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Corporate Partnership Program

Graduate Studies

Niagara University's corporate partnership program provides resources and expertise to companies through its academic offerings, Pathways program and internships. The corporate partnership program offers individual employees and their families access to education opportunities by providing a reduced tuition rate for partner companies, agencies and organizations. The Ph.D. program is not eligible for the preferred tuition rate. Graduate preferred tuition rates do not include books or fees and cannot be combined with any other form of institutional aid.

Company Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement Deferred Payment Policy


AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) is a not-for-profit association serving nearly 870,000 members through Upstate New York. AAA WCNY provides its members with world-class travel , insurance, financial and automotive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its 12 AAA Travel & Insurance Centers. The Automobile Clubs of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse were founded in 1900 and joined the American Automobile Association in 1903. AAA WCNY takes pride in serving its members and has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Our mission is to build membership relationships that last a life time by being the most trusted provider of easily accessed products and services that provide value, safety and peace of mind.

Contact: DeAnn Swiatek, Manager of Human Resources



Formed in 2014, The Affinity Group is a North American food sales & marketing agency committed to providing superior service and outstanding execution through sales analytics and comprehensive planning to drive results. Operating in a collaborative environment, The Affinity Group shares our strengths, expertise, and resources to benefit our clients, customers, and our organization. We are focused on the foodservice and retail fresh food channels, helping our customers and clients succeed with highly engaged leaders and tenured top sales and culinary talent in North America.

Enzo Dentico, Chairman and CEO

Bill Chiodo, President - Retail Division

Steven Hoyser, President - Food Service Division

At Alliance Advisory Group, we are committed to the personal growth and development of our associates. We've built an infrastructure that supports and encourages mentoring, coaching and a wealth of opportunities that enable you to consistently learn and enhance your skills and product knowledge.

To attract and grow a strong team, we have cultivated a positive and supportive organization that is dedicated to individual and company success. We believe that our people are our best assets, and therefore we invest in their ongoing developments.

To put our firm in a strong market position, we chose to align ourselves with Guardian. For more than 150 years, Guardian has helped protect individuals, businesses and their employees with insurance and other financial products. They deliver stable performance-even during turbulent economic times.

When joining our firm, you'll have access to our wealth models that will help your clients reach their financial objectives. Your guidance, combined with our affiliation with Guardian will allow you to make a positive impact in the communities you serve.

Contact: Kara Hyman, Assistant Director of Growth & Marketing 716-817-7109, or


American Niagara Hospitality (ANH) has grown to become a leader in the hospitality sector of Western New York. Employing nearly 800 associates, we provide high level services in the hotel, restaurant and attraction segments of the hospitality industry. One of the keys to our success is our focus on culture, developing a platform that focuses on providing memorable moments for our guests, rewarding careers for our associates and respectable returns for our stakeholders.

We have a strong commitment to conducting business in a way that develops long term relationships with everyone we are involved with. Recognizing that our guests have choices in the hotels they choose to stay or the restaurants they choose to dine, we see that our path to long term success is through exceeding our guest's expectations. In return we gain guest loyalty and positive referrals that allows our business to continue to improve upon our product and services and expand our business footprint.

We have a focused approach in our belief that knowledge is evolution. Providing cutting edge training programs and empowering every associate to do whatever it takes to exceed guest expectation with every interaction. The understanding that our guest's satisfaction is a direct derivative of our associate satisfaction is a pillar of support to our business strategy from which we will never waiver. Quite simply, ANH is driven by a commitment to excellence and recognizes that this commitment starts with our leadership team and ends with every associate that lives for the moment of truth with our guests.

Contact Human Resources: (716) 278-2639 or


Artpark is a cultural performing and visual arts institution located on the Niagara Gorge in Lewiston, NY. Established in 1974, Artpark is currently programmed and managed by an independent non-profit Artpark & Co. and is widely regarded as a summer outdoor music venue ranked one of the top 100 Amphitheaters Worldwide by Pollstar.

Artpark delivers 150+ events attended by 150,000+ visitors on 150 acre State Park over the summer. Ninety of these events are community & family programs delivered to over 50,000 people at low or no cost.

Being able to provide all of our services under one roof affords our clients and projects tremendous cost savings, time consolidation, and quality control.

It has been over three decades since Calamar founders established a reputation for excellence in the design and construction industry. With Calamar's philosophy and ideas based on its founders innovation, determination, foresight and experience, this family owned business continues a tradition of excellence across North America.

