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Superior Group (Superior), an international workforce and business

solutions provider, has once again signed on as a Growth Stage sponsor

of the 2012 Venture Forum, a partnership between two well-established

venture forums: Buffalo Niagara's annual Bright Forum and Albany's

SmartStart UNYTECH Forum, happening in Buffalo, NY on May 16 - 17,

2012. The event connects early stage, high-tech start-ups with venture

and angel investors from across New York State in the hopes of

igniting new business partnerships. Once funding is established,

Superior will offer recruitment and outsourcing services to assist

fledgling start-ups reach their next growth stage.

This year's forum has an expanded reach across New York State, with

the inclusion of the Center for Economic Growth's SmartStart and

UNYTECH. This addition is a positive step toward establishing an

entrepreneurial ecosystem for Western New York and increasing the need

for skilled resources across multiple disciplines beyond the sciences,

including IT, marketing, manufacturing, and research.

"Given our expanding business in applying human resources solutions in

regional and global high-tech sectors, our firm sees creative

partnerships like the Venture Forum as a critical piece of growing a

knowledge-based economy," said Scott Stenclik, president of Superior

Technical Resources.

Superior's relationship with the Bright Forum began in 2010 in

partnership with its lead organizer, UB's NYS Center of Excellence in

Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CoE). Recognizing the significant

growth opportunity life sciences could bring to the region, the

workforce solutions company designated an onsite staff member at CoE's

home office in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to provide client

support. Service offerings include customized staff augmentation

solutions, as well as human resources, consulting, and back office

administrative needs. Superior leverages proven business acumen to

allow lean, start-up companies to build strong foundations without a

lot of overhead. To date, over twenty life sciences companies have

engaged with Superior on talent needs.

"Events like Venture Forum are putting Buffalo on the map for

innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, but there is more to a

successful business than just a great idea," said Marnie LaVigne,

Associate Vice President for Economic Development at the University at

Buffalo. "Superior's human resources services allow organizations to

concentrate on their core competencies and to focus efforts on

fundraising, product development, and other critical pieces at the


This year's Venture Forum comes after the second round of Regional

Economic Development Councils, where Governor Cuomo announced the

formation of the NY Works Task Force, which is aimed at bringing

together industry leaders from the public and private sectors for

coordinated economic development, strategic plan implementation, and

job creation across the state.

As a member of the Western New York Job Readiness work group, Mr.

Stenclik will concentrate his efforts on increasing workforce

opportunities, improving the New York State Department of Labor's job

board, and providing training for emerging industries like the life

sciences and other high-tech sectors.

About Bright BuffaloBright Buffalo Niagara aligns investment with

innovation, connecting high-tech entrepreneurs in energy, life

sciences, IT and advanced manufacturing, with angel investors and

venture capitalists. Now in its 4th year, Bright has joined SmartStart

and UNYTECH in hosting a premier 2012 Upstate New York Venture Forum,

May 16-17, in Buffalo, NY.


About Superior GroupFounded in 1957, Superior offers a full spectrum

of workforce and business solutions, including contract and direct

hire, payrolling, recruitment and business process outsourcing,

independent contractor compliance and risk mitigation, as well as

managed services programs automated by its proprietary vendor

management system, Work Nexus@. With offices throughout North America

-- as well as in Argentina, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Slovakia,

and the United Kingdom -- Superior delivers cost-effective and

efficiency-generating solutions on behalf of many Fortune 500


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