Events: Press Releases

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 27th Annual ATHENA Award® Recipient

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is excited to announce Norma Nowak, Ph.D., Executive Director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences, as the recipient of the 2017 ATHENA Award®. A packed house of over 500 people were on hand at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center this afternoon for the announcement. The ATHENA Leadership Award® honors exceptional individuals who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence, contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and actively assist others, particularly women, in realizing their full leadership potential.

Manufacturing Month Kickoff Event Begins October Focus on WNY Manufacturing

BUFFALO, N.Y– The Buffalo Niagara Partnership Manufacturers’ Council will kick off its 2015-16 season and mark the beginning of its Manufacturing Month initiative with an opening event on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. The event is open to Partnership members as well as non-members and will feature local and national manufacturing experts, with discussions on the top issues facing manufacturers in the region today.

24th Annual Athena Awards Finalists Announced

BUFFALO–The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will present the 24th Annual ATHENA Awards® Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, with title sponsor First Niagara Bank.  The recipients of the awards will be individuals in the Buffalo Niagara region who demonstrate support for the goals of female professionals, and provide significant and selfless assistance on their behalf.

Small Business Day Promotes Six-Point Agenda

ALBANY, NY – Small business owners and business leaders from across the state assembled in Albany today to participate in Small Business Day. The effort, led by the National Federation of Independent Businesses of New York, focused on a six-point legislative agenda of the challenges faced by the state’s 2 million small businesses.

Entrepalooza ‘13 is Announced

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives, Leadership Buffalo, and University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni Association are teaming to present Entrepalooza ‘13 at the Lodge at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm. Event organizers have focused the day’s programming on Entrepalooza ‘13’s central theme of Leadership. More than 300 entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the Buffalo Niagara region are expected to attend the ninth annual full day program.