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Buffalo Niagara Partnership Names 2019 ATHENA Award® Recipients

BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce and the area representative for ATHENA International, today announced JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), as the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award®. The Partnership also announced Katie Krawczyk, a partner and the CEO of 19 IDEAS, as the recipient of the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award®.

Partnership: Environmental legislation raises cost of doing business, jeopardizes jobs

New York State lawmakers pressed ahead with long-stalled environmental measures that could affect everything from the chemical composition of toys to constitutional guarantees for clean air and water in New York State. There are an estimated 4,800 people employed by the chemical and toy-related industries in Erie and Niagara counties. Businesses would face higher manufacturing costs from the legislation, which will jeopardize jobs.