Small business owners graduate in inaugural class

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – University at Buffalo students will make history Monday as members of the School of Management walk across the stage as the first ever graduates of a new program.

The students took part in the Allstate Entrepreneur Support program, which is bringing business owners together to help transform Buffalo’s Kensington-Bailey district. The graduation ceremony will start at 5:30 p.m. in Bailey’s Imperial Plaza.

This year’s program participants include:

  • Sheila Clency, owner of Crowns of Glory
  • Civic Davis, owner of New Style Records
  • Paul Diamond, owner of Bailey’s Furniture
  • Pearl Hammond, owner of West African International
  • Damone Henderson, owner of Barber Business
  • Brian Lewis, owner of Zion’s Beauties
  • Hyacinth Patterson, owner of Caribbean Experience
  • Darrell Shepherd, owner of Shepherd’s Liquor
  • Annette Watts, owner of Ann Rhod’s Tailoring provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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