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Expert Forum: Key questions employers should ask before choosing group health coverage

By communications@thepartnership.org | Sep 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Expert Forum: Key questions employers should ask before choosing group health coverage

Several studies underscore the cost of poor health on worker productivity, including a 2018 study by the Integrated Benefits Institute which found costs related to lost productivity from illness amounts to $530 billion annually, or 60 cents for every dollar employers spend on health coverage.

The Art of Storytelling: An Interview with Facilitator Herb Escher, CEO, Dale Carnegie

By communications@thepartnership.org | Sep 27, 2022 | Comments Off on The Art of Storytelling: An Interview with Facilitator Herb Escher, CEO, Dale Carnegie

BN360 is proud to present The Art of Storytelling on Friday, September 30th at noon. This virtual webinar will give you the tools to transform the way you connect with people and jump-start your professional development. We sat down with facilitator, Herb Escher, CEO of Dale Carnegie of WNY and the Greater Boston Area to find out why you should attend this event.

Collaborate on inclusive leadership with the D&I Executive Exchange

By communications@thepartnership.org | Sep 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Collaborate on inclusive leadership with the D&I Executive Exchange

The Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Executive Exchange provides a unique, peer-to-peer forum for leaders to collaboratively share skills and strategies in D&I practices.  Designed specifically for senior leaders with the highest level of responsibility for D&I initiatives, the program is facilitated by our expert in residence Sesha Yalamanchili. 

Cultural humility. The term may be unfamiliar, but it is a critical component to any organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

BNP’s Minority Business Initiative: Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities –

By communications@thepartnership.org | Sep 15, 2022 | Comments Off on BNP’s Minority Business Initiative: Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities –

The Minority Owned Business Initiative (MBI) is entering its second year in 2023.  This initiative seeks to help break through the barriers that have historically challenged minority business ownership and create a pathway to board membership for participants.

Cultural humility. The term may be unfamiliar, but it is a critical component to any organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Understanding Cultural Humility

By communications@thepartnership.org | Sep 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Understanding Cultural Humility

Anna-Lesa Calvert to present during D&I Virtual Learning Series

Cultural humility. The term may be unfamiliar, but it is a critical component to any organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Preview: BNP Advocacy Insider – September 2022

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Sep 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Preview: BNP Advocacy Insider – September 2022

Our Monthly Members-Only recap of the latest Advocacy, and Government news.

Members must be logged in to view this content or visit the Member Portal.

Expert Forum: Will a sports injury, genetics, or overactivity affect me or my child as we age?

By communications@thepartnership.org | Sep 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Expert Forum: Will a sports injury, genetics, or overactivity affect me or my child as we age?

You might not think about it when you’re a teen or young adult, but the orthopaedic injuries we experience in our youth can have implications later in life. Your genetic makeup may also play a factor in joint deterioration or mobility as you get older, but it’s not all doom and gloom: You or your child CAN make a full recovery and also take steps to stay healthy as you age! Here are some common scenarios that Excelsior Orthopaedics treats people for every day.

Thomas Weimer, 2022 BN360 Spotlight Professional

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Sep 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Thomas Weimer, 2022 BN360 Spotlight Professional

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to present one of our October 2022 BN360 Spotlight Professionals, Thomas Weimer.

Each year, BN360 highlights up-and-coming young professionals who strive for professional growth and development, care for their community, and are passionate about the future of the Buffalo Niagara region.

Staff Spotlight: Meet Grant Loomis

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Aug 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Staff Spotlight: Meet Grant Loomis

We are pleased to introduce Grant Loomis, BNP’s Vice President, Government Affairs & Economic Development as our latest Staff Spotlight.

Grant is responsible for developing and advancing the BNP’s advocacy agenda.

Learn a little bit more about Grant in this brief Q&A.

Advocacy Alert

Preview: 8.24.22 Advocacy Alert: Primary #2 Wrap-Up

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Aug 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Preview: 8.24.22 Advocacy Alert: Primary #2 Wrap-Up

Late last night, elections officials tallied results for primary and special elections.