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BN360 Spotlight Blog: An Interview with Kerry Battenfeld

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

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BN360 Spotlight Blog: Let Your Legacy Live On

“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 I love my alma mater. Founded on Feb. 14, 1867, as a training ground for Baptist ministers, Morehouse College established a legacy that is

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BN360 Spotlight Blog: The Impact of Love

Growing up on the east side of Buffalo in municipal housing, as long as I can remember, the greatest point of college entry and later success was through sports. However, unlike most kids in my neighborhood whose end goal was to play for the NFL or the NBA, I wanted to

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April BN360 Spotlight Professional Rasul Khan

BN360 Spotlight Blog: The Legacy One Leaves Behind

A principle in life instilled in me ever since childhood was to make positive impacts in the world I live in. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said, “If you want to leave your footprints on the sands of time, do not drag your feet.” How do you want to be remembered in

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March 2018 BN360 Spotlight Professional: De'yron Tabb

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Embracing New Beginnings

Growing up, I always wanted to work with my hands, so I learned the various trades with my godfather, Brent McCalister, who also taught me the great disciplines of hard work and how to become a solid young man. I loved the skilled trades, with a preference for electrical, so

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Using Difficult Conversations to Benefit Your Life and Career

Everyone knows that lawyers love to argue.  In fact, it’s our job.  While most people shy away from difficult conversations, we and other professionals see the extraordinary opportunities that lie within conflict.  Confronting something head-on, like negotiating a raise or solving a dispute with a coworker, will likely feel uncomfortable

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