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Buffalo Niagara Event Professionals (BNEP) is composed of professionals involved in the creation, management, production and implementation of special events and promotions. Membership is open to anyone primarily involved in planning special events or promotions from the corporate, non-profit or independent sectors.
BNEP was founded in 1987 by Terry Kazmierczak of M&T Bank as Buffalo Events Network for those who's primary job was to produce Buffalo-area events. The name change was implemented by the membership in 2007 to mark the group's 20th anniversary and the growth experienced over those years in both the group and the profession.
Membership is comprised of event planners and promoters in three categories: non-profit, corporate and independent event planners. Monthly meetings are comprised of educational topics in the field as well as member sharing and collaboration.
Monthly meetings are open to the public and we encourage anyone in the event planning industry to join us.2012-2013 Board of Directors Email address President- Bobbi Scott [email protected] Vice President/Treasurer- Renee Joldos Orr [email protected] Secretary- Kathleen O'Brien [email protected] Marketing Chair- Carla Livecchi [email protected] Membership Chair- Lindsey Dotson [email protected] Education and Programming- Cassie Saleh [email protected]