Anthony Baynes runs six local companies, all connected in one way or another to the logistics industry. The Clarence businessman founded his first company in 1980 as a 22-year-old with $500. His first shipment was 500 bags of onions from Detroit to Buffalo.
Today, Baynes is a member of the Seneca Commission for Economic Development, an adjunct of the Seneca Nation of Indians. He’s also one of two non-lawyers on the New York State Court of Appeals’ seven-member board of trustees, which governs the New York Lawyers Fund for Client Protection.
Baynes also is a director of Independent Health and a member of the New York State Small Business Advisory Board. He served a two-year term as chairman of the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority.
As a developer, Baynes and Kent Frey renovated the Corn Exchange Building in downtown Buffalo into the mixed-use 100 South Building, bringing the century-old building back to life.
– James Fink