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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.”
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.