Anthony J. Baynes, founder and chairman of the AJ Baynes Group, was chosen as one of Business First’s POWER 250. The Power 250 list identifies the 250 most influential people who, in Business First’s opinion, wield the most clout in the eight-county region. Baynes, a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York State Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, has made this list six consecutive years (2012-2017). In addition to this prestigious honor, Baynes has earned many other distinctions, including an award from the Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association in 2013.
Chairman Baynes, a prominent business leader and entrepreneur, also serves on several professional boards including the Seneca Development Corporation, a division of the Seneca Nation of Indians, the Independent Health Association Board of Directors, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Board of Authority Board and the Dent Neurologic Institute Board.
Baynes and his partners formed the development company ADK Hospitality, LLC. with emphasis on hotel development. A four-star hotel adjacent to Batavia Downs Gaming was recently built in the Town of Batavia. On November 2nd, 2016, the four-story hotel with 84 luxury guest rooms and suites, celebrated its Grand Opening with rave reviews. The hotel now serves as an important amenity to the gaming, restaurant, banquet and racing activities at Batavia Downs.