BNHRA has entered into mutually beneficial Strategic Partnerships with businesses, agencies, and entities to offer educational, tangible, and service oriented opportunities and products to the BNHRA chapter and its members.


For Sponsorship & Strategic Partnership Information, Please Contact:

Strategic Partnerships Committee
Strategic Partnerships Director

Constance McMillan

BNHRA is comprised of over 500 members from 500 of Western New York's Finest Companies. Our strength is in the diversity of membership which ranges from students just entering the profession to the most senior human resource executives in the region.

Check out the Sponsorship Page for details on our Sponsorship Opportunities!

Strategic Partners


StaffBuffalo is a certified women-owned (WBE), full-service professional staffing firm, providing executive, direct hire, and contract solutions for employers in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas. We specialize in providing our clients with the best candidates for each job, as well as, personalized career management solutions to each candidate looking for new opportunities.

Job Seekers:

In today's economy, many people are relieved simply to be employed. StaffBuffalo seeks to make you happy with your employment. What do you want to be when you grow up?

For a full list of our positions, please check out

For our Job Seeker Services - check it out at


StaffBuffalo offers an array of services with an unparalleled focus on client satisfaction. From temporary administrative positions to the highest level executives, StaffBuffalo will work with you to find the candidate you want and need.  How do we provide such exceptional service?  By listening.

It is nearly impossible for an organization to achieve their goals without top performers. StaffBuffalo aims to establish relationships with companies and provide those top performers. Filling a key position requires focused research, an organized approach, and a systematic search process. We invest the time to understand your company, your values, and your business goals. We work closely with you to clarify your objectives and your job specifications. We know that candidates who thrive in one company may not necessarily thrive in another, so we make sure that we have a feel for the character and culture of your organization. Recruiting is all that we do. That focus makes us great at delivering the best candidates.

Fill out this Employer Inquiry Form and we will contact you directly!

Visit our website to learn more!


The Buffalo News and BNHRA are excited to enter into a strategic partnership. Whether it's catching up on local news after a long day of work or relaxing in front of the fireplace on a Sunday morning, The Buffalo News is the best way to find out what's happening in WNY and the world.

The Buffalo News is Western New York's No.1 news source, providing in-depth, up-to the minute news in print and online. The Buffalo News online brings you breaking news updates, plus the latest in local news, sports, business, politics, opinion and arts and entertainment from around Buffalo and Western New York.

Your source for the most detailed Buffalo job listings in the WNY area. has a comprehensive list of the most current job openings in and around the Buffalo, NY area. Post your resume, get connected, read tips on skills to have at an interview or while writing your resume. There are cover letter samples and salary benchmarking is available. Read about featured employee spotlights every week. Find out who's hiring in your area.


Hodgson Russ LLP and the BNHRA are pleased to announce its strategic partnership - to serve BNHRA members as the association’s primary labor and employment law liaison. In this role, Hodgson Russ representatives will provide updates on current labor and employment law trends through presentations at BNHRA events and other avenues, to help keep you up to date on this complex and constantly evolving area of law.

For nearly 200 years, Hodgson Russ has worked alongside innovators and leaders of businesses large and small whose ideas and fortitude have changed the world. As our clients have succeeded, our firm has flourished, and today Hodgson Russ is among the largest law firms in the country. Then and now, our mindset and our day-to-day professional philosophy have remained simple and steadfast: working respectfully and collaboratively with our clients is the key to our mutual success. As business people ourselves, we realize that our future vitality and longevity depend on it.


infoTech WNY is "the" trade association of Western New York's information technology industry. Membership in infoTech opens the door to a network of hundreds of companies in Western NY and thousands of companies across the nation through our national affiliation. Simple things like the member discounts on events and member priority seating at "no charge" events can make membership worthwhile.


To serve as WNY's professional organization promoting technology through networking, education, recognition and career enrichment.


  • Promote and conduct technology-related networking and educational events
  • Collaborate with regional educational institutions to provide and create learning opportunities
  • Recognize and showcase noteworthy technology professionals and organizations for their contributions to the local and global technology community


The Upstate Total Rewards Association (UTRA) was founded in 2008 to provide WNY companies and HR professionals with an organization focused upon compensation, benefits and work-life issues. As a member of WorldatWork’s Local Network, UTRA has access to resources and professional development opportunities offered by a premier global human resources association. However, as a regional association we assist members in addressing local issues.


Canisius College Center for Professional Development  For over thirty years, the CPD has been helping businesses in all manner of industries and disciplines transform themselves and their work.
As part of Canisius College, the CPD can draw on significant resources and expertise from its three schools: Arts and Sciences; Education and Human Services; and, the Wehle School of Business. Experts, especially from the latter, as well as the vast professional network that Canisius enjoys in Western New York and across the nation, means that the CPD can bring something special to you, your teams and your organization.
For more information about course offerings please visit:


Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence.

