Message from the President

by Sharon Ciminelli 

Hello Members,

Welcome 2016 and Happy New Year to all!  I hope this New Year brings you and your families much health, happiness, peace and prosperity.

I am looking forward to a great year and am fortunate to have a super Executive Team and Board of Directors as well as an enthusiastic staff leading the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors.  And of course a great group of members!   Each new year marks a transition and changes, and I am ready for them.  

Our committees will be gearing up soon and ready for the objectives that have been outlined by our Strategic Plan and the National Association of Realtors.  If you want to be involved it is never too late.  A link to a list of BNAR committees is on this homepage.  Your expertise can benefit our Association and everyone’s input and ideas are always welcome.  

Each and every one of you are invited to my Inauguration which will be held on Friday, February 19 at 4:00 pm at Salvatore’s’ Italian Gardens.  Black tie is optional.  We have kept the cost down thanks to our supporters.  The link to the menu and response card is also on this homepage.

Let’s work together to make 2016 the best year ever. I look forward to working with you side by side to meet the challenges that this year may bring!

I have a special email. Please feel free to email anytime 24/7/365.

2016 Presidents Inaugural Event

All members are invited to the Inauguration of the 2016 BNAR President, Sharon Ciminelli, the installation of the Officers and Directors, and the award presentations to the REALTOR and REALTOR-ASSOCIATE of the Year on Friday, February 19 at 4:00 pm.  Black Tie optional.  The cost is $75.00 per person.  Reservations due by February 10 – use this link to print the response card and mail to BNAR, 200 John James Audubon Pkwy., Amherst, NY  14228.  Block of rooms under BNAR’s name available at Garden Place.  Please reserve by January 2, 2016.

2016 BNAR President, Sharon Ciminelli, Chooses SPCA Serving Erie County as Her Charity for the Year

For the first time, the opportunity to save and adopt every healthy or treatable homeless animal in Erie County is within reach.  The SPCA Serving Erie County provides both animal rescue and educational services that empower individuals to become caring, responsible citizens who value animals as a vital part of their community.  Consider adopting!  In addition funds are needed to Raise the Roof.  Donations are needed to pave the way to Petopia a newly built facility for the SPCA who will be moving to Harlem Road in West Seneca.  Go to to find out more.

Committees Forming for 2016

Want to be involved in the BNAR and part of the decision making process? BNAR committees are now forming for 2016.  Belonging on a committee teaches you team building, can bring you a strong network of connections, improves your leadership and management skills and helps fulfill the objectives and set goals for your association. Use this form to sign up.

West Herr Benefits
BNAR Realtor Team Store
Key Communicator Kickoff