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New York chambers of commerce calls for federal ban on assault weapons
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) — Another call for a federal ban on assault weapons.
This is coming from the Buffalo Niagara Business Partnership and other chambers of commerce from across the state, including the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, in the wake of the Buffalo mass shooting.
Police say an AR-15 was used in the attack at the Tops Friendly Markets in that city last month.
“The massacre in Buffalo not only underscores the hate festering in some, but the irresponsible and needless access to weapons of war designed to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” said Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. “As representatives of employers across New York, we have a responsibility to stand up and fight for policies to help keep our places of business, employees, customers, and communities safe.”
Democrat Mark Poloncarz and Republican Chrissy Casilio couldn’t have been more different in their answers Thursday at a forum hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — The joint bid by Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse to secure potentially tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for a “tech hub” faces stiff competition.
But the partners in the bid say they believe their regional approach will give them a leg up in the competition.
As family and friends come together to celebrate Labor Day and honor the working men and women who are the lifeblood of our economy, it seems appropriate to reflect on the kind of workforce our community needs now and in the future.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Grant Loomis to the position of Senior Vice President, effective Friday, August 18. In his new role, Grant will continue to provide exemplary leadership and strategic guidance to the organization’s economic development, workforce, and government relations initiatives.