First Partner Event a Big Success

Bailey Avenue Business Association Partner Event 10/9/2013Buffalo, NY – At 2:00pm on October 9th, 2013, Bailey Avenue Business Association celebrated it’s first Partner Kickoff Event. BABA President, Abraham Cissé began the event with brief remarks to honor all present and express the organization’s mission and commitment to area businesses

It is our shared purpose to invigorate private and public partnerships and create new initiatives for professional development that will give us a firmer step forward in the right direction.

Bailey Avenue Business Association Partner Event 10/9/2013

Front Row: Wiley H Simmons – Key Bank Manager, Pastor Blanch Robinson – Generation of Faith Youth Ministries, Essence Sweat – Market Me Company Owner, Hyacinth Patterson – Caribbean Experience Restaurant Owner, Fawaz Kazd – Ferry Express 4# Gas Station Owner, Kim Young – Young Fashion Owner, Fred Merukeb – Arab American Association President, Second Row:Brian Ritter – Zenner & Ritter Heating & Cooling, Bob Cohen – United Men’s Fashion Owner, Abraham Cissé – ABCIS Technology Services / Uptown Theatre of Buffalo, LLC, Carl Anderson – Louis Texas Hot Owner

Celebrated BABA Partners:

  • Council Member Fontana, Council Member Smith, And Council Member Russell,
  • City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning, Kathleen Peterson
  • Villa Maria College President Sister Marcella Marie Garus,
  • And Vice President For Academic Affairs, Dr. Matthew Giordano,
  • UB Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, Michael Pietkiewicz
  • UB Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator, Linwood Roberts,
  • UB School of Management Program Coordinator, Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership, Alex Cleary
  • University District Community Development Association, Gloria J. Parks Community Center, Executive Director, Roseann Scibilia
  • Buffalo Promise Neighborhood
  • E-District Police
  • Say Yes! Students
  • Members of The Press
  • All Our Partners Present
  • BABA Members

BBA Partners Key Bank
Mr. Cissé ended his opening speech by outlining goals for BABA, it’s partners and the event:

The objective of this event is to bring attention to the condition of Bailey Avenue while assessing for yourselves the positive development that is taking place and become familiar with the offerings of Bailey’s over 160 businesses.

The energy, faith, and commitment you bring to this endeavor will reverberate for generations to come. The district has endured much and with your help we will witness it thrive and prosper.