Patrick Finan Founder & Principal, Block Club
Patrick is the founder and principal of Block Club, a five-year-old progressive design studio and advertising agency in Buffalo, NY. Patrick and Block Club are dedicated to building strong brands for forward thinking business and organizations, connecting locally minded business and customers, and creating products that inform, inspire and build community.
Under Patrick's leadership, Block Club was recently rated the number 3 fastest growing company in WNY by Business First. Regional clients include Freed Maxick, Insyte Consulting, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, The Elmwood Village Association, The Lexington Coop and The University at Buffalo. Block Club's product lineup includes Block Club magazine in Western New York and City Dining Cards, Cocktail Cards and Fridge Phrases in eight Northeastern markets.
Patrick has been a TEDx speaker and has won numerous Addy Awards for advertising. Other awards and achievements include being the youngest recipient of both Business First's 40 Under 40 ranking and UB's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership C. Taylor Kew Award for entrepreneurial excellence. Patrick has also been called a "Rising Star in Advertising" by the Advertising Club of Buffalo.