Buffalo Niagara Travel Professionals hold monthly networking meetings. All travel professionals from the Buffalo/Niagara region are invited to attend.


2014 Meetings:

August 5, 2014 - Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls: Summer Outing

September 9, 2014 - J's White Elephant Banquet Center, Speaker: Patrick Kaler, CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara

October 7, 2014 - Embassy Suites Buffalo: Installation Dinner

November 11, 2014 - TBA, Speaker:  John Bourdage from Bourdage Consulting

December 2, 2014 - Holiday Affair: TBA

Upcoming events

    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • J's White Elephant Banquet Center

    Meeting Notice

    Tuesday September 9, 2014


    Patrick Kaler,

    President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara 



    Patrick Kaler is the new President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara, Western New York's largest tourism and hospitality promotional agency.  He comes to Buffalo from the Loudoun County Convention Visitors Association, a suburb of Washington, DC, and previous to Loudoun, was the Director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority for 4 years.


    Please join us in welcoming Mr. Kaler to Buffalo and experience his vision of making Western New York a worldwide destination!




    J's White Elephant Banquet Center

    1404 Abbott Road

    Lackawanna, NY 14218



    Directions to J's White Elephant Banquet Center


    Evening Agenda:

    5:15 PM – 6:00PM                 Networking/Cash Bar

    6:00 PM – 6:15PM             Opening Remarks (President)

    6:15 PM – 7:15PM             Family Style Dinner

    7:15 PM – 7:45PM             Presentation

    7:45 PM – 8:00 PM            Q&A/Closing Remarks


    We will be collecting donations in order to support Heart of Niagara (HON). Please bring items from the Wish List and be entered to win one of two prizes - a $25 gift card for Tim Hortons or a $25 gift card for Wegmans:


    • Purina puppy chow
    • Blankets (no electric, or large comforters please)
    • Small dog biscuits
    • Large dog biscuits
    • Plastic pet carriers ( medium and large)
    • Collars ( medium, large)
    • Leashes
    • Kong Chews + fillers
    • Nylabone products
    • Rope toys
    • Stuffed animal toys
    • Poop bags
    • Anti-tip stainless steel dishes
    • Training treats
    • Pet Brushes and combs
    • Science Diet Dog Food
    • Purina Kitten Chow
    • Kennels (sm,med,lg)
    • collars(sm,med,lg)
    • Purina Cat Chow

    Gift Certificates for:

    • Petsmart
    • Walmart
    • Foster and Smith
    • Petco




    Garden Salad with House Dressing

    Warm Rolls with Butter

    Roast Breast of Turkey in Gravy

    Slow Roasted Top Round of Beef

    Mashed Potatoes

    Vegetable Medley

    Penne Pasta






    RSVP: Please RSVP online by September 4, 2014 ($10.00 late fee after 9/4).  Register online at  You can pay online with a credit card or bypass the payment and send a check to: BNTP, Attn: Kelly Fox, PO Box 333, East Aurora, NY 14052. Last minute RSVPs only, e-mail and pay at door.





    ____$30 Member           ____$40 Guest/Late Fee





    Company Name:________________________





    • 28 Sep 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Niagara Wine Trail

    BNTP Wine Tour

    Sunday, September 28th

    9:30AM – 4:30 PM


    Click Here to Register

    Your tour will begin with a visit to Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms. Taste from their 20 different red, white, and fruit wines and sample their homemade pies, jam, and fudge. Then it’s off to the Lockport Canalside, an 1840 warehouse renovated to provide a casual yet elegant Canal Town atmosphere for a delicious buffet lunch on the banks of the Erie Canal. Two more winery visits follow featuring wine tastings, unique gift shops, and gourmet cheeses and chocolates.

    This package including transportation, tastings at three wineries, buffet lunch, and services of a licensed, professional driver/guide is priced at $59.00 per person.

    Pickup Locations:

    Millennium Hotel - 9:30 AM

    Marriott Amherst - 10 AM

    *Register by September 19th*


    Click Here to Register

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