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Industry Leaders Forum

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Charting the future of the Buffalo Niagara economy  

If you are a business leader in Western New York, you belong in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s new Industry Leaders Forum (ILF).

We’ve created an exclusive opportunity for members to come together with their peers to collaborate and strategize for the future success of their business, industry, and the overall economic vitality of the regional economy.

Beginning in January 2023, BNP will convene and facilitate highly focused forums, and communications, for local executives, decision-makers, and influencers in each of the following sectors*:

(Click your industry for details on that specific forum.)

*Dates and times for each specific industry forum will be posted as the schedule becomes available

The ILF is designed to help our members:

    • Strengthen a unified voice helping to shape the policies and regulations that impact their industries.
    • Stay updated on news and developments that impact their industries, and the regional, national, and international economies, through strategic communications.
    • Share best practices and data to help address the most pressing challenges in Buffalo Niagara.
    • Network and make new connections as businesses navigate in a post-pandemic economic environment.

More strength in numbers

When the ILF meetings have been completed, BNP will convene a Q4 2023 Economic Development Summit, including participating members from all of the industry sectors.

The combined strengths of all these local leaders set this summit apart – we are so much stronger together as we share data and discuss trends for the year ahead.

If you are not a BNP member, now is the time to join and be part of the Industry Leaders Forum.

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

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 below and we'll contact you.

From the Blog

5/1 Webisode: NYS Shared Work Program – Retain Employees During a Slowdown

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 16, 2020

The economic impacts of COVID-19 are affecting Buffalo Niagara businesses and their workforce. Fortunately, there are state programs to help – The NYS Shared Work Program helps employers avoid some of the problems caused by a layoff.

5/7 Manufacturing Council Meeting: Inside COVID-19 – Operational Protocols

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 7, 2020

The Partnership hosted a special Manufacturing Council meeting on safe operating practices in the wake of COVID-19.

Safe facility and operational management are critical focal points for both the remainder of the New York State on PAUSE order and the wider reopening of the regional economy to come.

5/6 Webisode: WNY Impact Survey Results

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 6, 2020

The Partnership hosted a webisode to review updates to the Paycheck Protection Program and explain the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

4/10 Webisode: SBA Loan Facts – EIDL and the Paycheck Protection Program

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | April 10, 2020

Two federal loan programs are now open and available to employers to help stabilize businesses reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.