Partnership Hosts Unshackle Upstate and National Federation of Independent Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2014

Partnership Hosts Unshackle Upstate and National Federation of Independent Businesses

Lessons in Advocacy” event offers advocacy services for members and non-members

BUFFALO–The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Director of Government Relations, AJ Wright today hosted Unshackle Upstate’s Executive Director, Brian Sampson, and NFIB/NY’s State Director, Mike Durant to for “Lessons in Advocacy.”

Attendees learned about using tools that the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Unshackle Upstate and NFIB make available for business owners to influence policy outcomes.

Learn about the Partnership’s priorities during the current Legislative Session.

ABOUT UNSHACKLE UPSTATE
Unshackle Upstate is a bi-partisan coalition of over 80 business and trade organizations representing upwards of 70,000 companies and employing more than 1.5 million people with one goal: to achieve reforms in Albany that make Upstate New York a stronger place to do business.

ABOUT NFIB
Founded in 1943, and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the National Federation of Independent Business is America’s leading small-business advocacy association. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect your right to own, operate and grow your business.

ABOUT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA PARTNERSHIP
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the region’s private sector economic development organization and regional chamber of commerce, representing nearly a quarter of a million employees in the Buffalo Niagara region. The Partnership’s work has three main focuses: advocacy, business development and convening. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara.


For Press Inquiries, Please Contact Grant Loomis, Vice President, Government Affairs at gloomis@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1736