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Regional Business Organizations Call For Federal Assault Weapons Ban; Say It’s Time For Business Leaders To Speak Up
ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (RCBJ) — The New York Business community is stepping out of its usual advocacy and education roles and advocating for gun control; to begin, a coalition of business organizations are calling for a federal assault weapons ban.
In a press briefing Monday, the Business Council of Westchester, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of New York State, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce are calling on Congress to pass meaningful gun control in the wake of two deadly mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, TX.
“We are standing side by side with this partnership on this critical issue,” said Dottie Gallagher, president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. “This is not a typical lane for chambers. But we can’t sit around. We have an obligation. We must stand up and fight for policy to keep us safe.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”