September 20, 2017

RHBA Hispanic Business Person of the Year 2003

Grace Tillinghast

Co-owner
The Battery

Grace Tillinghast, formerly a Kodak executive, left the corporate world in 2007 to work full time for the family business. Since 1983, she is co-owner of The Battery, the first indoor baseball and softball training facility in Western NY.

Presently active in several groups and organizations in the community:

In addition to being 2003 Hispanic Business Person of the Year, Grace has received numerous awards and recognitions for her community involvement. Among them, 2002 Latinas Unidas Reconocimiento Award for Career AchievementCertificate of Mayoral Recognition from Mayor Robert Duffy and most recently Volunteer of the Yearby the Ibero-American Action League. Grace is currently Chair of the Hispanic Business Association.