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360 PSG Participates in UB CEL Program

Fri, Sep 18th 2009 02:00 pm

Joel Colombo and Matt Whelan of 360 PSG are participating in the CEL (Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership) program through the University at Buffalo's School of Management starting this fall.


Designed to develop business growth and leadership skills, the CEL program meets for 40 weeks and kicked off with a retreat at Beaver Hollow on September 11th.


With 360 PSG ready to expand their products on the national level, Colombo and Whelan hope to strengthen their management capabilities as well as build new business relationships through the expansive CEL programs network of contacts.


Colombo said, "I hope to meet and learn from companies that have faced similar growth and expansion while still maintaining control of their organizations. 360 has grown so rapidly and with such a strong base, we just want to make sure we do not make mistakes that take us two steps backwards. What better way to see those possible pitfalls than to talk with people who have already encountered and overcome many of them!"


Whelan added, "I am very excited about the CEL Program and what it will accomplish for us. It's already helping to define 360 PSG's objectives and I think the program will make sure we focus on the steps we need to meet them."


Offering a Masters-like program for entrepreneurs, UB's CEL core program provides peer-based analysis of an individual's business objectives.


According the CEL website, the program was created in 1987 and "serves as a central resource for developing businesses based in Western New York."