Elections Transformed by a WNY Innovation

The height of the mid-term political season seems like a good time to revisit the story of a key piece of technology that revolutionized balloting.  Voters of a certain age around the country have used this technology at one time or another and for decades it was the gold standard for elections nationwide.  It is

Listen to Insyte’s perspective on local Angel Investing

Insyte’s Jack McGowan discusses angel and venture capital investing in Western New York on the most recent Buffalo Business First podcast.  Part of Jack’s work at Insyte includes serving at the Executive Director of the Western New York Venture Association & The Buffalo Angels.  The Western New York Venture Association hosts forums that feature presentations

WNY Manufacturer on Frontlines of Ebola Outbreak

Safetec of America Inc., a Buffalo manufacturer of safety products including medical disinfection and spill kits, has seen a spike in orders as the U.S. healthcare sector responds to Ebola in this country.  The previous SARS and H1N1 “Bird Flu” epidemics produced similar results.  Safetec is responding by increasing its workforce by over 10% to

NYS Manufacturing Growth Continues at a Slower Rate

The Federal Reserve’s October 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey continued to show growth, but at a much more “modest” level than over the summer.  The General Business Conditions Index was still positive at 6.2, but was down over 21 points from its four-year high in September.  Shipments also grew at a much lower rate, while New

Mayor Byron Brown Proclaims Friday, October 3rd Manufacturing Day

The Mayor’s proclamation said “The City of Buffalo is a proud supporter of National Manufacturing Day, a nationwide initiative to promote the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide…”  Our thanks to Mayor Brown for his support of manufacturing in Buffalo.

Is This Really What My Conference Calls Sound Like?

Here’s what conference calls would look like if they were held face to face:  Video: Sketch Comedy Duo Tripp & Tyler     Bob Kosobucki, P.E. – Consultant, Insyte Consulting Bob Kosobucki, a member of the Insyte team since 2003, specializes in helping companies strategize, plan and implement revenue growth. His experience includes VP positions

Governor Cuomo Issues Manufacturing Proclamation

  Governor Cuomo has declared October as Manufacturing Month in New York State, mirroring the celebration of National Manufacturing Day which is Friday, October 3, 2014.  The Governor’s proclamation reads, in part: “…across New York State and our entire nation, manufacturing represents a vital sector of our economy and workforce…”  “…the manufacturing sector not only

Join us to Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2014

Borrow Shamelessly

A great way to learn how to adapt your business to changing new times is to borrow ideas shamelessly from others. Here’s a link I wanted to share regarding ideas being implemented elsewhere around the US. The Five Hottest Innovation Tools The article is from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of


By Ben Rand Oct. 3 is Manufacturing Day, the annual celebration of manufacturing in North America, designed both to acknowledge this important economic engine and to dispel common misperceptions about manufacturing. Here’s a test. Which of the following statements about manufacturing is true? a) Manufacturing is so “Old Economy.”    b) Manufacturing doesn’t pay well. c)