Education

    Since 1942, BNSME has worked closely with the local and national business community, offering many opportunities to help members attain peak performance. Each event is designed to enhance our members’ professional competitive advantage.

    • Monthly meetings with presentations by proven sales and marketing experts

    • Regularly scheduled seminars

    • Special events featuring renowned speakers

    • Peer networking

    • Executive News magazine

    Next generation

    BNSME is committed to developing the next generation of sales and marketing professionals. Through our annual Student Day program, college juniors and seniors planning a career in our field interact with members who share their real-world experience. BNSME members also lend their time and expertise to:

    • Local colleges and universities

    • Junior Achievement programs

    • Business clubs such as DECA at the high school level

    Collegiate Sales & Marketing Scholarship Award

    Each year, BNSME honors one college or university student who is majoring in business or marketing and has already made an impact in the industry. The Collegiate Sales & Marketing Award is presented to the winning student in front of over 300 sales and marketing executives within the Western New York market at our annual Executive of the Year and Elite Sales & Marketing Awards dinner. The Collegiate Award includes a $500 scholarship check payable to the award recipient.

    2019 Collegiate Sales & Marketing Award Scholarship Application

    Read what past award recipients have told us about winning this award:

    I am grateful for the opportunities that the Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives (BNSME) have presented me. The BNSME has given me the opportunity to be involved with a professional organization as a college student by taking advantage of networking and learning from business professionals. In addition, the BNSME has given me the opportunity to be a finalist in the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives Collegiate Scholarship. This monetary scholarship helped me pursue my Master of Business Administration degree, which I have recently achieved. These amazing BNSME opportunities have given me the ability to grow in my own professional career. The BNSME is a valuable professional organization that college students with all different backgrounds can utilize to advance their educational and professional careers!  Erika Betz, Hilbert College, 2017 Collegiate Sales & Marketing Scholarship Award winner

    As a student, there’s always pressure to network, network, network but I believe building real, meaningful relationships is the foundation of success. BNSME has been a worker in my construction to success and I can’t thank them enough for the impact I have received from the Collegiate Sales & Marketing Award.  Kim Trieu, University at Buffalo, 2018 Collegiate Sales & Marketing Scholarship Award winner

    Student Chapters

    Students from Pi Sigma Epsilon attend our meetings regularly and are often available for internships and mentoring. Opportunities exist for BNSME members to obtain a student intern or new graduate!