Calamar is a major full service real estate organization which is vertically integrated and comprised of four main operating groups: Development, Construction, Asset Management, and Finance & Investment.

This organizational strategy is very important in order to unite the synergies of our fully integrated approach with advanced construction, development, and financing techniques to add value for our clients, tenants, and partners.

The mission of Calamar is to enrich the lives of those we touch with innovative real estate services and solutions.

Formed in 1998 under four religious sponsors, Catholic Health in Buffalo, NY is a non-profit healthcare system that provides care to Western New Yorkers across a network of hospitals, primary care centers, imaging centers, and several other community ministries.

Our Mission- We are called to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need.

Our Values- Reverence, Compassion, Justice, Excellence.

Our Vision- Inspired by faith and committed to excellence, we will lead the transformation of healthcare in our communities.

We are a mission driven organization that is true to its sacred purpose. Our mission is the driving force behind all that we are and all that we do at Catholic Health. We dedicate ourselves to delivering high-quality, compassionate, and affordable health service to all, with special care given to those who are poor or disadvantaged. Through our Mission and Values, we strive to provide excellent service and exceed the expectations of those we serve. Compassionate and respectful behavior is at the core of our commitment to delivering quality care.

Contact:  Sherry Laettner Schwimmer -  Manager, Associate Benefits 716-706-2569 or


Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP (CTBK) is a locally-owned and operated full-service accounting firm providing businesses and individuals with assurance, accounting, tax, and business consulting services. As we celebrate our 25th year in business, CTBK has over 100 talented team members that work together with a high level of professionalism and commitment to our core values. Our core values have created a remarkable culture that encourages individual career development, relationship building and firm growth.

Our culture and core values are what makes us unique at CTBK and we are proud of that. Read about our Core Values.

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner Contact:

Sarah Viana, Director of Human Resources & Organizational Development


Community Services for Every1 was founded by Mark Foley and began offering services in Western New York in 1989. At that time, there were 50 employees, many of whom were part-time, working out of a rented storefront on Hertel Avenue.

Nearly 30 years later, Community Services now has over 900 staff and offers more than 40 programs. The current CEO, Mindy Cervoni, is a strong advocate for services and supports needed in the Western New York area. The Agency's administrative offices are strategically located throughout Erie County with offices in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Kenmore and North Tonawanda. In addition, Community Services provides residential housing in neighborhoods throughout Western New York.

While the Agency has grown significantly over the years, its commitment to providing person-centered, customized services remains the same. The Agency is recognized by many throughout the field for their ability to support those who need it, despite challenges or previous circumstances.

Contact: Rebecca Powers, Employee Engagement Specialist


That full-service agency. But not in a cliché sort of way.

We're the people you'll feel food about working with. Relentlessly focused and 100% ego-free. We've pulled together a wickedly smart team of practitioners with the right mix of talent to handle any marketing communication challenge you'd throw at us. And our tried-and-true collaborative process ensures everything is firing on all cylinders to deliver results you'll help identify. In a nutshell. we'll be happy to work hard to make your job easier. That's our job.

It's worth mentioning that we're a proud member of AMIN Worldwide, an alliance of more than 50 independent marketing firms in 30 countries, giving us the opportunity to share insights and resources.

Ellicott Development is a full-service real estate management and development company in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1972, with a focus on quality projects, Ellicott Development has over 8,000,000 square feet of commercial property including buildings with historic notoriety and viewed as local landmarks.

Whether your preference is a high rise, house or historic building, Ellicott Development is committed to providing a unique location perfectly suited to your style complete with modern amenities and updated features for your office, retail, hotel, restaurant, residential or mixed use space. And yes, pets are welcome.

The recent opening of 500 Pearl, Buffalo's newest destination with the highest Rooftop Bar and Lounge, The Cooperage, on Ohio Street, boasting an indoor climbing wall, and, 1091 Main/Our Lady of Lourdes, along the medical corridor. Ellicott Development is changing Buffalo's urban landscape.


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Encompass Niagara FCU began in 1934 as a small seg group credit union for Niagara Dupont and Olin employees. In 2011, we have grown into a community credit union and later changed to a Federal Charter Credit Union. We thrive on helping members in all financial aspects to help them achieve their personal financial goals while providing quality and personal service to all of our members.

At Evergreen Health, we understand how overwhelming the health care system can feel, and we want to make accessing care easy for you. We have a primary and specialty care practice, as well a full-service pharmacy. Our targeted programs and services are available by walk-in or appointment in Buffalo, Jamestown and satellite locations across WNY to help you live your healthiest life.

Evergreen Health fosters healthy communities by providing medical, supportive and behavioral services to individuals and families in Western New York-especially those who are living with chronic illness or are underserved by the healthcare system.

We envision a future in which all Western New Yorkers have access to affordable healthcare in an environment that is inclusive, compassionate, respectful and judgement-free; that honors diversity and life experience; and that empowers patients to lead healthier, happier lives.

We operate and succeed because of these core values:

  • We welcome everyone.
  • We celebrate diversity.
  • We are authentic and down-to-earth.
  • We collaborate with our patients.
  • We use a harm reduction model and celebrate all successes.
  • We respect everyone's life experiences and don't judge.

FIFCO USA (previously North American Breweries, NAB), based in Rochester, New York, is among the top 10 beer manufacturers in the United States. Following a triple bottom line business strategy, FIFCO USA prioritizes people, the planet and the profits to drive business results, reduce social and environmental footprints, create positive value in the community and involve stakeholders.

The FIFCO USA portfolio includes: Labatt USA in Buffalo, New York; The Genesee Brewing Company in Rochester, New York; The Magic Hat Brewing Company in Burlington, VT; Portland Brewing Company in Portland, OR; and Pyramid Brewing Company in Seattle, WA; Each of the breweries has a brewery focused on offering a customer experience around beer.

FIFCO USA also owns the main flavored malt beverage brands, including: Seagram's Escapes, which has experienced nine consecutive years of growth; and Seagram's Spiked, which is the new malt beverage franchise.

As a not-for-profit agency, Gateway Longview is committed to working together to protect, to give hope, and to enrich the lives of every child and family served. Currently, the agency cares for over 5,000 children and families annually from across Western New York through 18 programs focused on behavioral health services, community-based services, residential treatment services, and special education services.

At Gateway Longview, we believe that a solution-focused, trauma-informed care approach has the ability to strengthen the knowledge, competencies, skill sets, and engagement as we work with individuals impacted by trauma.

Founded in 1890, we offer safe spaces where children can heal, learn, grow, and thrive, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally too. We engage the community to remind those in our care that life is to be enjoyed, not just survived. And we partner with our clients, working together toward a better tomorrow.

For more information and ways you can make a difference, visit

For information about the Niagara University preferred graduate tuition rate for Gateway Longview employees, contact Steven Huebsch, MBA at

About Horizon Corporations

Horizon provides hope and healing for individuals and their families dealing with substance use and mental health disorders. Horizon continues to grow and improve both our services and our organizational capabilities. In doing so, we benefited from our organization's mission-directed maturity, and our history of striving for excellence for more than 40 years.

We embrace our role as industry leaders and patient advocates knowing that the stakes have never been higher. The diseases of mental illness and addiction present urgent public health crises. They impact families in every neighborhood of our community. Education, prevention and treatment are our most effective weapons against these diseases. We offer comprehensive, person-centered care to help individuals and their families achieve improved health -  including medical, psychiatric, counseling and support services. We know that effective treatment makes recovery from behavioral health disorders possible. Most important, we provide hope.

Our Mission: Together for Recovery. Changing Lives. Saving Lives.

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A leader in the residential real estate industry with over 100 years of experience, the HUNT brand is recognized for consumer-oriented real estate products and services and some of the most elite real estate professionals in the industry. Through our residential real estate division and our core businesses- HUNT Mortgage, HUNT Insurance Agency, Network Title Agency of New York, HUNT Commercial Real Estate, HUNT Property Solutions, and The HUNT Homeowners Club- our organization provides services that make buying, selling, financing, insuring, maintaining and simply owning a home an easier and more satisfying experience.

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Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating and environment where our 18,300 employees around the globe can thrive.

We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers' challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in.

For information on Imerys Fused Minerals Tuition Assistance Program for eligible employees, please refer to the Employee Handbook or contact Human Resources at (716) 286-1234.

Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 400,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being. Established in 1980, our comprehensive portfolio of progressive products include HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, individual and small group Exchange products, consumer-directed plans and health savings accounts, plus coverage for self-funded employers. Independent Health's other subsidiaries and affiliate companies include Nova Healthcare Administrators, Reliance Rx, Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions, DxID, Evolve Practice Partners and the Independent Health Foundation.

The company has been recognized nationally for its award-wining customer service, dedication to quality health care and unmatched relationships with physicians and providers. To learn more, go to

Independent Health and its participating subsidiaries provide eligible associates with the opportunity to obtain, maintain and/or improve their job-related or career skills and competencies through participation in courses of study at accredited colleges and universities by offering a Corporate Education Assistance Program. For more information please contact Human Resources at or 716-635-4800.

Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realize the promise of technology- helping them maximize the value of the technology that they make, sell or use.  With its vast global infrastructure and focus on cloud, mobility, technology lifecycle, supply chain and technology solutions, Ingram Micro enables business partners to operate more efficiently and successfully in the market they serve.

No other company delivers as broad and deep a spectrum of technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world.

Kalos Health provides health insurance coverage through Kalos Health Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Plan. This plan helps individuals 18 and older with a chronic illness and/or health disability. Kalos Health RN Care Managers coordinate health care services through Western New York with a vast network designed to meet the health care needs of the diverse populations we serve.

Kalos Health also offers health insurance coverage through our Medicare Dual Advantage Plan, Kalos Health Gold Plus- a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Special Needs Plan (SNP) with a Medicare contract and a coordination of benefits agreement with the New York State Department of Health. Kalos Health Gold Plus is a Medicare Advantage Plan designed specifically for members with Medicare Part A and Part B who also have full New York State Medicaid benefits.

KeyBank is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, making it easy for you to bank where you live. Our roots trace back 190 years to Albany, NY. Today, KeyCorp is based in Cleveland, OH with assets of approximately $145 billion. We're continuing to grow. We are in 15 states with 1,400+ ATMs, 1,000+ full-service branches, and 17,000 full-time equivalent employees.

Liberty Home Care, established in 2001, is a New York State-licensed home care agency and Durable Medical Equipment provider. We ensure the highest quality of products and services to individuals with a variety of medical needs. Our wide range of products and services are available with just one call. These vital home health services are provided quickly by internally trained staff. We specialize in providing our services throughout Western New York.

We can provide private duty home health aides and homemakers, equipment for rehabilitative purposes and pediatric equipment and supplies. These combined services can ease the stress on families worrying about loved ones living alone. Services are delivered in the home, helping to provide more independence for loved ones.

Lighthouse Technology Services began over fourteen years ago as an IT Staffing Agency with an idea to connect quality IT professionals with quality IT professional positions.

Today we're blessed to have grown into a leading IT Staffing and IT Services Company with a large extended family of IT professionals in both front-line and management positions across a wide variety of IT organizations, and operating a broad spectrum of IT roles.

We're now an IT Solutions Firm, able to consult with IT and Business Decision Makers to help them strategize, develop, and execute technology plans that see them achieving their business goals.

Who We Serve

HR & Technology Department Leaders in Need of IT Professionals for their Teams

From our headquarters in the Buffalo, NY area, we serve Enterprise-Level down to Mid-Size Business IT Organizations by recruiting appropriate-skilled IT professionals for their teams through mostly Contract and contract-to-Hire options (yes, we provide permanent placement as well).

Contract IT Staff Augmentation is a major strength of ours that companies leverage to reduce their costs and their risk.

Businesses & IT Departments in Need of IT Partner and IT Solutions

We have an outstanding team of highly skilled IT Services Professionals who support businesses with services such as IT Assessments, IT Consulting, and even outsourced IT department services like Lighthouse's IT Managed Services.

Take your business to the next level, with Lighthouse Technology Services' IT Services Team.

Technology Professionals Looking for their Next Career Move

Having a partner to help navigate the anxiety-filled job search, interview, and hiring process can make all the difference between landing and loving that next career step and not. The benefit options we provide to contract IT professionals in our industry - allowing contract IT pros to earn more money and create a better path to job security, while enjoying the freedom that living the contract life can bring.

Relationships Matter to Us

You'll find a host of different ways to connect with us both online and off.

You can email us through the multiple contact forms on our website or reach out to us via our social media sites.

No matter your online preference, you'll always be able to pick up the phone and call us at our local number 716-634-0509.

Founded in 1965, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP is a full service law firm that serves clients regionally, nationally, and internationally on a variety of matters. With our main office in Buffalo, New York and offices in Albany; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Jacksonville, Florida; and Burlington, Ontario (Greater Toronto Area), LMWF represents a diverse client base which includes: individuals, both publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities and governmental entities.

For information on M&T's Tuition Assistance Program for eligible employees please refer to the Employee Handbook or contact Kristina Miller at or 716-651-5786 with questions.

