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Manufacturing Council Meeting 10/7/21

BNP’s Q4 Manufacturing Council meeting focused on the New York State Climate and Community Investment Act’s potential impact on the manufacturing sector. We were joined by NYS Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and Donna DeCarolis, President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. This meeting also covered upcoming federal vaccination regulations for

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Manufacturing Council Hosts: Legalized Cannabis & the Workplace

BNP’s third Manufacturing Council meeting of 2021 focused on how organizations of all sizes can plan for New York State’s changing cannabis laws and how to effectively communicate these changes to employees and stakeholders. On March 31, 2021, NYS legalized adult-use cannabis and expanded its existing medical marijuana and cannabinoid

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Manufacturing Council Hosts: Adapting Re-Entry Policies During COVID-19

The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting to discuss adapting workplace policies, practices and procedures to address the real concerns of employees and clients who come on site. Businesses face a host of challenges in reopening during the COVID-19 public health emergency. One of the biggest: Adapting workplace policies, practices,

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Manufacturing Council Hosts: Navigating lending, tax law changes and the future of PPP

The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the future of COVID-19 related governmental financial assistance and lending opportunities for local businesses. The federal government is supplementing the original Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and new United States Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) guidance is

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Manufacturing Council Hosts: Employer Liability Protection

The Manufacturing Council hosted a virtual meeting for all local employers, especially in the manufacturing sector, who are concerned about facility safety standards and employee safety in an ever changing business and regulatory climate. The event was presented by Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC and focused on protecting the future

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Helping Employers Solve Talent Issues

Manufacturing Council meeting highlights ways the Partnership is working with area companies to build sustainable talent pipelines.  It is the number one concern of employers in Western New York, the common pain point – how do companies find and retain qualified talent? The Manufacturing Council’s first meeting of 2020 presented

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Industry 4.0 is already here. Are manufacturers ready?

Since the invention of the wheel, technology has driven industrial progress. Today’s advances give manufacturers an array of options to produce high quality, consistent products faster, more efficiently and, ultimately, for less cost. So how do manufacturers transition to new technologies while remaining profitable? And what impact is technology having on

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A Sense of Security: Trends in Building & Property Security

Manufacturing Council meeting at Moog spotlights current trends in building and property security measures Does your company or organization have established procedures in place for an emergency situation in or outside your facilities? Have you ever conducted a risk assessment for threats to your building and property or for cyber

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