Lindsey L. Taylor, a native of Buffalo, NY; graduate from Sweet Home High School and he attended Buffalo State College for Undergraduate Studies in Business Marketing. Many may recognize him as a renowned young professional, educator for the Buffalo Board of Education or even as Coach Taylor. His journey began in high school; an athlete, where he was three sport athlete. Taylor entered Buffalo State College in 2006 instantly becoming very active in campus activities and organizations. During these years he was the President of the Student Union Board and a member on the executive board for the African-American Student Organization, member of the Caribbean Student Organization, Student Life and the radio host for 91.3 WBNY. Being involved in the campus life gave him the opportunity to build a network that he attributes for much of his success.
During the spring of 2007 at the age of 19, he started his first business Crown Entertainment and Promotions. Developing rapidly, the company became one of the leading marketing and event planning brands across the United States. Over the past ten years, Crown Entertainment has been able to launch many successful sports and entertainment brands and align business ventures with Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, local school boards, small businesses, community organizations, elected officials and more. Crown Entertainment did, what most would say, anything and everything from nightlight life events, festivals, sporting events, comedy shows, corporate, charity and more. What made Crown Entertainment special was that it was unique and trendsetting in its industry with bridging the gap between generations, community and businesses, and culture barriers. With Lindsey’s vision it set the foundation to continue to develop business brand that can expand its reach.
Lindsey’s success and vision enabled him to start several prominent businesses with an international reach such as Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival, Ballin’ For a Cause Inc., Queen City Classic Basketball League, G.O.A.L.S Premier Cup, and the Take It To the Streets Custom Car and Bike Show. These businesses have similar models with presenting positive quality events that will, in return, benefit the community.
Lindsey has received numerous awards from : Proclamations from Mayor Byron Brown, NYS Senate Legislative Resolutions, Buffalo Urban League Entrepreneurship Award , CHANGEMAKERS 30 Under 30 honoree (2011), CHANGEMAKERS 30 Under 30 Outstanding Alumni Award (2016), Marilyn A Parker Scholarship Foundation Community Award, Emerging Philanthropist of Color, Communities of Giving Legacy, Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, Amherst School District Black History Month Honoree, Niagara Falls State Park, Buffalo-Fort Erie Peace Bridge Authority, NYS Senator Tim Kennedy, NYS Assemblywoman Crystal People-Stokes, and more.