Mass Mutual New York State provides professional services to individuals, families and businesses in New York and Pennsylvania.

We offer financial strategies to help in planning for death, disability and retirement. Our trained professionals have expertise in creating financial strategies backed by a wide range of product offerings and services, including life, disability income, long term care and business insurance; annuities; retirement and college saving strategies; mutual funds and a wide array of other investments; estate analysis; employee, executive benefit programs and financial planning.

We can help you achieve your long-term financial goals by providing you with our wisdom, advice and guidance. We listen to you and strive to understand you and your family, your business and your dreams for the future. We'll do the research and analysis for you and present solid ideas so you can make good decisions designed to protect your long-range financial security. We'll also keep you informed of changing trends and the latest strategies as they relate to your situation.

300 Corporate Parkway, suite 216 N Amherst, NY 14226



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Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is centrally located on a beautiful 287-acre rural campus in Sanborn, NY minutes from Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The Sanborn campus consists of eleven architecturally striking buildings, with the academic areas all connected by an interior walkway. NCCC offers 48 Associate degrees and 17 certificate programs, with a separate location at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in downtown Niagara Falls, NY dedicated to Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts. Military Times publication awarded NCCC the designation of a Top School in Best for Vets: Colleges 2018 rankings. NCCC is home to several nationally ranked competitive NJCAA sports teams for men and women. With the unveiling of the state-of-the art Learning Commons in September of 2018, NCCC demonstrates a commitment to investing in the future of our students, while delivering a quality education at an affordable price.

(716) 614-6222

Dr. William J. Murabito, President

Hospice is a way of caring for patients with end-of-life illnesses and supporting their family and loved ones through the illness and dying process. At Niagara Hospice, we believe every day is a gift and we value quality of life for each and every patient. As the only hospice provider in Niagara County, our staff and volunteers take pride in their compassionate service to others. Just one call to Niagara Hospice provides loved ones the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement care they need.

Hospice care is appropriate for people with any advanced stage illness, not just cancer, where the prognosis is a life expectancy of approximately six moths or less- if the illness were to run its normal course. Some patients receive hospice care beyond six months. In fact, studies show that people with end-of-life illnesses who choose hospice care often live longer that patients who do not elect hospice services.

The Hospice team consists of:

  • Physicians
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Hospice Aides
  • Homemakers
  • Trained Volunteers
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Spiritual Care Coordinators
  • Massage Therapists
  • Allied Therapists and Support Staff
  • Bereavement Counselors
  • Pet Peace of Mind

Today the Council is the oldest substance use disorder agency in Niagara County and for many people it remains the initial point of contact and entry into the system of substance use disorder services. Its mission to provide high-quality client-centered prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery to those affected by substance use disorders and other addictions from the Greater Niagara Area has never changed for 50 years. We are a not-for-profit human service organization governed through its Board of Directors, offering a wide range of specific and affiliated services to individuals, families, companies, schools and the community.

Please check our website: for all the services offered or call the main office at 716-282-1228.

Olin Corporation began in 1892, and after decades of success, along with some fruitful acquisitions, Olin has grown and expanded to encompass three business units. Olin Chlor Alkali Products & Vinyls and Olin Epoxy are each the leading vertically-integrated global manufacturer and distributors of products in their industries, including chlorine, bleach, caustic soda, and chlorinated organics; as well as epoxy resins and systems. Winchester Ammunition is a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition with principal manufacturing facilities that produce and distribute sporting ammunitions, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges.

 At Olin, the safety of our operations and products is our priority. As a Responsible Care company, we work to protect the health and safety of our employees and everyone in the communities where we operate. Our 6,000+ employees in more than 70 locations throughout the globe are committed to continuous innovation, uncompromising integrity, and exceptional service to ensure customer success.

Learn more about Olin on our website:

Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) streamlines key business areas across all Pegula family-owned sports and entertainment properties including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, Buffalo Beauts, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks, Harborcenter, Black River Entertainment, ADPRO Sports, PicSix Creative Agency and numerous hospitality properties. PSE aims to be a leader in the sports and entertainment industry by bringing together the individual resources, capabilities and talents of each of its entities to create a cohesive and sustainable brand that together represents the Pegula family's interest. PSE's mission is exemplified by its One Buffalo initiative, which unites Western New York and serves as a representation of teamwork through a deeper connection between Buffalo sports teams, fans and the community.

Contact: Kelly Navarro, Talent Acquisition Lead, Human Resources



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