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Business First Names Power 250

Congratulations to Canisius President John J. Hurley, who ranked 53rd on Business First’s annual listing of the 250 most influential leaders in Western New York.  Hurley and University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi are the highest-ranking local college presidents to make the Power 250 list.

Business First released 50 honorees each day throughout this week, with the final 50 named this morning.  The annual list ranks 250 area men and women who wield the most clout in the eight-county region.

Be sure to check out Tuesday’s edition of The Dome, which will include a rundown of our Canisius alumni and trustees named to the Power 250 list.

Submitted by: Marketing and Communication

Come to the President’s Town Hall Meeting

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a Town Hall meeting with President John J. Hurley on Friday, February 20. The meeting will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Richard E. Winter Student Center from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

President Hurley will talk about the latest developments at Canisius and take any questions you may have. As always, you are invited to pose questions at the microphone or you may write your questions on index cards, which will be collected during the meeting and presented to President Hurley.

A second Town Hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14.

Submitted by: Laura A. Montaro, executive associate to the President

Canisius Alumnus Wins Big on CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup”

Congratulations to Canisius alumnus Pete Cimino ’03 and his business partner and childhood friend Chris Dorsaneo, who accepted a $250,000 investment in exchange for a 25 percent stake in Lloyd Taco. The deal came down after some intense negotiations Tuesday night during CNBC’s reality series “Restaurant Startup.”

The pair will use the $250,000 to open a brick and mortar restaurant on Hertel Avenue between Wellington and Sterling Avenues later this spring.

Lloyd Taco Truck was launched in 2010 as Buffalo’s first food truck. Soon, Lloyd fans eagerly checked social media (@whereslloyd) to find out where the truck would be, and gladly waited in long lines to get a taste of their favorite burrito or taco. Lloyd has also become a popular addition to Canisius events, including Spring Fest and Homecoming.

The Lloyd Taco Truck fleet has increased to four, which makes it the largest of more than 20 local food truck operations. Cimino and Dorsaneo spearheaded the passing of a Buffalo food truck permit law that has fostered a mobile-food boom.

A Kenmore native, Cimino is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Canisius with a degree in mathematics and teacher education.

Click here to read The Buffalo News article about Cimino ’03 and Dorsaneo winning CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup.”

Submitted by:  Marketing and Communication

Watch for Exchange Server Update

On Sunday, February 15 beginning at 5:00 a.m., an update to the Canisius Exchange servers will be applied.

Access to faculty, staff and other non-student email accounts will encounter disruptions from 5:00 a.m. until about 7:30 a.m. ITS advises that those affected should refrain from accessing their email during this time period.

Also during this time period, delivery of emails from outside of Canisius may experience delays but will eventually be delivered.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the ITS Help Desk.

Submitted by: Andrew Chaplin, systems administrator III, ITS