Events

Staff Spotlight - Krystal Testa

Staff Spotlight: Krystal Testa

A huge congratulations is in order to our latest staff spotlight, Krystal Testa who was just recently promoted to Senior Manager of Events! Krystal is responsible for the creation, planning, logistics and execution of the Partnership’s 60+ events each year. In addition, she is responsible for writing sponsorships for events, programming and councils. Learn more about Krystal here, or better yet – join the 2,000+ people who follow her on twitter @LovinOnBuffalo.

Winter Internship Provides Tremendous Experience

As my marketing and events internship at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is reaching its end, I can’t help but to reflect on this valuable experience.  This was my first job in an actual professional environment so I was extremely unsure about what it would be like day-to-day and how to act amongst professionals.  That being said, it didn’t take long to get comfortable in the office thanks to the kindness and sincerity of everyone whom I interacted with. I immediately felt welcomed and like part of the team.

Gaining Valuable Experience as a Partnership Intern

My experience at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership as a marketing and events intern was valuable. The working culture was conducive to learning and everyone was very friendly. I had a chance not only to work for marketing and events, but to also check out other departments.  My supervisor, Krystal Testa, did not limit me to only one area, instead, she encouraged me to learn as much as possible while I was with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. I was able to showcase my marketing skills while also developing new ones during my time working with the marketing team. I worked on many projects and received training on their customer relationship management (CRM) system and WordPress.

Tips for Young Professionals in Networking

How Young Professionals Can Add Value while Networking

Networking is all about building relationships and adding value to the conversation. So as a young professional, how do you add value if you feel that you have nothing to contribute? The good news is that being a young professional is often a value add in itself – you just have to tap into that as a resource. You have insight and experience into viewpoints, technology, and people that many senior level professionals do not.  Networking is all about giving, so here are five tips that add value while  simultaneously bridging any experience gap.

The ROI of Partnership membership

As a part of the member engagement team at the Partnership, I work closely with our members on strategy and aligning their business objectives with our marketing opportunities.

As a result of any investment a member makes in the Partnership, we are often asked to provide a return on that investment (ROI).