Apr 19 - Buffalo Rotary Trade Show

Apr 26 - Buffalo History Museum


Melissa Brown joined The Buffalo History Museum (TBHM) staff in 1998 and became the Museum's 11th Executive Director in 2011.


Accomplishments include rebranding from The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society to the welcoming “The Buffalo History Museum” during our 150th Anniversary. Additionally, 27 exhibits opened including “Inside Tim Russert’s Office,” individual giving increased by 40%, programs increased by 30%, and visitation has increased by 18%.


She received her M.A. in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinois University in 2000, adding to her 1995 B.A. in history and museum studies minor from SUNY Oswego.


Melissa will be giving us the A, B, C’s of the Buffalo History Museum, the history of the museum and some of their newest initiatives.

May 3 - KeyBank

Gary Quenneville is the Regional Executive for the Upstate New York Region. He oversees Key’s Community Bank franchise and is responsible for grow ing the client base in Business Banking, Key Private Bank and Commercial Banking businesses. He also partners w ith the sales managers of Key Community Development Bank, Key Investment Services, KeyBank Mortgage and Key’s Wealth Management Group to ensure the seamless delivery of services to clients throughout the region.
Quenneville has been with KeyBank for his entire career, having joined the company in 1985 as a management associate. He subsequently held numerous positions with increasing responsibility within both the Retail and Business Banking groups.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with minors in economics and psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego. Quenneville is also an honors graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.
A native of Malone, New York, Quenneville currently resides in Clarence with his wife and daughter. Active in civic life, Quenneville serves on the boards of the National Federation for Just Communities, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, D’Youville College and Heritage Centers.

KeyBank Upstate New York Regional Sales Executive Gary Quenneville will be discussing the company’s growing presence in Western New York, its role as a major employer and active corporate citizen in the market, and his perspective on the local economy and business environment.

May 10 - CitiGroup


Anthony Vazquez is currently the Head of NAM Cash Securities Operations at Citi, in addition he is the Site Head for the Citi Buffalo location.  . 


He has 32 plus years of experience within Cash Security Operations.  His responsibilities over the years included Settlements, Trade Support, Liquidity Management and various other operational groups on both Retail and Institutional platforms.


He was an integral part of merging both the Smith Barney and Shearson back-office and the Salomon and Smith Barney back-office.  In 2007 he transferred the Fixed Income Operations team from NYC to Buffalo and re-located to Buffalo as part of the move.


Mr. Vazquez is currently a member of the SIFMA Operations Committee and has been a member of various SIFMA sub-committees.  He attended Manhattan College in Bronx, NY.     


Discussion points will include what Citi Buffalo does from its inception until now, what makes our employees great, and a little about types of employees we are looking for to join us.   

May 17 - BNBEA


On Thursday, May 17th, the Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association (BNBEA) will "Celebrate Business Ethics" at its annual awards luncheon at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.  Please join us for our 12th anniversary of recognizing and honoring ethical business practices.  By attending, you will be inspired by the ethical companies at work in our community and how ethical behavior truly is good business.

The 2018 BN Award finalists are:

Main Mobility, McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers, P.C., and Ohlsons Bakery and Cafe in the small business category of 5-25 employees.

Bieler-Janitorial Services, Copier Fax Business Technologies, Inc. and Landies Candies Co. Inc. in the mid-sized business category of 26-100 employees.

Aleron and Tri-It Distributing Co. Inc. in the large business category of over 100 employees.

BNBEA's mission is to foster and promote ethical business practicres within the Greater Buffalo Niagara Region and recognize companies that are committed to business ethics.

There will be sign up sheets at upcoming Rotary Club meetings.

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