WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association (TNBPA), located in the Town of Niagara, New York, was formed in 1996 by local Town of Niagara businesses and professionals to provide an association to act as a bridge between business, the local and county government, and the community.
The mission of the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association is to develop, promote and improve the business climate in the Town of Niagara.
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association creates opportunities for businesses to network. The Association supports/sponsors events such as the annual awards dinner, business seminars, Music Mania Mondays concert series, Boo Bash and the Town of Niagara Noelle Niagara event. The association provides informational seminars as well as networking mixers several times throughout the year.
The TNBPA includes businesses in the Town of Niagara as well as businesses that have joined as an associate member from the surrounding communities such as Buffalo, LaSalle, Niagara Falls, Sanborn and Wheatfield. The association’s membership is made up of area business owners and managers as well as professionals who voluntarily work together to create opportunities for business to grow and develop. The partnerships we have formed between local government and community organizations are the basis of our strength.
Board of Directors
Co-President: Janiene Ennis-Garcia, Key Bank
Co-President: Christopher Woods, Key Bank
Vice President: Meghan Ayers, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA
Secretary: Suzanne Kennedy, Niagara’s Choice Federal Credit Union
Treasurer: Patrick Brown, CPA Brown & Company, LLP
Board of Directors:
Denny Klidonas, Opportunities Unlimited
Tom Laurie, Firth Jewelers
Gene Colucci, Gene’s Wholesale Tire
Doreen Poole, Corporate Concierge, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA
Lisa Churakos, CEO, Workbea Digital
Directors At Large:
David Miller, M&M Electric Construction
Strength in Numbers
Our committees are made of of members who serve in various capacities. They represent the TNBPA in the community, plan our events and work with other entities to collaborate on projects.
Joining a committee is a great way to get involved!
This annual event is held each year in January and is the venue to highlight the accomplishments of the organization as well as honor our award recipients, chosen by the board of directors. The chairperson is responsible for this event including dinner, awards, programs, fund raising program books, basket give away, item raffle and an interesting evening for all our members.
Mixers and Networking
This committee is responsible to plan networking mixers or after hour events for the membership to create a venue to promote business. Guest speakers can present materials of interest to the membership or community. Guest speakers cannot hold political office, unless approved by the Board of Directors.
An important role in the TNBPA is to respond to membership inquires in a timely manner as well as personal contact. All directors of the TNBPA are members of the membership team. The chairperson is responsible to mail letters to prospective members, distribute membership brochures, process membership applications, keep an accurate and up to date membership list, and organize a yearly membership drive.
The TNBPA is committed to enhance the Town of Niagara by utilizing grant funding for beautification projects. The chairperson of this committee is responsible to propose a beautification project as well as a budget and work with the Town of Niagara Beautification Committee. The board must approve all projects no later than the March board meeting.
The scholarship committee consists of two (2) board members. Scholarship applications must be solicited to area high schools, public and private. All candidates must be interviewed and the scholarship winner must be chosen no later than the May board meeting.