Calling all manufacturers: mark your calendars!

As the regional chamber of commerce, it is our pleasure to help advocate for our members and provide them with opportunities to have their voices heard.

We’re thrilled to call your attention to two upcoming opportunities for our manufacturing members:

Both events represent a chance for our manufacturing members to speak to state politicians about the policies that are of most importance to them.

Buffalo Niagara Night in Albany (2014)
Buffalo Niagara Night in Albany (2014)

Buffalo Niagara Night, held at the Merry Monk in Albany just outside of the capitol building, is a public reception event that provides excellent networking opportunities with the local delegation from the State Senate and Assembly.

On March 10, Partnership staff will lead a lobbying tour of the state legislature in order to directly connect our members with lawmakers. This provides the opportunity for face-to-face contact with politicians, where you can discuss issues that are most important to your business.

On March 23, MACNY (the Manufacturing Association of Central New York, based in Syracuse) is hosting its 8th annual Manufacturing Day in Albany at the Hilton Albany General.

I encourage any and all of our manufacturing members looking for some face time with state legislators to attend.

Guests enjoying authentic chicken wings at last year’s Buffalo Niagara Night

The goal of MACNY is to dedicate an entire day to manufacturing issues that impact the entire state.

We feel strongly that advocacy is most effective when we have business leaders that demonstrate how and why they are effected by policies.

The opportunities mentioned above allow for direct access to legislators so that our regional manufacturers can communicate their needs and goals.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these advocacy events, please contact me for more information. I hope to see you there!