Events: Press Releases

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Names 2019 ATHENA Award® Recipients

BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce and the area representative for ATHENA International, today announced JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), as the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award®. The Partnership also announced Katie Krawczyk, a partner and the CEO of 19 IDEAS, as the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 28th Annual ATHENA Award® Recipient

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership today announced New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul as the recipient of the 2018 ATHENA Award®. A packed house of over 600 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.

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.