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Per research by Harvard Business Review, the typical person steps into a manager role around the age of 30. Also, per this study, the typical manager receives her first formal leadership training around age 42. It can be concluded that the majority of today’s managers operate in leadership positions for over a decade without formal training and the necessary skills to succeed.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has long advocated for the passage of federal legislation that supports our workforce development initiatives. This year, we made it a priority to support the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
On June 1st, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is hosting an Export Resources Forum, where companies can learn how to use local resources to cost-effectively export their goods.
A piece of Buffalo’s history was on full display for HobNob – the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s biggest business party of the year. A sold-out crowd of over 400 people packed two-floors of the former Buffalo Psychiatric Facility now transformed into an Urban Resort and Conference Center dubbed Hotel Henry. Partnership members from across Western New York and Southern Ontario joined in on the party rejuvenating old and establishing new business connections. HobNob was also the first Partnership event since our strategic membership agreement with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday’s event allowed our new associate members an opportunity to interact with current Partnership members.
In the world of Canadian relations, Maryscott ‘Scotty’ Greenwood tops the list. She addressed nearly 120 people at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s recent CanAm Now event held at the Conference and Events Center in Niagara Falls, New York. During her keynote address, Greenwood touched on current relations between the US and Canada, President Trump’s trade priorities, possible changes to NAFTA and the status of our bi-national economy. Greenwood is the Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian-American Business Council. Her impressive resume includes recognition as one of the Top 100 People Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy by Hill Times in 2014 and as one of the Top 100 Lobbyists in 2017.