BN360 Spotlight Blog: What Makes a Successful Leader

“If you’re alone at the top, you’re a hiker, not a leader.” – John Maxwell While working at Alliance Advisory Group, I had the opportunity to be mentored by chairman and CEO Bob Fashano. He believed it was his mission to help develop leaders – and everything he did was

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Expert Forum

Expert Forum: Architectural Resources

Expert Forum written by: John F. Doster, AIA NCARB DBIA, Managing Principal  at Architectural Resources When John Doster graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture in 1985, he figured he would leave the Buffalo area to pursue his career. The city was in decline, new development was practically non-existent and the

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What does it mean to be an Athena?

For the past 25 years, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has honored the valuable contributions made by area individuals to advance the status of women in the Buffalo Niagara region. The ATHENA Leadership Award®, and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® are given to individuals who have achieved professional success, contribute

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STEP Ahead 2016: Women in Manufacturing Awards

The Manufacturing Institute is now accepting applications for their 2016 STEP Ahead Awards, recognizing women in manufacturing. According to the Manufacturing Institute, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative honors and promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership. That’s a good

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Member Spotlight: 19 IDEAS

To celebrate our members and their accomplishments, we have started a Member Spotlight blog series. This month, Partnership Member 19 IDEAS, Inc. shares information about digital marketing, starting your own business and the value of participating in our Executive Exchange program. I had the pleasure of speaking with Katie Krawczyk, Partner

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Bad delegation can result in failure

Delegation is one of the ways that business owners and managers prioritize, develop employees and solve business problems. Delegation happens often but sometimes fails. What causes delegation to fail? Most of the time, it’s a lack of communication. When you’re delegating work but the work just isn’t getting done, take

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5 reasons to join our expanded Manufacturers Council

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturers Council is expanding! You may have heard the buzz about the incredible work that our 12 member volunteer team has accomplished, including our sold-out tour series. We are now expanding the council and offering you the opportunity to join the general body of one of

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Buffalo’s Leadership Coalition: supporting entrepreneurs

Today has been an exciting day for Buffalo Niagara’s entrepreneurs and start-up community. While we are excited about the announcement of the second year of the 43 North business plan competition, we are equally excited for the teams who have been living and working in Buffalo since January. The winning

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Call for nominations – 2014 ATHENA Awards®

Do you know a Buffalo Niagara professional that is making a difference in our region? The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is excited to announce that we have opened nominations for the 2014 ATHENA Leadership Award®, and the ATHENA Young Professionals Award®. The ATHENA Awards® are designed to promote and honor the

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