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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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365 Days BN Manufacturers

Buffalo Niagara Manufacturers: 365 Days Without a Shut Down

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything the modern workforce has experienced. Buffalo Niagara’s manufacturing sector, and its dedicated employees, have worked through unprecedented challenges while most of our community’s daily functions shut down. Their innovative safety protocols and due diligence are helping to keep us safe, limiting the spread of

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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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NYS Looking for Manufacturers to Help Produce Needed Medical Supplies

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to providing employers with the latest information and resources to help you deal with COVID-19 and its impact on our community, state and nation.  You can also visit our resource page – it is being regularly updated to provide you the most up-to-date information. 3/24/20

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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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Manufacturing in Buffalo still punches above its weight

One of the greatest privileges of my role at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has been the opportunity to see firsthand the manufacturing operations preset here in Western New York.  I’ve observed so much cool stuff being manufactured right in my own backyard. It’s like an extended episode of “How It’s

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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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