Skip to content

In the News

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

Blog Categories

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.

Following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many local companies have invested in tools to allow their employees to work from home. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual survey found 70% of its members have some form of permanent hybrid work plan.

“So, I think it will be different for those companies,” said BNP President CEO Dottie Gallagher. “But, of course, we have a lot of members who work in manufacturing and health care who can't work remotely.”

Read more here.

Related Posts

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 2022 ATHENA Organizational Award® Finalists 

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | March 21, 2022

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announced the Organizational Award Finalists for the 31st Annual ATHENA Awards.

The Editorial Board: ‘Benefits Cliff Calculator’ takes a step toward managing an economic hazard

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | March 10, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — In facing, head on, the “benefits cliff,” the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is making an important effort to help underemployed individuals who may risk losing benefits by accepting overtime or a promotion, while also assisting business owners overcome staffing problems. The benefits cliff is a

Partnership expands outreach through minority business program

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | March 7, 2022

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

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | February 24, 2022

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