Who we are

Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association

Board of Directors

About Us

The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association, located in the Town of Niagara, County of Niagara, in beautiful Western New York, creates opportunities for businesses to network with other business owners and professionals, become involved in the community, and promote your business by becoming an active member in the association.

The mission statement of the TNBPA is to develop, promote and improve the business climate in the Town of Niagara.

Established in 1996, The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association was formed by local business owners and managers as well as professionals to develop a partnership between local government and community organizations.

"Working Together to Strengthen Business in Our Community"

Janiene Ennis-Garcia, Key Bank

Christopher Woods, Key Bank
Vice President:

Meghan Ayers, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA


Suzanne Kennedy, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union


Patrick Brown, CPA Brown & Company, LLP


David Miller, M&M Electric Construction 

Ron Villani, Villani's Lawn & Landscape, LLC

Denny Klidonas, Opportunities Unlimited

Peter Mascaro, CMC Concrete LLC

Tom Laurie, Firth Jewelers

Gene Colucci, Gene's Wholesale Tire

Doreen Poole,  Corporate Concierge, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA
Directors At Large:

Margie Blakely

David Miller, M&M Electric Construction

Sarah Nelson


Dinner - Lisa Scalzo

Beautification - Judith Gatto

Government - TBD

Nominations - TBD

Scholarship - Margie Blakely, Janiene Ennis-Garcia

Website - Lisa Churakos

Membership- Gene Colucci
Committee Information

Annual Dinner & Awards


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.


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.

Business Association Liaison

The chairperson is responsible to attend the Greater Niagara Business Alliance meetings to report all planned events and share information in order for events to be coordinated and avoid conflicts with surrounding business associations.

By-Law Review

This committee is responsible to review all the by-laws on a yearly basis and bring before the board any proposed changes.  Any changes to the by-laws must be presented to the board no later than the May board meeting and must notify the membership no less than 30 days before a full membership meeting to vote on the proposed changes.


The person or persons on this committee are responsible for attending the work sessions of the Town of Niagara in order to report to the Board of Directors any issues that may affect business in our Town as well as bring before the board any county government issues, which would affect business.


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.

Mixers & Networking Events

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.


This committee is responsible to gather articles from all committees in order to keep the membership up to date with current information regarding the association solicit sponsors for the newsletter, oversee the timely mailing of the newsletter and coordinate its publication either in-house or outside secretarial service.


Getting to know the membership and seek out members willing to serve on the board of directors of the association is an important function of the TNBPA in order to keep this organization from getting stagnate.  The membership must be notified that nominations to the board are being solicited; a ballot for the purpose of election must be generated and mailed to the membership by September 1st.  Votes are tabulated and directors appointed by the October/November board meeting.  The membership must be given 30 days to submit nominations.  In addition, a 30 day notice is given of the director's slate.


This committee is responsible for promotions - handling all press releases regarding events, networking mixers and accomplishments of the association.


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.

Steak Out

The annual steak out is held each year in the month of August.  The committee chair is responsible to organize and advertise this event, as well as oversee basket auctions and 50/50 split fundraising opportunities.


This committee is responsible to keep the TNBPA website up to date with information regarding mixers, events, etc.  The chairperson works directly with the website developer and host to make sure everything is kept up to date.