Buffalo Business Pioneers: Innovation in the Nickel City

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Although the Buffalo wing may be the Queen City’s most well-known innovation, Buffalo’s robust history of creative ingenuity has changed lives around the world time and time again. Joseph Dart’s invention of the grain elevator in 1842 led to Buffalo becoming a transportation mecca for many decades. Maria Love opened the nation’s first daycare, revolutionizing women’s role in the labor force. Life around the globe was never the same after Willis Carrier invented modern air conditioning in 1902. Wilson Greatbatch’s implantable pacemaker has saved millions of lives. Author Nancy Mingus reveals the mavericks who dared to think differently in Buffalo’s innovative history.
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ISBN: 9781467146685
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: New York
Images: 70
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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This is Nancy Blumenstalk Mingus’s fifth book. Her other books include Teach Yourself Project Management in 24 Hours; Buffalo: Good Neighbors, Great Architecture; MS-Publisher for Visual Learners; and Homes in the US, 1821 to 1860. She has also written more than sixty articles in magazines such as Buffalo Spree, Computerworld, TRAINING, Creative Computing and Today’s Parts Manager. In addition to being a freelance writer, Mingus is president of Mingus Associates Inc., a project management and technology training and consulting company she founded in 1989. A college faculty member at several colleges before retiring from those in 2018, she taught at the University of Phoenix for sixteen years and Empire State College for fifteen years, as well as at Columbia University, DeVry University, Pace University, Millard Fillmore College, SUNY–Buffalo and Alfred University. She was a founding member of the New York State Barn Coalition, the Buffalo Chapter of the Project Management Institute, the Downtown Buffalo Chapter of Toastmasters International. Mingus has a Master of Science degree in math education and a Master of Arts degree in historic preservation and has completed all her coursework for a PhD in American studies. Her company owns a Gothic Revival house in Knowlesville, New York, which it is painstakingly restoring as its corporate office. She resides with her husband on a one-hundred-acre farm in Lyndonville, New York.
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