Niagara University's Family Business Center is proud to recognize our sponsors and offer links to their websites. Their individual and collective expertise and funding play a vital role in the center's success. We appreciate their time and efforts and acknowledge their experience in fostering and working with family businesses.


  • Lincoln Companies

    Founded in 1914 by John Palisano and his six sons, the Lincoln Storage & Carting Company of Buffalo, Inc. was started in a Niagara Street horse stable with one horse and one wagon. Through the years, the company’s steady growth has been based on quality transportation and delivery services. Today, the Lincoln Family of Companies offers clients a century’s worth of superior service and customer satisfaction across a wide range of interconnected areas of expertise. Including: Lincoln Moving & Storage, Lincoln Archives, Biosan Disposal, Lincoln Self-Storage, Lincoln Warehousing, Western New York Foreign Trade Zone operators.

  • MassMutual

    MassMutual is a premier life insurance company and among the 100 largest U.S. corporations based upon assets (Fortune, 12/99). Committed to helping family businesses succeed for generations, MassMutual has produced a wide variety of guides, workbooks, videos and a CD-ROM called "A Matter of Time," the first family business interactive movie to assist families and their advisors. MassMutual also sponsors the national family business of the year award and more than 60 family business centers located on college campuses across the country. For more information, call F. James Ginnane, CLU, ChFC, Managing Partner, Planned Futures Financial Group, LLC., Certified Family Business Specialist, at 716.632.4200 Ext. 108.

  • Niagara Frontier Publications, Inc.

    Niagara Frontier Publications is the publisher of the Grand Island PennySaver, the Island Dispatch, the Niagara Wheatfield Tribune, the Lewiston Porter Sentinel and a progressive website www.wnypapers.com Niagara Frontier Publications is owned and operated by Skip and Judy Mazenauer. 716.773.7676

  • Planned Futures Financial Group LLC

    Planned Futures Financial Group LLC was founded in Western New York in 1970 and is comprised of professionals who specialize in various areas of the financial services industry.

    "Planning your future today for a better tomorrow."

  • WNY at Work

    Our mission is to develop an ongoing positive dialogue about Western New York in terms of job creation and expansion through enhanced employment and training initiatives as well as collaboration between government municipalities, colleges, and businesses of all types and sizes.