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




                                                                               BNTP 2018 Events:


Date: January

No Dinner Meeting


Date: February 13

Location: Wilcox Mansion (Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural Site)

Speaker: Patrick Kaler, President & CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara

Topic: Buffalo Tourism

**Complimentary Tours @ 4PM


Date: March 6

Location: Niagara Frontier Wurlitzer Event Center (Home of Platter's Chocolates)

Speaker: Kathleen Granchelli, CEO of YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

Topic: "From homeless person to hospitality professional, YWCA's Carolyn's House transforms the lives of vulnerable women and their children"


Date: April 10 (Update)

Location: Ilio DiPaolo's

Speaker: Renee DiFlavio, Senior Vice President from the Olmsted Center

Topic: "Opening Your Eyes to the Skill Sets of Blind and Visually Impaired Hospitality Employees


Date: May 1

Location: Embassy Suites Buffalo


Date: June 5

Location: Hyatt Place Niagara Falls

Speaker: Margo Bittner, Owner of Marijim Manor

Topic: "Love the Wine Your With - A journey along OUR Niagara Wine Trail, harvesting the bounty of our vines, orchards and farms to maximize agritourism and optimize agribusiness in NYS."


Date: July

No Dinner Meeting


Date: August 7

Location: The Public House on the Lake

BNTP Summer Event






Upcoming events

    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Wurlitzer Event Center

    BNTP Meeting Notice

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018


    "Wurlitzer Event Center-Home of Platters Chocolates" 



           Please join us for our March event at the historic Wurlitzer Building! Tours of the Platters Chocolate Factory, located at the Wurlitzer Building will begin at 4:30 pm for guests who are able to attend.
    Parking is available near the circular driveway at the venue. The Banquet Room is located on the second floor.


    Kathleen Granchelli:  CEO of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier

    Join us and Kathleen discusses "From Homeless, to Hospitality Professional." YWCA's Carolyn's House transforms the lives of vulnerable women and their children.

    Wurlitzer Event Center

    908 Niagara Falls Blvd.

    North Tonawanda, NY 14120

    Directions to Wurlitzer Event Center


    Evening Agenda:

    4:30 PM – 5:15 PM            Tour of Platters Chocolate Factory

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

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

    6:15 PM – 7:00 PM            Sit-Down Dinner

    7:00 PM – 7:45 PM            Presentation

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




    Cheese Display of Imported and Domestic Cheese, Grapes, Berries, Artisan Breads & Crackers

    Sit-Down Dinner

    House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Rolls, Artisan Bread with butter/olive oil dip

    Choice of:

    * Sliced Filet of Sirloin with Port Wine Demi-glace

    *Pasta Pomodoro with Tomato, Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil and White Wine

    *Chicken Florentine, Oven-roasted & Stuffed Breast of Chicken with Spinach and Ricotta 

    Each dish served with Potato and Vegetable du jour


    Cheesecake with Berries

    Coffee/Tea Service





    RSVP: Please RSVP online by February 27, 2018 ($10.00 late fee after 2/27/18).  Register online at  You can pay online with a credit card or bypass the payment and send a check to: BNTP, Attn: Chris Hall, PO Box 532, Cheektowaga, NY, 14225. Last minute RSVPs only, e-mail  and pay at door.





    ____$35 Member           ____$45 Guest/Late Fee





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