About Us

Who We Are
The Go-To Resource for Enjoying the Best of WNY

Step Out Buffalo is a hyper-local media company that highlights the best of Buffalo and WNY. We’re the leading destination for finding the best things to do, places to eat and drink, shops, and more in the area. We help connect residents and visitors to local businesses, organizations, and awesome ways to experience our region.


Creative Advertising That Works

Throughout the evolution of Step Out Buffalo we’ve worked hard to build a brand that people view as a trusted resource. When it comes to advertising, our goal is to exhibit businesses in a way that’s modern, fun, and engaging. We have made it our mission to stay relevant in this ever-changing visual and social world, and when you advertise with us we’ll showcase your business where people want to see it, how they want to see it.


Meet the Team

Emily Morrow
Co-founder & Director of Storytelling
Emily is an entrepreneur, marketer, storyteller and foodie. Her first love is and always will be food - exploring restaurants, cuisines, and seeking new experiences. By day she works on growing Step Out Buffalo and contemplates the business idea du jour. By night you'll find her enjoying family time, *trying* to step out as much as possible, and hyper fixating on new hobbies, DIY projects, and random topics.
Chuck Kluckhohn
Co-founder & Publisher
Chuck is the idea man behind Step Out Buffalo. With a background in publishing, advertising and journalism to name a few, Chuck has led the way in creating and building this company from the ground up. On any given day he can be found trying new restaurants, reading, traveling, mastering the game of golf and enjoying his grandkids.
Rick Fickhesen
Director of Advertising
Rick has been working as the Director of Advertising for Step Out Buffalo since 2018 where his role includes campaign management and new customer acquisition. With an entrepreneurial spirit and background in sales & marketing Rick works directly with local businesses on executing their media campaigns on Step Out Buffalo. When he's not in the office you can find him enjoying the outdoors snowboarding, hunting, or kiteboarding on Lake Erie.
Andrea Diedrich
Content Coordinator
Andrea is a Content Coordinator for Step Out Buffalo. By day she enjoys exploring her creative side in Step Out Buffalo's editorial content and researching new ways to connect with our readers. By night you’ll find her trying out the newest dining spots with friends or catching the latest show/concert in town.
Dominic Ricotta
Advertising Account Consultant
Dominic is an Advertising Account Manager at Step Out Buffalo, working with clients in a variety of industries to build and execute effective campaigns in WNY. He's a passionate Buffalo Bills fan and family man.
Christina Talarico
Advertising Account Manager
Christina is an Advertising Account Manager for Step Out Buffalo. After working in multiple sectors in different parts of the country she returned home to the 716. She believes that the businesses and people here make Buffalo the greatest city in the world. In her free time you can catch her cheering on the Buffalo Bills in her fluffy rhinestoned cowboy hat or at any dog friendly venu with her pup Wilson, named for Ralph Wilson!
Sarah Parry
Marketing Manager
Meet Sarah - Step Out Buffalo's Marketing Manager. She's a people person who loves connecting with local businesses and organizations to help them reach the residents and visitors of our region so they can explore and enjoy Buffalo & WNY as much as she does. Although you can find Sarah doing just about anything, her favorite things to do are going for hikes, attending festivals and markets, going to concerts, thrifting and antiquing, trying out new restaurants and bars, and traveling!

Since 2013

Our Story

We wanted a comprehensive way to find out about all the awesome things happening in our hometown – so we built one! Our mission is rooted in showing off WNY as a fan-freakin-tastic place to live.

What makes us different is that we do it for locals – the loyal Buffalonians who have stayed and weathered the many [snow] storms. We want you to know where to turn to find out about all there is to eat, drink and do in your backyard. We want you to make sure you never utter the words “Buffalo is boring” ever. again.

Our misison includes entusiastically supporting local businesses, events, and organizations editorially and offering an engaging advertising option to help them thrive. Plus, we created our own events to add a little something-something to the Buffalo event scene.

We’re founded by a curious and passionate father-daughter team, with some experience in advertising and publishing and a whole lot of determination to master the world of modern marketing and distribution. We’ve since grown to a small group of full time staff and freelancers, headquartered in Hamburg, NY.


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