The Sentinel's outgoing ad rep, Phil Buffone, at right, is shown with (from left) Niagara County First District Legislator Clyde Burmaster, YBPA President Cheryl Butera, Secretary Mark Butera and Treasurer Steve Zastrow. (Photo by Kevin Cobello, K&D Action Photo and Aerial Imaging)
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
By Terry Duffy
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its quarterly membership meeting Tuesday at Ray's Tavern. At the well-attended session, YBPA officials and members discussed a number of association events in planning for 2018. Included were the Lew-Port School District's current "One District, One Book" shared reading initiative, a community effort involving students, families, local libraries and businesses; the seventh annual O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Youngstown Lions annual Cash Bash, both March 17; the annual Niagara River Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, returning this April to the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston; this summer's Free Friday Night Concert Series at Falkner Park, coordinated by YBPA board member Dotty Riordan; and planning for YBPA's annual "Welcome to Youngstown" brochure.