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Springville Chamber of Commerce gets new blood

Editor:

Monday, Feb. 3, the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a “meet and greet” for two new positions, within the chamber. Bill Gugino, an entrepreneur and businessman with over 30 years of experience in construction, has been named president of the Springville chamber. Bill partnered with Bill Sprague, a respected congressman, to birth numerous projects within Springville and the surrounding areas, including B&B Homes, Tim Hortons, Sears, Southtowns Rt. 219 Antiques, as well as Tim and Bonnie’s Pizza, formerly Blasdell Pizza, to name a few.

Bill has always displayed leadership, integrity and honesty with all vendors and customers, alike. Bill’s strongest suit has been his vision to see a need and the courage to make it happen.

Our newly appointed executive director, Marsha Reding, possesses many of the same attributes as Bill Gugino. Marsha has over 33 years of broad business functions, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, payroll, marketing, purchasing, inventory control and budgeting. Marsha has always been known for her attention to detail and possesses good people skills. Marsha and her late husband, Tom, owned and operated

Reding Auto Parts, a highly respected auto parts center in Gowanda. Within a short period of time, they tripled their business and became well-known in Western New York for their parts availability and outstanding customer service.

We welcome both Bill and Marsha to the chamber in their new positions and Kara Kane, a recent chamber member, to be our new point person as development and community relations coordinator for Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home. Kara, an expert with the Computer Task Group, will be assigned external projects, including the garden party and raising funds for needed hospital projects. With their vision, business expertise and determination, we as a community can expect great things.

Also, recognition must be given to Nils Gunnersen, chief executive officer of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, for his leadership in ranking our hospital No. 4 in Western New York for increased revenue growth, according to Buffalo Business First. Nils pulled our hospital out of bankruptcy, by establishing a first-class heart center, a primary care center, along with his contract negotiations with third-party payers.

Congratulations to all.

Elizabeth Riefler
West Valley
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