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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...

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announces second cohort of Minority-Owned Business Initiative Program Expanded to Respond to Applicant Needs

By communications@thepartnership.org | Jun 1, 2023

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s (BNP’s) Minority Business Initiative (MBI) strives to eliminate the obstacles that have long hindered minority business ownership by providing minority-owned businesses access to BNP’s extensive resources and networks to build their business. The 2023 cohort was announced at today’s DEI Symposium and includes two tracks to better serve participant needs. The MBI Program is funded through generous underwriting of Bank of America, National Grid, and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Another Voice: Proposed recycling reform would harm manufacturers

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 31, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — New York lawmakers are rightfully looking to address the problem of plastic waste. One of Albany’s proposed solutions is an extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill called the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act (S.4246/A.5322).

Note to Albany: Pushing workers over ‘benefits cliff’ makes no sense

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 24, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — If the moral imperative of making work pay doesn’t prompt compensation adequate for a decent life – and clearly it often doesn’t – maybe the impact on the economy of penalizing workers for bettering themselves will change some minds.

Buffalo Niagara tourism builds back from Covid crash, but faces challenges

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 19, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As the weather gets warmer, tourism in the Buffalo Niagara region becomes more visible – whether it’s the blue ponchos at the Maid of the Mist or convention attendees making their way down Franklin street to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Rethinking hiring practices to appeal to young candidates

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Apr 22, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — While some businesses are staying afloat, others are still trying to get back on their feet after the pandemic – Seth Piccirillo

ATHENA Awards 2023 Recognizes Exceptional Women and Organizations

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Mar 30, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y (WGRZ) — The 2023 ATHENA Awards was held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Hundreds were on hand for the event put on by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

The award is celebrated in more than 500 communities and eight countries, recognizing the contributions made by individuals and organizations to advance the status of women. – Liz Benkovich

While some businesses are staying afloat, others are still trying to get back on their feet after the pandemic

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Mar 30, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — While some businesses are staying afloat, others are still trying to get back on their feet after the pandemic – Seth Piccirillo

Adaptive reuse policies play a key role in WNY’s historic renovation projects

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Mar 30, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Buffalo Business First) — Developers say adaptive reuse policies help to pencil out projects.- Dottie Gallagher

Impact on Business From State Proposals on Gas and Minimum Wage

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Mar 30, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) — Impact on business from state proposals on gas and minimum wage – Grant Loomis

BNP Welcomes Kenya Hobbs as new Dir. Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives

By communications@thepartnership.org | Mar 1, 2023

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kenya K. Hobbs as Director, Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives.