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The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. – fosters the success of women in the workforce throughout Western New York; offering career advancement resources, work/life strategies, leadership development, and personal and professional connections.


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Date/Time: 9/3/2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol Restaurant (map)
Your credit score can make the difference between being able to purchase a home with a mortgage or having to continue renting. It can drastically affect the interest rate you pay on car and home loans. Poor credit history could result in a large deposit in order to open an account with the electric company or to sign a new lease. It could even mean the loss of job opportunities: In today’s competitive job market, many employers will check your credit before hiring you. Bad credit is often seen as a lack of responsibility, honesty, or financial management skills. Lisa Frankenberger of Consumer Credit Counseling Services will discuss what information is contained in your credit report and what exactly determines your credit score. She will also cover just why your credit report and score is so important.  

Date/Time: 9/9/2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Christe's Resturant (map)
BNC Board Meeting - all are welcome to attend

Date/Time: 10/1/2014 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Twentieth Century Club (map)
Join the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. as we celebrate our 80th anniversary!Enjoy a gala cocktail party featuring delectable hors d’oeuvres, mouth-watering food stations, and a cash bar.   The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, one of the oldest and most historic private women’s clubs in the United States, is a fitting location as we honor Althea Luehrsen with BNC’s “Outstanding Woman of the Year” Award. Althea Luehrsen is executive director of Leadership Buffalo.She believes strongly in the Western New York community and is determined to lead the organization in its quest to “Make Buffalo Better.” Since its inception, BNC has sought to build powerful women personally, professionally, and politically.

Date/Time: 10/3/2014 - 10/5/2014
This meeting is for the Board of Directors and Members! See the meeting page for more information.

Member Spotlight

Pauline HoffmanDr Pauline Hoffman
Profession: Dean

Dr. Hoffmann is dean of the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication and an entrepreneur. She is the owner of Wild Mountain Organics, LLC.

She received her doctorate and master’s degrees in communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Bonaventure University. Her research and teaching focus on conflict management, conflict resolution, and corporate communication and strategy. Prior to going into academia, Dr. Hoffmann worked as corporate communications manager for The CRS Companies and in creative services for Catholic Health.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Hoffmann is interested in the use of social media and other digital tools in helping small businesses succeed.  Notably, how do Square, Facebook, Pinterest, company websites and other social media/digital tools help to leverage small businesses in a global economy.

Why I am part of BNC...

"I am proud to be a member of NYS Women, Inc.  I am so impressed by our dynamic, dedicated members who apply their talents and time in advocating for women."  

Katharine Smith, White Rabbit Design
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