Business Associations

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. Partnership members employ more than a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region.

By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development and convening.

The International Factoring Association’s (IFA) goal is to assist the Factoring community by providing information, training, purchasing power and a resource for the Factoring community.

Founded in 1999, the International Factoring Association provides a way for Commercial Factors to get together and discuss a variety of issues and concerns in the industry. By working together, Commercial Factors have an easy way to disseminate information and have a single voice in the marketplace. Association members also have group buying power in negotiating for goods and services.

TMA is a community of professionals who work with companies to improve performance, manage disruption, restructure, work through insolvency, preserve equity, and drive significantly improved results.

The Commercial Finance Association (CFA), is the international trade association dedicated to the secured finance industry focusing on asset-based lending, factoring and supply chain finance industries world-wide.

Founded in 1944, the CFA has nearly 250 member companies and a 15,000 person active community with 20 chapters located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. We engage the international community through our active work with the United Nations, WorldBank, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Organization of American States (OAS).