Buffalo Niagara’s small businesses are essential to both the future of the economy and the strength of our communities. Small business owners are responsible for a wide and changing range of responsibilities on a daily basis. Collaboration, and the sharing of best practices, will ensure that these businesses are well-represented when important decisions are made.
Join BNP, and strategic partners the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the Western New York Chamber Alliance, as we bring leaders together to collaborate, strategize and support the future of the small business community in our region.
The BNP is defining a small business as one with 25 employers or fewer for the ILF.
Member Participants in the Small Business Industry Leaders Forum
- AT&T Services, Inc.
- Bison Management Group
- Citizens Bank, N.A.
- Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY, Inc.
- DGI Electrical Service
- EnergyMark, LLC
- Erie County of New York
- First Amherst Development Group LLC
- Harris Beach PLLC
- Independent Health
- Invest Buffalo Niagara
- Jessica Schimert Consulting
- Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, P.C.
- National Grid
- Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce
- Schumacher Productions, LLC
- Starco Lighting Inc.
- The Bonadio Group
- University at Buffalo
From the Blog
The workplace landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and staying ahead of the curve is crucial for businesses aiming to attract and retain top talent. In the final session of our 4-part Hidden Talent series, we brought together a panel of industry experts to shed light on these critical shifts and provide actionable insights for employers.
In preparation for the 2023 elections, the BNP hosted an Erie County Executive Candidate Forum. Both candidates for Erie County’s highest office – incumbent Mark Poloncarz and challenger Chrissy Casilio – were given 45 minutes to address BNP members in a guided discussion.
After years of relentless advocacy to bolster Upstate NY’s innovation and manufacturing industries, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse region have joined forces with a proposal to become a federally-designated Tech Hub in the first-of-its-kind nationwide competition created in his CHIPS & Science Bill.
The BNP organized a Capital Conversations event as part of our Government Affairs series to examine the workings of the H-1B program and explore potential reforms that could strengthen our regional economy.