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BUFFALO, NY (Buffalo Business First) — Dottie Gallagher has been president since 2013 of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, which serves as a chamber of commerce for the region. The strengths of the partnership are in advocacy, business development and convening, she said.

As the CEO of the partnership, with its 1,243 members, she said she and her staff of 20 must work harder to demonstrate the return on investment for members.

“In the post-pandemic world, everything has changed,” she said. “The days of pure civic gifting for all chambers are over. We have to show and articulate our value. Luckily, we’ve had the best year of membership in many, many years.”

Read the interview here.

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