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Wilder & Linneball was pleased to continue our support for the Western New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York at the 2023-2024 Installation of Officers and Directors held October 19 at The Forbes Theater in Buffalo.  Laura A. Linneball networked with attendees and other Past Presidents, pictured during the event.  Congratulations to the Officers, Directors and Award Winners!  It was another great event!

2023 Women of Influence Award from
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Laura was awarded the 2023 Women of Influence Award by Business First. She was selected because of her driving force behind the 22 years of success of her women owned business. She goes above and beyond to create a legacy in the legal community as a role model for the younger generation of women lawyers. She devotes time, energy, and resources to support her community. Congratulations to Laura Linneball!

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Laura Linneball- The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal’s 2023 Legal Excellence Award Honoree for “Leaders in Law”

Congratulations to Laura Linneball, The Daily Record and the Rochester Business Journal’s 2023 Legal Excellence Award Honoree for “Leaders in Law”.  Honorees were selected based on their dedication to the legal profession, their commitment to their clients and the community, and letters of reference.

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Wilder and Linneball Hall of Excellence dedicated on Wellsville campus

 

            ALFRED, NY, December 8, 2022 – Alfred State College (ASC) recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of a second Hall of Excellence made possible by generous contributions from J. Joseph Wilder, ’77, and his wife Laura Linneball. The newest Hall of Excellence, located in the entryway of the Workforce Development Center on the Wellsville campus, showcases the achievements and contributions of ASC alumni and friends.

 

“We have all these great alums that have accomplished magnificent things and we wanted to get their stories out there,” commented Wilder.  “We wanted to showcase the results of an Alfred State education but also display these individuals for current students to aspire to. We intend for the Hall to be vibrant, and we look forward to adding new inductees. We want to showcase our Pioneer pride.”

 

Director of Development Jason Sciotti is thankful for Jay and Laura. “They are great supporters of the school and friends to college. He made a big push to have this not only on this campus but previously championed a similar project constructed in the Student Leadership Center.”

 

President Dr. Steven Mauro echoed Sciotti’s appreciation for this gift. “Jay and Laura have contributed to the college in so many ways. We are beyond grateful for their contributions. I really look forward to getting to know you even more in the years to come. They are such a special part of Alfred State College.”

 

When viewing the Hall of Excellence in person or online (https://www.alfredstate.edu/hall-of-excellence) Wilder knows visitors will see a pattern of traits. “People that prepare, prepare, prepare. People who are engaging and kind. People that are honest and transparent. All these traits’ students are learning at Alfred State now like I did 40 something years ago.”

 

The first Hall of Excellence was dedicated in April 2021 and is in the Student Leadership Center. The Hall of Excellence also incorporates the Shay Family Athletic Hall of Fame.

Alfred State dedicates new Wilder and Linneball Hall of Excellence | Alfred State

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WNY DAMAGE PREVENTION COUNCIL GOLF TOURNAMENT

June 22, 2023

We had the pleasure of sponsoring the WNY/ Finger Lakes Damage Prevention Council golf tournament.  Jay Wilder attended to show our support.  See the fantastic photos of golfers at one of the W&L sponsored holes and team Wilder. All enjoyed golf and the beautiful day. We have represented and supported UDig New York's mission for more than 25 years, and will continue to do so whenever the opportunity arises.

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