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Incubator company, "SellingHive" expanding its horizons...and its payroll
Friday, July 22, 2011

Expanding company
Left to right: Alex Brown, Nicole Szydlo, and Clint Marriott are new hires at SellingHive, one of the new companies in the SUNY Fredonia Incubator.


“This is exactly the kind of growth we envisioned when we originated the incubator concept years ago,” said SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner.

“I’m thrilled to see SellingHive as the first incubator tenant to hire and expand to such a substantial extent, and look forward to working with them to nurture their continued development.”

 

SellingHive is growing and expanding its operations in Dunkirk as the company prepares for the launch of its new social networking software this summer. Last week the company filled three full-time positions with young professionals who graduated from universities in western New York, including two from SUNY Fredonia. 

SellingHive is one of the resident firms in the SUNY Fredonia Incubator. 

New Marketing Manager is Nicole Szydlo, a Fredonia resident who welds SellingHive’s marketing and communications team. She is a 2006 SUNY Fredonia graduate with a communication and arts administration degree. Ms. Szydlo will oversee the company's website at www.SellingHive.com and its national affiliate program.

“SellingHive is a great option for a young professional who wants to stay in the area and raise a family,” she says. “The potential for future growth and career development made SellingHive an exciting choice for me.”

New Sales Consultant Clint Marriott is a graduate of Canisius College and holds an MBA from St. Bonaventure University. He will be SellingHive’s sales consulting team leader, working with its members to grow sales. Mr. Marriott resides with his family Lake View, N.Y.

New Technology Project Manager Alex Brown, a native of Victor, N.Y., is a 2011 SUNY Fredonia graduate in Computer Information Systems. He has experience in systems administration and web programming. Mr. Brown will be coordinating the development of SellingHive’s web software as well as new mobile versions for the iPhone and Android operating systems.

SellingHive has also filled several part-time positions and will be joined by more than 20 student interns as well for the Fall semester. The company expects to continue hiring over the coming months and offering additional internships in computer science, business, marketing, communication and design. All available positions will be posted on www.SellingHive.com after the software is launched.

“SellingHive represents exactly what we are striving for – recruiting and retaining young talent in Chautauqua County. Opportunities for young professionals are integral to the overall success of our local economy, and I’m excited to see what comes next from SellingHive,” Jennifer Reinhart, Executive Director of IMPACT – Young Professionals of Chautauqua.

In order to accommodate growth, SellingHive increased its occupancy in the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator by tenfold in July. The company plans to continue expanding in the facility and expects to occupy nearly one third of the Incubator by the fourth quarter of 2011. SellingHive’s Dunkirk facility will support its North American clients and coordinate global operations.

“This is exactly the kind of growth we envisioned when we originated the incubator concept years ago,” said SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner. “I’m thrilled to see SellingHive as the first incubator tenant to hire and expand to such a substantial extent, and look forward to working with them to nurture their continued development.”

SellingHive is a new kind of social network that provides tools to connect sales professionals and companies, while providing a secure environment to meet, negotiate and close business. SellingHive helps companies to grow their sales by cost effectively reaching new customers and markets, while allowing sales professionals to increase their income by maximizing the value of their contact list. 

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