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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.

Participating Member Organizations

  • Aleron
  • 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
  • Intelegencia
  • 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
Strategic Partners

Join or Become a Sponsor

The Industry Leaders Forum is reserved for members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and attracts a wide-audience of business leaders in WNY. Strengthen your brand by attending this series or by sponsoring this series.

Contact Liz Benkovich, VP of Member Engagement & Development | lbenkovich@thepartnership.org

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