Buffalo Niagara Partnership Releases Member Pulse Report

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the area’s regional chamber of commerce, announces the release of its Member Pulse Report, summarizing the findings of the Partnership’s annual Advocacy & Member Survey. The survey asked members about their perceptions of the business climate in Buffalo Niagara and New York State, as well as their top concerns as an employer in the region.

Employ Buffalo Niagara Appoints Two Workforce Development Managers

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announces that Employ Buffalo Niagara – a coalition of employers, community leaders, educators and service providers – has named Moyla Halimy and Caitlin Sutton as Workforce Development Managers. Halimy and Sutton will assist the coalition with efforts to strengthen the local job market and give employers better access to a greater number of qualified, diverse job candidates through employer-led workforce development. The Partnership created and oversees the efforts of the Employ Buffalo Niagara coalition.

Bi-national Business, Government and Labor Leaders Stand Together in Opposing Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership joined together with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce (Ontario), as well as government and labor leaders, in opposing the steel and aluminum tariffs recently imposed by the Trump administration.  The bi-national group believes the tariffs will negatively impact the economy on both sides of the border, drive up costs for manufacturers and consumers and threaten jobs.  In late May, President Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imported from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, as well as a 10 percent tariff on aluminum.  The move comes as the United States attempts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.

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.