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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.”
Partnership expands outreach through minority business program
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
Buffalo Next: For businesses, the bill is coming due for the pandemic surge in unemployment benefits
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — New York State owes $9.3 billion to the federal government for funds borrowed to cover the cost of unemployment claims that soared during the pandemic. Now the bill from Uncle Sam is coming due. And small businesses worry they will get stuck with the
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announces first 5 participants in their Minority-Owned Business Initiative
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) has a long-standing commitment to promote a diverse and inclusive business climate in the WNY region. To further this commitment, BNP has joined forces with Bank of America and National Grid to create an underwriting fund to sponsor BNP memberships as part of their new Minority-Owned Business Initiative.
6 executives focused on diversity have big ideas for Buffalo Niagara’s companies
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The Buffalo Niagara region is becoming a more diverse place – and that growing diversity is a big reason why the local population is growing again after five decades of decline.