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Industry Leaders Forum – Small Business

Small Business

Small Business

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.

Meeting Information

Thurs., May 18, 2023
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Heritage Room,
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
257 West Genesee Street, Suite 600
Buffalo, NY 14202

Take your seat at the table 

The ILF is a BNP member-only benefit for applicable companies.

Please contact Seth Piccirillo, Director of Economic Development, at spiccirillo@thepartnership.org for more information.

To become a member of BNP and participate in ILF, click here.

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Strategic Partner

Interested In Joining or Sponsoring?

Contact Liz Benkovich, V.P. Member Engagement & Development
lbenkovich@thepartnership.org
Cell: 716.868.6866 for more information or click the button and we'll contact you.

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