyartgrrl Jewelry arose from the desire to create accessible jewelry that everyone can afford, because “beauty belongs to everyone.” This is a family-run business where each bracelet is hand made in Western New York. We believe that good product, efficiency, and excellent service are not just for big companies. Crazyartgrrl Jewelry has grown from a kitchen table and craft show to a booming business that caters to everyone—wholesale clients, mom and pop boutiques, and individual retail customers. 11302 Broadway, Alden, NY 14004; 1-800-281-0774 or crazyartgrrljewelry.com Photo by Dan Cappellazzo

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WEIGHT LOSS

NutriMost is twenty-first century weight loss. We employ the most current scientific research available to assist you in every aspect necessary to produce significant, long-lasting weight loss. Our food plan is real food specifically chosen to get you and keep you in fat burning. No prepackaged foods here! Our program will balance your hormones, re-set your hypothalamic weight set point, raise your metabolism, reduce dangerous inflammation, and bring you back into fat burning. The program also includes a twenty-four-day retraining period to help you to keep it off—and, of course, our exclusive guarantee. East Aurora and Williamsville locations; 716-655-2302 or 4ezloss.com Photo by Sean Dowdell www.buffalospree.com

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KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGN IN WNY

ARTISAN KITCHENS & BATHS We are specialists at reimagining older spaces! Creating the perfect kitchen or bath for your home, family, and lifestyle takes dedicated professionals who listen, advise, and guide you through the process. We also offer unique items that will set your kitchen or bath apart from the rest. We’ll be your partner in design, style, product selection, and coordination— all within your budget. Our unique interactive showroom provides you with the opportunity to “test-drive” the latest product innovations before you buy. We invite you to experience Artisan Kitchens & Baths’ creativity for yourself. 200 Amherst St., Buffalo, 14226; 716-873-4100 or artisankitchensandbaths.com Photo by Sean Dowdell

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LASALLIAN EDUCATION

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE St. John Baptist de La Salle’s vision has guided the mission of St. Joe’s since 1861. That mission is to transform the lives of young men from diverse backgrounds through academic excellence and care for the whole person. In the 17th century, St. La Salle was an innovator in teaching and learning, making a high-quality, Catholic education accessible for all young people, especially the poor. Today, there are Lasallian schools in more than eighty countries, inspiring students through service, faith, and integrity within communities of respect. 845 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, 14223; 716-874-4024 or sjci.com Photo by Sean Dowdell www.buffalospree.com

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PUBLISHING

BUFFALO SPREE PUBLISHING, INC. Meet a Western New York publishing company that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. Buffalo Spree Publishing produces 31 publications and events, has over 700,000 readers, serves over 1,400 advertising partners in the Buffalo and Rochester markets, and prints over 2 million pieces every year. BSP has won over 81 national awards from the North American Mature Publishers Association and the City and Regional Magazine Association. Since BSP’s move in 2014, hundreds of visitors have toured the company’s spectacular new city-based headquarters (the complex’s courtyard is shown here). Look for Buffalo Spree Publishing in area theaters and concert halls; in medical waiting rooms and beauty salons; Photo by kc kratt

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on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; on living room coffee tables, and in the daily conversations of people throughout Western New York. 1738 Elmwood Avenue, 14207; 716-783-9119 or buffalospree.com Shown, from far left (on left landing and stairs): Mary Beth Holly, Louis Aguglia, Jennifer Tudor, Jane Milliman, Bruce Halpern, Wendy Burns, Gail Kratt, Cynthia Oppenheimer, Wendy Guild Swearingen, Marianne Potratz, Michele Ferguson From far left (in courtyard): Brittany Frey, Betty Tata, Barbara E. Macks, Josh Flanigan, Nicholas Vitello, (from top) Kim Miers, kc kratt, Robin Lenhard, (from top) Angela Gambacorta, Chastity O’Shei, Elizabeth Licata, Laurence A. Levite, Sharon Levite, Jean-Pierre Thimot, Terri Downey, Adam Van Schoonhoven, Caroline Kunze Top right (on right landing): Robin Kurss, Andrea Rowley, Lori Teibel

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