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Q&A with Sesha Yalamanchili – D&I Consultant

By Claire Petrie, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series is coming up! As you saw in my recent blog post, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series event is coming up! I decided to interview Sesha Yalamanchili, who will be hosting the third event of the

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Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series

By Claire Petrie, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Learning Series is coming up!   I’m so excited that The Partnership pivoted to virtual events and added this important event to the lineup this year – especially since the 2020 D&I Symposium had to be rescheduled

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SHRM Recertification Provider

Partnership Named SHRM Recertification Provider

The Partnership has officially been named an authorized Recertification Provider by the Society for Human Resource Management.      The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has officially been named an authorized Recertification Provider by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With this certification, participants in our qualified educational trainings and other HR-related programming will now have the

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Access BNP Members-Only Content

The Partnership is excited to offer access to a library of our events and programs to current members.    Each event is designed and executed with the goal of helping our members succeed in business.  This exclusive content features industry experts and thought leaders that enable our members to stay up-to-date on a variety of topics related to running a business and tackle pressing business issues, all while providing a forum to connect with other businesses. Because of

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Staff Spotlight - Krystal Testa

Staff Spotlight: Krystal Testa

A huge congratulations is in order to our latest staff spotlight, Krystal Testa who was just recently promoted to Senior Manager of Events! Krystal is responsible for the creation, planning, logistics and execution of the Partnership’s 60+ events each year. In addition, she is responsible for writing sponsorships for events, programming

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Winter Internship Provides Tremendous Experience

As my marketing and events internship at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is reaching its end, I can’t help but to reflect on this valuable experience.  This was my first job in an actual professional environment so I was extremely unsure about what it would be like day-to-day and how to

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Gaining Valuable Experience as a Partnership Intern

My experience at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership as a marketing and events intern was valuable. The working culture was conducive to learning and everyone was very friendly. I had a chance not only to work for marketing and events, but to also check out other departments.  My supervisor, Krystal Testa,

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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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expert forum

Expert Forum: Making Our Community Healthier Through Partnerships

Written by: Nora McGuire, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Independent Health Independent Health currently partners with various local organizations and businesses to offer programs and activities that encourage people to get active and adopt healthy behaviors. Here’s just a sample of what we’re doing to create a culture of

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Tips for Young Professionals in Networking

How Young Professionals Can Add Value while Networking

Networking is all about building relationships and adding value to the conversation. So as a young professional, how do you add value if you feel that you have nothing to contribute? The good news is that being a young professional is often a value add in itself – you just

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