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Nominate someone as a 2020 Spotlight Professional

From natives to transplants, the Buffalo Niagara region is full of young professionals who have not only chosen to live and work here but who also care deeply about the region and are using their skills to improve it. Dedicating themselves to this mission is something worth recognizing.

Does that sound like a young professional you know? Read on to find out how you can nominate them as a 2020 Spotlight Professional through BN360, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s young professional engagement and development program.

What is the Spotlight Professionals program?

Through the Spotlight Professionals program, BN360 highlights 12 up-and-coming young people living and working in the Buffalo Niagara region. Through social media, blog opportunities, and interviews, each Spotlight Professional is recognized for one month during the year, during which their personal and professional accomplishments are highlighted.

If you’d like to read about some of our 2019 Spotlight Professionals, click here.

Who is a young professional?

The Buffalo Niagara region is bursting with talent and ambition. The resurgence that our region has experienced is partially due to the area’s young people, and Spotlight Professionals are the best of them.

Young professionals come from a wide range of industries and perform a variety of jobs – whether you work in the private or public sector, and whether you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, or a volunteer. A “professional” can hold many different jobs, from lawyers and mechanics to manufacturers and doctors.

A Spotlight Professional is someone who:

  • Cares about the community
  • Feels passionately about the Buffalo Niagara region as a whole
  • Has chosen to live and work here
  • Is hardworking and professionally motivated
  • Actively works to make a positive impact at work and in the region
  • Works in the private or public sector; as either a paid employee or a volunteer based
  • Is between the ages of 21 and 40

 Do you know someone who exemplifies the qualities listed above? Help celebrate and acknowledge their dedication by nominating them as a Spotlight Professional. Nominations for 2020 Spotlights are open until October 11th.

Learn more about BN360 and find out how you can get involved here.

BN360 is the young professional and engagement program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. This content was produced in collaboration between Buffalo Rising and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. The facts and opinions published in Buffalo Rising express solely the thoughts and opinions of our respective authors.

Written by BN360


BN360 is the region’s premier young professionals program. Through a variety of programs and events, BN360 focuses on the tenets of: connect, develop, and empower—creating an inclusive and collaborative network of resources that can empower talented individuals to achieve their goals for professional growth and success. BN360 is a program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

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