Signature service: Seneca Springs Career Counseling
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Come prepared to explore exciting career opportunities and gain insight into your future.
Toting a modest selection of chocolate confections and candies, Joseph A. Fowler entered the 1901 Pan-American Exposition hoping to plant the seed for a business in his newfound home of Buffalo. The company?founded in 1910?grew with each successive generation, and more than a century later, Fowler's celebrated chocolates continue to placate palates at several retail locations. The chocolatier has become synonymous with treats such as milk- and dark-chocolate truffles dubbed truffaloes, as well as sponge candy, which boasts a molasses-like flavor and an initially hard texture that quickly melts in the mouth. Like Count Chocula?s hairpiece, all of Fowler's fine-chocolate treats are crafted from the seeds of the theobroma cacao tree and use up to 60% cocoa solids for a rich cocoa flavor.
A few years ago in Buffalo—a city so food-centric even its name sounds delicious—a group of five friends set out to create local-dining coupons with a creative flair. Their brainstorms eventually yielded dining cards: decks of 52 discounts at locally run restaurants with a different city for each respective deck. For each set sold, a dollar goes to a local charity in that particular city, further bolstering the sense of community the cards seek to create.
Children's laughter drifts through the backyard as an inflatable bounce house rocks with the rhythm of their leaps. Nearby, guests douse morsels of fruit in the molten chocolate flowing from a fountain, and in the background, a live band pumps out soulful R & B. What might ordinarily be a lackluster party has been elevated into something entirely different, courtesy of TEC Entertainment. The company, in business for nearly 20 years, meets the needs of all types of partygoers with a wide range of entertainment options. Bounce houses help kids burn off excess cupcake intake, photo booths allow guests to create instant souvenirs, and live bands spur feet into motion with music styles including blues, jazz, and hip-hop. Basic party accessories such as tables and chairs are available as well, and staffers can also help plan a full-blown theme party, be it a sock hop, rockstar-style video shoot, or quilting bee.
A longtime official photographer for United States Synchronized Swimming, Migz Media's head photographer designed a device that permitted him to snap underwater shots while staying dry on the pool deck. He now harnesses that same ingenuity while framing clients at a variety of sessions and events. Migz Media's talents run the gamut from capturing action shots at sporting events to framing candid wedding moments without having to disguise cameras as flower girls. Rather than taking weeks to develop images, they produce prints with a full-service touchscreen printing system they bring to each event, or e-mail purchased shots to clients. Studio shoots take advantage of a 30'x20' greenscreen that stretches from floor to ceiling—which photographers employ to digitally insert a choice of more than 10,000 backgrounds that includes still images and animated loops.