By Mike Cardus | Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to present the 2019 BN360 Spotlight Professionals, sponsored by Alpine Films. Each year, BN360 highlights 12 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. Meet Sarah Backwitz, the Spotlight Professional for April 2019.
One of the privileges of my position as BN360 Program Manager is having the opportunity to meet and learn about incredible young professionals in the Buffalo Niagara region. Kerry Battenfeld, the BN360 Spotlight Professional for the month of March, is one such person. Kerry’s passion for people and her love for the Buffalo Niagara region are infectious—and, as you’ll read in our interview below, they keep her inspired professionally.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to present the 2019 BN360 Spotlight Professionals, sponsored by Alpine Films.
The summer in between graduating high school and starting college, my Dad “made me” take a summer job with a friend of his at a local nonprofit in Buffalo. I would be helping while someone was on leave by filing, stuffing envelopes, mailing new hire packets, answering incoming calls, taking meeting minutes, you name it. I came in every day and did as I was asked.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to present the 2019 BN360 Spotlight Professionals, with the support of Alpine Films.
Attracting and retaining young professionals remains a key focus as the region looks to sustain and build upon its resurgence. But by 2022, data projections from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the nation’s population of professionals ages 25-34 will grow by 4 percent, while that population in our own region is expected to decline by about 1 percent.
“The mission of Morehouse College is to develop men with disciplined minds who will live lives of leadership and service.”
~ Excerpt, Morehouse College Mission Statement
As BN360, the Partnership’s young professional engagement and development program, kicks off its 2019 programming year, we sat down with Rachael Herrmann, our BN360 Program Manager, to learn more about BN360 and how it can help young professionals throughout the region achieve their professional goals in 2019.