The firm has a proud tradition of representing today’s businesses on a full range of current labor and employment issues. Our attorneys are well-versed in the labor and employment problems and issues employers face today and have real-world, hands-on experience solving them. We have been in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, the picket line and everywhere else our clients have needed us. We understand that every issue our clients face, no matter how small, is important and deserves our best effort. We are committed to providing our clients with prompt, practical and effective advice and representation whenever and wherever they need help.

In addition to labor and employment matters, we have strong experience in immigration, employee benefits, Canadian Cross Border, among others. We also have a Washington, D.C. office that positions us to be on the pulse of federal action and the changes coming with the Trump Administration.

We are pleased to become a strategic partner with BNHRA and look forward to providing ongoing support and building relationships with its membership. As we take the time to understand our clients’ business goals, we know their industries, we dedicate ourselves to help, and perhaps most importantly, add value always – it’s just The Phillips Lytle Way.


West Herr Select - VIP Pricing Program for Local Businesses

What is Select?

A no-cost auto buying benefit package for employees of enrolled companies and members of eligible organizations provided by the West Herr Automotive Group. As a Select member, you will enjoy pre-negotiated, hassle-free price discounts on vehicle purchases!

How do I enroll in Select?

Company executives and HR directors are encouraged to contact us to apply. The program is offered to local businesses and non-profit organizations in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Certain limitations apply.

What is the Concierge Service, offered by Select?

This complimentary service is offered to eligible members, to take the stress out of shopping for a vehicle. With our pre-negotiated VIP pricing, you can feel confident you are getting a good deal. But it's more than just pricing, we strive to make your experience at the dealership as smooth as possible. Your vehicle of interest can be prepared waiting for you ahead of time, details on your trade-in can be reviewed prior to your arrival at the dealership, and we can even assist with things like pre-approvals, credit applications, and some paperwork. All designed to enhance your experience at any West Herr location.

Learn more at


Founded by the Vincentian community in 1856, Niagara University educates students in the highest academic tradition so that they graduate with the confidence, clarity of direction, and heightened sense of purpose to excel in their career and to be change leaders in their field.

Niagara has everything graduate students are looking for: esteemed academic programs; small classes that accentuate individualized learning with highly credentialed faculty; evening, weekend, and online options; and the hands-on, practical knowledge needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced world.

Niagara University offers graduate programs in Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Sport Management, Business Administration, Finance, Information Security and Digital Forensics (Cybersecurity), Teacher Education, Literacy, TESOL, Educational Leadership, Special Education, Early Childhood and Special Education, School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Developmental Disabilities, and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy. The MBA, special education, developmental disabilities and educational leadership programs are available in an online format.

Through a challenging curriculum, graduate students expand their knowledge through field experience, internships, community projects and research.

There are more than 60 graduate awards, scholarships, graduate assistantships and campus employment opportunities for graduate students attending the university.

Niagara University’s beautiful 160-acre campus runs along the top of Monteagle Ridge, overlooking the Niagara River Gorge, just four miles north of the world-famous waterfall. The location of the campus, adjacent to the international border between the United States and Canada, provides convenient access to transportation hubs and global opportunities for its students.

Niagara University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its programs are registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.

The university has received numerous accolades from U.S. News & World Report, Colleges of Distinction and Money magazine for its ability to offer students a high return on their educational investment.

Additional information on Niagara University’s graduate programs can be found one at, or by the contacting the Graduate Admissions Office at 1.800.462.2111 or [email protected].  


For the past 30 years, Inspire Careers has been providing job seekers and those in career transition with the tools, coaching, and support they need to achieve their professional goals. Based in the village of Williamsville, Owner and President Cathy Lanzalaco, MBA, CPRW, CPCC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, NCOPE brings over 15 years of HR leadership experience to her role to help her clients get a perspective “from the other side of the desk.”

A SHRM-certified professional, award-winning résumé writer, career coach, LinkedIn, and branding expert, Cathy is uniquely qualified to assist today’s HR leaders and tomorrow’s rising leaders to attain their career goals through best-in-class tools, education, and inspired coaching.

Additionally, Cathy has taught HR Management as an adjunct professor at Niagara University and serves as a guest lecturer to the internship students at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart in Eggertsville.

Inspire Careers also helps college students and new graduates position themselves for a strong career launch and greater long-term success through its Student Professional Launch Program, the only one of its kind in WNY. Details about this innovative and empowerment-focused program available at

Cathy is a sought-after speaker for career and goal-setting events, group meetings, and business networking teams. To learn more about how Cathy can educate and inspire your organization, visit

Committed to helping HR professionals reach their career potential, Inspire Careers proudly offers a 15% service discount to BNHRA members. This discount also applies to the LinkedIn and Vision Board workshops held in the offices of Inspire Careers

What is your next career move? What has been holding you back from going for it?

Visit to learn more and let us give you the tools you need to get the job you’ll love!

Contact Cathy directly at 716.481.7662 or [email protected] and please connect on LinkedIn