Why we say no to a biometric system at the U.S. Canadian border

The debate over President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration has put the possibility of implementing biometric tests at Buffalo Niagara’s international border crossings back in the news.  The President’s Executive Order calls for the expedited completion of the Biometric Entry-Exit Tracking System.  While the collection of biometric information – fingerprints, facial images, and iris scans – was first discussed post-September 11th as a way to collect more information on foreign travelers, it wasn’t until 2004 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began collecting this information at select ports of entry.  As recently as September 2016, DHS stated its goal to introduce fingerprint scanning at 20 of the busiest airports by 2018.

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 have to tap into that as a resource. You have insight and experience into viewpoints, technology, and people that many senior level professionals do not.  Networking is all about giving, so here are five tips that add value while  simultaneously bridging any experience gap.

Taking advantage of cross-border opportunities

The Partnership is proud to partner with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce to present “Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region,” a summit for business owners and leaders on April 14, 2016 at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.

This event serves as a tremendous opportunity for companies on both sides of the border to take advantage of our proximity to one another and leverage their businesses.