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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.

BN360 Spotlight | Author: Emma Phillips (lead image) Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for many things: a tireless work ethic, trademark collars and the iconic “notorious RBG” nickname. But perhaps the aspect of her work that sets her apart and made her a role model for so many was how hard she fought for women to be in the room where change happens. As a young woman who has only professionally worked in male-dominated fields, Ruth Bader Ginsburg quickly became a role model to me. She was someone who had the goal of gender equality and made it known through…

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The time is now – For you to share your experiences. To hear and understand what others have gone through. To discuss real ways to promote racial healing in our communities. BN360 is offering two upcoming Racial Healing Circle events on July 28th & 29th and there is still time left to register. These Racial Healing Circles are professionally facilitated conversations that bring participants together to connect in a safe and confidential space.  These conversations will explore current issues and allow participants to ask the difficult questions. This transformative experience can enable trust and build authentic relationships that bridge divides created by real and perceived…

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Hello young professionals! I could not be more excited to be managing the BN360 program during this time of transition and growth for so many young professionals here in Buffalo Niagara. I joined the Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) in January of 2019 to serve as the Manager of Government Affairs and Economic Development.  After several years working for the United States Senate then the New York State Senate, I was thrilled to transition into a government affairs role. My work in government affairs at BNP is different every day- which is awesome!  My role is to work with our members…

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A common trait among our Spotlights is the willingness to serve and better the Buffalo Niagara region. While this sometimes ties into their professional work, many young professionals dive into passion projects and work on initiatives close to home. Antoine Johnson is a credentialed Fatherhood Practitioner and Program Manager whose work involves providing interventions and services that support primarily low to moderate income fathers and families in various communities throughout Western New York. The focus of his work is to close the gap in the disparity of services and interventions available to fathers’ (e.g. biological fathers and social fathers) in order to…

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Each month, BN360, the young professional development and engagement program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, recognizes and celebrates an outstanding young person in our community. For the month of April, we are celebrating Vilona Trachtenberg. Upon meeting Vilona, it is immediately clear to see why she deserves to be recognized and celebrated. Her positive personality and pure desire to give back to Buffalo Niagara radiate in her words and actions. Here is our interview with Vilona: [Q] What inspired you to decide to start giving back with your time and talents? I started to volunteer for a few reasons. One,…

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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. The BN360 February Spotlight Professional is Emily Barber from Performance Manager Partners [Q]: How did you end up in Buffalo? I was born and raised in Westchester, NY, just outside of New York City. While applying for colleges, I had narrowed my search to three;…

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BN360 is excited to introduce you to Katie Campos. Katie is the BN360 Spotlight Professional for February 2020. Spotlight Professionals are young people who live and work in Buffalo Niagara. They are professionally motivated in their industries and careers and are passionate about giving back to the community. Katie has years of experience in change management, organizational consulting, and education reform. When we sat down to ask how she does it, a common theme strung each of her accomplishments and experiences together. Passion. From directing Teach for America to working on Obama’s educational campaign and now mastering the art of…

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BN360 is excited to introduce you to Darnell Haywood. Darnell is the first BN360 Spotlight Professional of 2020. Spotlight Professionals are young people who live and work in Buffalo Niagara. They are professionally motivated their industries and careers and are passionate about giving back to the community. Upon meeting Darnell, it is quite clear to see just why he was selected as a 2020 BN360 Spotlight Professional. Aside from his many professional accomplishments, and continued passion and efforts to better the community, especially through mentorship, Darnell has a positive energy that is simply contagious. [Q] Where are you, professionally, at…

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Throughout 2019, BN360, the young professional development and engagement program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has shared the lives, experiences, and stories of this year’s BN360 Spotlight Professionals. To end the year, BN360 met with the amazing Kim Brown. A natural-born leader, Kim serves as the Executive Director of Community Access Services. From her personal life to her professional pursuits, Kim has long been dedicated to giving back to the Buffalo Niagara region through sharing her time and talents in various capacities. Kim is a mom, a mentor, a leader, a volunteer, and most of all, an inspiration to many.…

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Once a month, BN360, the young professional development and engagement program of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, talks with one of its 2019 Spotlight Professionals to find out more about their professional journey. In November, we sat down with Jesse Walp. A boomerang, born in Western New York and rejoining the Buffalo Niagara community after growing up in Mississippi, Jesse landed and continues to pursue his dream job as a professor at Villa Maria College and an artist. Inside the classroom and out, Jesse specializes in furniture and interior design, as well as sculpture. His pieces are in private residences and…

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