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BN360 Spotlight Series: Look East to the Next Frontier

Our region, specifically our city, has been experiencing a renaissance as of late, fueled in large part by our rediscovery and reutilization of our heritage. While some in the community look for a downtown football stadium or a new convention center as the next steps in our rebirth, I believe

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BN360: gearing up for Young Professionals Week

The eighth season of BN360 starts this September, and we’re kicking it off with our second annual Young Professionals Week! Taking place from Sept. 14-17, we look forward to a week of engagement and networking for Buffalo Niagara’s young professionals. Over the course of three days, we have an array

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Renaissance drives young professionals back to Buffalo

Rebirth. Renewal. Renaissance. These three words have seemed to define the changes that have been underway in the Buffalo Niagara region within the past three years. With development on our waterfront, re-purposed historic buildings and new restaurants opening monthly, there are many reasons why young professionals are staying here and

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Strengthen your career path with BN360

To better ourselves as young professionals, we need to take steps to grow our network and strengthen our career path. Taking these steps often means putting yourself in a situation you have never been in before. Maybe it is attending a professional development event or seeking a mentor. Whatever it

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BN360 Spotlight Series: utilizing loan repayment programs

When we get a chance to scroll through our Facebook feeds, there seem to be many links to blogs and articles proclaiming the “top things 20-somethings want in the workplace.” While sometimes valuable in content, these articles often fail to mention one huge hurdle that prevents millennials from participating in

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BN360 Spotlight Series: Board and community service

Community service is undoubtedly a commendable endeavor, but when we become wrapped up in busy work and home lives, it is easy to lose track of time and feel unable to “do it all.” However, doing good and giving back can take as little — or as much — time

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BN360 Spotlight Series: Education as an anchor or an elevator

Although Buffalo is on the rise, there is a heavy anchor that is holding back the potential of this resurgence: our public school system. There is new evidence every day in construction and rehabilitations, new restaurants and business expansions. However, each year, our school system fails thousands of students, many

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BN360 Spotlight Series: the power of collaboration

Collaboration is a joint effort of multiple individuals or groups to accomplish a task or a project. Collaboration is an important tool for any company, no matter where the mission and vision lay. It is important to ensure that your department considers the full value of collaboration and the various

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BN360 Spotlight Series: Shopping Local vs. Shopping Locally

Shopping local is important. Why? Because purchasing products from stores in your community creates jobs, supports the tax base and builds thriving neighborhoods. If you think that is important, I challenge you to take it to the next level by shopping locally. What’s the difference? Shopping locally means buying from

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BN360 Spotlight Series: networking tips for introverts

When I found out I needed to write a blog post as one of BN360’s Spotlight Professionals, I wondered what to write about. How about instructions on tying a bow tie? Everyone needs to know that, right? I decided against it and thought the best thing would be to write

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