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Bi-national luncheon with Canadian Cabinet Minister

On August 22, we had the pleasure of joining the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce as they hosted a bi-national luncheon in Niagara Falls, Ontario featuring keynote speaker the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Canada’s Minister of National Defense.

Left to right: Jim Diodati, City of Niagara Falls Mayor; Joanne Campagna, Can-Am Council Chair; Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defense; Jeff Cairns, President of Charlesway Corporation Limited; Kithio Mwanzia, Director of Policy & Government Relations, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

The event was hosted in collaboration with the Partnership, the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition and the Council of the Great Lakes Region.

Using local resources to grow international sales

Manufacturing is alive and well in Western New York. The local economy has a robust number of manufacturing companies in various industries with tremendous potential.

Regardless of the product being made, local manufacturers rely on sales to drive growth. However, if they only rely on sales within the U.S., then they miss out on substantial growth opportunities.

The Partnership prepares for Primary Day

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 9, 2014) is Primary Day for New York State elections, and Buffalo Niagara is privy to two hotly contested legislative races in the 60th Senate District and in the 141st Assembly District.

Generally, the Partnership does not engage in primary races (read more about our engagement policies here) – but two candidates are on the ballot tomorrow who we’ve identified as deserving of our early support: Senator Mark Grisanti and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes.

Gearing up for the political season

The political season is upon us and in our role as the region’s leading business advocacy organization, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is engaged in the process.

Like most organizations our size, we engage in political action which includes endorsements and financial support for candidates that support economic development for our region.