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Good Company with Andrew Biernat

This blog sheds light on area businesses, highlights important topics and trends, and curates relevant best practices that help you elevate your brand.

Andrew Biernat

Andrew Biernat, the Member Relations Manager at the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, is a podcaster, entrepreneur, business coach, and faithful family man.

He has a wife, Samantha, and two daughters, Rosabelle and Sophia. His current hobbies include picking up toys, cleaning the kitchen, and picking up the same toys again.

The Grit Myth

By Andrew Biernat | January 24, 2022

The Grit Myth At a glance you can tell certain people have a strong personal brand. With shined shoes, a crisp bowtie, and a smile worthy of a toothpaste commercial, it’s obvious Michael Mills has put thought and time into his presentation. And he makes it look effortless. That’s exactly the feeling you want to…

Social Entrepreneurship: Where Commerce Meets Community

By Andrew Biernat | January 6, 2022

Social Entrepreneurship: Where Commerce Meets Community   Sam Viggiani cares about his business. I could hear it in the tone of his voice. When talking about his landscaping business, Sam was confident and self-assured. He knew the business, his customers, and his employees well. While physically demanding the work they did had a visible impact…

Remote, or Not Remote, is That Even the Right Question?

By Andrew Biernat | December 14, 2021

Remote, or Not Remote, is That Even the Right Question?   I opened a letter recently that looked like a routine address update. The following line caught my attention: Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past year and a half, you’ve undoubtedly been inundated with news articles, data, and rampant speculation about the…

Networking Doesn’t Have to Be Hard!

By Andrew Biernat | December 2, 2021

Networking Doesn’t Have to be Hard!   “It’s all about who you know.”    ∙   “Your network is your net worth.”    ∙   “Six degrees of separation.”     We recognize that people who are well connected tend to have better opportunities than those who are not. We understand that relationships are at the core of the…

The Real MVP of Business

By Andrew Biernat | November 16, 2021

The Real MVP of Business In sports, the term MVP refers to a team or organization’s “Most Valuable Player.” That person of unique talent and ability that helps to elevate the team and can be counted on when the game is on the line. Whether you’re new to business or a seasoned veteran, having a…

Something Old, Something New

By Andrew Biernat | November 2, 2021

Something Old, Something New Dark, dingy, and crowded. Overworked managers attempted to navigate a deluge of tasks with a skeleton crew. In these neighborhoods it was wise to make myself scarce after sunset. That was my life as I went from back room to back room, a salesman slinging soda. I remember meeting a chain…

Where Have All the Workers Gone?!

Where Have All the Workers Gone?!

By Andrew Biernat | October 18, 2021

Our People Where Have All the Workers Gone?! Colleen Stalker’s exasperation echoed through the phone and joined the nationwide refrain: As the Branch Manager of the Canandaigua Adecco, Colleen has felt the absence of workers more acutely than most. She connects employees to employers. In any given week she has less than fifteen qualified employees…

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