Skip to content

Back to Our Blog

In the News

Partnership expands outreach through minority business program

Blog Categories

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership wants to help minority-owned businesses grow, and create a pathway for them to become Partnership board members.

Those goals are the driving forces behind the Partnership’s new Minority Business Initiative, which has kicked off with five participating companies.

“I hope they’re going to get more customers, that they’re going to tap into networks they haven’t had access to and make it easier for them to do that,” said Dottie Gallagher, the Partnership’s president and CEO.

The five businesses will receive two years of sponsored membership in the Partnership, including one year of enrollment in Executive Exchange, a peer-to-peer program that allows CEOs to share ideas with each other. 

Read more here.

Related Posts

Buffalo Next: What’s happening this week in Buffalo Niagara business SHARE THIS

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | November 29, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — What to know about the week ahead: The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host a virtual event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Roadmap for Cultural Inclusion Assessment.

One difference between this storm and Snowvember? More can work from home

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | November 22, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBFO) — This weekend’s snowstorm is coming off Lake Erie on the eight-year anniversary of Snowvember, but there is one big difference between that storm and this one.

Instead of clogging up the highways to get to work or potentially missing work altogether, tens of thousands of Western New Yorkers can simply Zoom in from home.

David Robinson: Hiring stagnates as companies come to grips with an uncertain economy

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | November 22, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —Just when it looked like hiring was starting to pick up across the Buffalo Niagara region, it stalled out again. A Buffalo Niagara Partnership survey this fall found that finding and retaining qualified talent was their biggest concern, trumping rising labor costs, which ranked as the second-biggest challenge.

Employees face financial peril with ‘benefits cliff’

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | November 18, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —When can a raise, a promotion, or more work hours be a bad thing for employees?When it pushes them over the “benefits cliff.”