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BN360 Spotlight Blog: What can you do to give back?

By Jeff Rathmann | BN360 Spotlight Professional, September 2019 I struggle with time management. I always want to do everything, and often feel sleep is a waste of time.  When you step back and look at the big picture, life is more than our day-to-day busy lives, it is about

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Pamela Szalay Joins Leader Exchange Program as Facilitator

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to introduce the newest facilitator in our Leader Exchange program – Pamela Szalay, president and founder of the consulting firm Imagine & headquartered in Buffalo. Pamela facilitates monthly sessions in the Partnership’s Leader Exchange program, a unique peer to peer leadership development program focused

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Learning What Matters Most to Your YP Employees

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and BN360, the Partnership’s Young Professionals program, conducted a survey over the summer of the region’s young professionals aimed at better understanding how they view the region and future career opportunities. The survey focused on what the business community and public sector can do to strengthen

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BN360 Spotlight Professional - Erin Torcello

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Keep Yourself Open to Discovery

My 18 year-old-self probably would not recognize my 35 year-old-self – and that is a great thing.  My 18 year-old-self had aspirations of leaving Western New York for the greener pastures of New York City, Boston or Washington, D.C.  But, if you can push aside your stereotypes and preconceived notions

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BN360 Spotlight Professional: Amanda Paul

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Opportunity Is Everywhere

“Opportunity”… Hmm, this is a word I often use to entice others or make a tedious task sound somewhat great. “Check out this opportunity to get some community service hours!”—a statement I frequently use when needing to transport large furniture to a family. “Dear, this opportunity may not ever come

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BN360 Spotlight Jason Denue

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Keep Doing the Homework

Soon after I started my career, my uncle gave me some advice: “Keep doing the homework.” This is the last thing I, or any recent college grad wanted to hear. Soon after starting my new job this advice began to make more sense. While college taught me the basics to

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BN360 Spotlight Blog: Relationships Matter – Find the Connect

Everyone speaks on the importance of building your professional network for career advancement and success. But, I believe the value in these connections come from building and establishing meaningful relationships. As a young professional, I’ve found that connecting with other professionals in and outside of my professional space has proven to be invaluable. Reflecting on my

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Zack Schneider: BN360 March Spotlight Professional

BN360 Spotlight Blog: Embrace Your Failures

I’ve made mistakes. I’m not ashamed. In fact, mistakes are good things. Just so long as you learn from them. I can honestly say that I have learned more from my biggest failures than I have from my greatest successes. In fact, my successes are a direct result of my

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BN360 Spotlight Blog: Get Involved in a Cause That “Moves” You

Both my professional and volunteer life has afforded me the opportunity to promote and execute the work of a number of promising nonprofit agencies across Western New York. Of these encounters, my most beloved volunteer experience continues to this day: dancing with my Danceability partner, “B”. At Danceability, volunteers work

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