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Enjoying a Good Time For a Good Cause

BN360’s Happy Hour for a Cause events support area non-profits Buffalo Niagara 360 (BN360) – the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s young professionals program – is dedicated to networking, leadership development and community engagement in Western New York. BN360 creates an inclusive and collaborative network of resources that can empower talented individuals to

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Why it’s Time to Get a New BN360 Membership

The 2016-2017 Season Starts Soon! With over 500 members, and a network that grows rapidly each year, now is the time to get involved with BN360. All of our events (excluding Happy Hour for a Cause) are free for BN360 members – and with an annual cost ranging from $50-$80 for

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Fill it, find it or feature it.

Partnership connecting students and summer internships through Say Yes Buffalo If your business offers summer internships, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership can help fill them with qualified candidates. If you’re a college student on a Say Yes Buffalo scholarship looking for an internship, the Partnership can help you find it. If

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Rise of the Rest Pitch- September 30th

On September 30th Rise of the Rest will be visiting Buffalo to learn about our entrepreneur ecosystem and host a business plan competition. After getting a taste of what the region there will be an open fireside chat between Steve and Jordan Levy of Softbank Capital NY and the $100,000

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Strengthening your “soft skills”

Over the last year and a half, we have been meeting with members, surveying our board and speaking with workforce development professionals about current workforce issues. While there are many training, education and other issues employers and individuals are facing, the issue we hear the most about (across the board)

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Rise of the Rest initiative comes to Buffalo

It was recently announced that Steve Case – co-founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution – will be visiting Buffalo on Sept. 30 as part of the ‘Rise of the Rest’ initiative. This is exciting news for the community, as according to this Buffalo News article, Case is coming here

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The Communities that Work Partnership: BNP’s role

Have you heard about the Communities that Work Partnership? Through a nationally competitive review process, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership was chosen as one of seven organizations to participate in a new joint project of the Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) of the Aspen Institute and the Economic Development Administration of the

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SolarCity: bringing jobs to Buffalo

Did you hear that SolarCity plans to create 1,460 jobs in Buffalo Niagara? As the SolarCity factory continues to grow, area educators and training providers are working with SolarCity and the Department of Labor to host job fairs and recruitment sessions. While most of the hiring is planned for 2016,

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Consolidated Funding Application: now open

The Regional Economic Development Council is once again making funding available through its Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for workforce development. The CFA represents a great opportunity for companies looking to create or grow a workforce development program. Since the launch of the Consolidated Funding Application in 2011, 235 projects have been awarded

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Summer internships strengthen students and business

With summer right around the corner, many students are looking for summer internships. Internships are vital to student’s career readiness, as they teach students about both the technical and soft skills needed to compete in the workforce. Internships also provide students with a way to explore career options and learn

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