Kelechi Chillis-Ihenko

Buffalo Prep Class of 2012

“I’m Kelechi, a proud Buffalo Prep graduate from the class of 2012. My educational journey continued at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute for high school, and from there, I embarked on an exciting path at the University at Buffalo where I completed my bachelor’s degree and master’s in business administration. 

My education prepared me well for my many roles at my group of family businesses. Life has taken me on a rewarding adventure, and most recently, I’ve stepped into the role of a franchise owner. In December, I proudly opened the doors to my very own UPS Store located at 345 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14204. This endeavor has truly kept me on my toes, but I’m loving every moment of it.

The inspiration behind starting this franchise stems from a genuine desire to make a positive impact on my community. I noticed a significant need for essential services, and I wanted to step up and provide them. My store isn’t just a place for shipping; it’s a hub for various services, including packing, copying, shredding, mailboxes, design, and printing.

With all of this going on, I am still always interested in learning new things and participating in new opportunities as they arise. I am grateful to Buffalo Prep for supporting me and my business in all aspects.

Hard work is key as long as you have balance. You need to work smart and efficiently so that you can reach your goals without missing out on life.”