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Written by: Thomas J. Foels, M.D., M.M.M. Independent Health’s Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Years ago, Buffalo was represented by some of the biggest manufacturing organizations in the world. As the economy and technology shifted, we saw that industry become depressed and almost non-existent. It certainly changed the dynamic, the culture and the region of Buffalo, New York.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted a Cybersecurity Seminar on Friday, September 30. Seventy local companies attended this event to get informed regarding how to protect their company’s data, reputation and business. One hears about Cybersecurity attacks every day, and they are on the rise with no end in sight. This can seem like scary stuff, but don’t let this news paralyze you. The first step is getting informed, the next step is getting started. Here are some tips from the event on what to do next.
“Don’t go with the flow, you are the flow.” -Sugi Tanaka
There may be only about 100 days left in President Obama’s term, but his Administration is not slowing down. They are aggressively implementing a new series of regulations that will affect our nation’s businesses and, unfortunately for our economy, American manufacturers are taking the brunt of the burden.
In a vote of 246-177 along party lines, the House passed a bill aimed at delaying the Obama Administration’s far reaching overtime regulations. The Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act would delay for six months the mandatory overtime rule that makes 4.2 million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.