The reporting staff at Buffalo Business First seeks to connect readers with the men and women who display an entrepreneurial spirit in a variety of industries.

Below is a sampling of some of the intriguing people we've come across in the past week.

• Partners for life

• Peter Gruen has carved his own career path

• Positive change for the Pearl City

• Emerging Attorney: Alison Haseley

• UB's Weber continues ascent in provost role

• Sarah Frederick guides the region's oldest women's…