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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is proud to work on behalf of our membership.  Whether drawing attention to an important issue or introducing programs and initiatives, our work reflects the needs and wants of WNY's business community.  Here's what we've been doing lately...

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By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 29, 2022

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.

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

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 22, 2022

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.

David Robinson: Hiring stagnates as companies come to grips with an uncertain economy

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 22, 2022

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.

Employees face financial peril with ‘benefits cliff’

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 18, 2022

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.”

Worker shortage top of mind for employers

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 14, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo News) — With the region’s unemployment rate running at historic lows, companies are scrambling to recruit and keep talent. But it’s a complex problem for employers to solve.

Are Buffalo Niagara employers embracing diversity?

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 1, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo News) — Local employers are making headway on diversity, equity and inclusion, but they’ve still got work to do. Those are some of the themes from the latest assessment by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, two years after the business group conducted an initial survey.

WNY business leaders lay out concerns to candidates for governor

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Oct 24, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the region’s chamber of commerce, is making sure the concerns of Western New York’s businesses are heard ahead of election day.

Help still wanted: hiring dominates employers’ concerns

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Oct 14, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —Finding and keeping qualified talent is top of mind for employers in the Buffalo Niagara region. It once again the led the list of employers’ foremost concerns in a survey of Buffalo Niagara Partnership members.

With border restrictions eased, Canadians are returning to Western New York to shop

By communications@thepartnership.org | Oct 7, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —
“ArriveCan being eliminated is big but in my opinion the random testing and vaccination requirements were an extreme deterrent for quick trips across the border,” said Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership

With Canada lifting most travel restrictions, border communities breathe sigh of relief

By communications@thepartnership.org | Sep 27, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) —Dottie Gallagher, president of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said fears of random testing and possible quarantines in Ontario all worked to discourage significant aspects of the region’s integrated economy. She called the move “quite frankly, long overdue,” especially for those travelers discouraged to even try navigating requirements like ArriveCan.