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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...

Assessment serves as tool to benchmark and inform WNY’s D&I work 

By communications@thepartnership.org | Jul 15, 2022

(Buffalo, NY) The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) is inviting the region’s businesses to participate in an assessment to determine how far the Western New York (WNY) Community has progressed in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices since the BNP’s first assessment conducted in 2020.

Partnership, coalition of business chambers urge feds to ban assault weapons

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jun 7, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBFO) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is one of several chambers of commerce from across New York State who are, as a coalition calling on Congress to ban assault weapons at the federal level. “We think this is common sense gun reform and a responsible step this country

Town Hall: Call to ban assault weapons nationwide

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jun 7, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ) — Dottie Gallagher is the President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. She led that announcement and endorsed the piece of legislation. Watch the interview here.

New York business groups urge federal action on gun control

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jun 6, 2022

ALBANY, N.Y. (Spectrum News 1) — A coalition of business organizations in New York on Monday called for federal action on gun control legislation following a string of mass shootings across the country. The backing of federal legislation from the Business Council of New York State, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership,

New York chambers of commerce calls for federal ban on assault weapons

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jun 6, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) — Another call for a federal ban on assault weapons. This is coming from the Buffalo Niagara Business Partnership and other chambers of commerce from across the state, including the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, in the wake of the Buffalo mass shooting. Police say an AR-15

Business groups in NY back federal assault weapons ban

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jun 6, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — A coalition of business groups in New York State, including the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, is calling for Congress to reinstate a ban on assault-style weapons – an unusual issue for business advocates to throw their weight behind. “While gun control may not be a

Regional Business Organizations Call For Federal Assault Weapons Ban; Say It’s Time For Business Leaders To Speak Up

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jun 6, 2022

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.

Transportation to suburban jobs remains challenge for some city residents

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 9, 2022

Erie County recently announced a program designed to assist small businesses that may have lost revenue during the COVID pandemic, helping them with exterior façade upgrades and improvements that will in turn attract new customers, business and revenue. The program will grant eligible small businesses in Erie County up to $40,000 to renovate their storefronts to increase foot traffic into their stores.

Two-year pilot program to support working individuals from public benefits to self-sufficiency

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 5, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County elected officials have launched a “Live Well Erie Workforce Development” program to help fight labor shortage. The CEO of Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Dottie Gallagher, passionately says the project focuses on having solutions to the workforce shortage. “It’s a demonstration project that says you can

Erie County pilot program to target ‘benefits cliff’

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 5, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Spectrum News 1) — Erie County leaders announced a new pilot program aimed to help the working poor. County Executive Mark Poloncarz introduced the Live Well Erie Workforce Development Pilot Project that connects employers, employees and community resources to help people who receive social services overcome the “benefits