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9.20.21 Advocacy Alert: Border Closure Extended Through October

This morning, the U.S. federal government announced that it will be extending its closure to Canadian travelers through October 21.   Non-essential Canadian travelers have been banned from entering the U.S. since March 2020. Despite calls from the BNP, numerous members of Congress, and chambers across the nation to open the border, the

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7.21.21 Advocacy Alert: US Extends Canadian Border Closure to August 21

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it was extending its ban on non-essential land entry by Canadian travelers through August 21. The move comes on the heels of Canada’s decision Monday to reopen its land border to vaccinated, non-essential American travelers on August 9. Canada’s decision and calls from our

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6.22.21 Webinar Growing a Cannabis Economy: Lessons from Hamilton, ON

What does New York’s recent legalization of cannabis mean for workplaces, the state’s regulatory framework and the Buffalo Niagara economy? Join BNP in a conversation with our friends in Canada for lessons learned during their pre- and post-legalization periods. You’ll hear about the experiences of cannabis production and retail taking

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It’s Time to Reopen the U.S.-Canada Border

The time has come to reopen the U.S.-Canada land border. The border has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 – over a full year. After a year of financial devastation, the economies of Southern Ontario and Western New York need a boost, and reopening the border would provide it.  

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Members-Only Webisode: Capital Conversations – Crossing the Border

WATCH Crossing the Bridge: Reopening the Border and Maximizing USMCA in the COVID-19 World About this Webinar: The U.S. – Canada border is an economic lifeline for Buffalo Niagara and several current events are impacting our cross-border economy, including: USMCA (new NAFTA) taking effect 7/1 Closing of the U.S. –

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CANAM Cross-Border Trade Designated as Essential Travel

As with all aspects of the local economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting travel across the U.S/Canadian border. Today, the U.S. government released new restricted travel standards via the federal register. While most travel is now restricted, the movement of cargo is officially considered essential travel. International trade is

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Understanding Your Market in a Cross-Border Business

CanAm Council Meeting Looks at Operationalizing a Cross-Border Business and the Importance of Understanding your Market. By: Blair Severn, CanAm Council Executive in Residence and Chairman of Enabling Ideas It is elementary. If you want to make the grade in a cross-border business, you have to do the homework. That

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Creativity Knows No Boundaries

CanAm Council meeting highlights two sides of marketing for cross border business. How do you get Canadian beer drinkers to Buffalo to sample the local brews? How does a Canadian digital marketing firm lasso a client in the great state of Texas? Those were two of the challenges presented at

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