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Hires/Promotions/Honors

WILLCARE, a home health care provider, named Jim Kleinsmith to its corporate information technology team. As IT solutions architect, he will analyze, develop and implement solutions that match the right technologies with specific business needs.

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Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel partner Dennis P. Harkawik served as a panelist at “Transforming New York’s Energy Future: Policy, Innovation and Economic Growth,” a forum sponsored by the American Chemistry Council, the New York State Chemical Alliance and the Business Council of New York State. Harkawik served on the opening panel, titled “Natural Gas: New York Politics and the Impact on Energy, Jobs and the Manufacturing Renaissance.”

Company Connections

Canisius College alumni ranked second in the overall pass rate in New York State on the 2012 CPA exam cycle among institutions with 21 to 60 candidates. The results are for graduates of bachelor and graduate programs who are first-time candidates sitting for the CPA exam.

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KB Holdings Food Cash and Carry recently celebrated the grand opening of its cash and carry store, warehouse and offices at 1650 William St.

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ChrisFit Personal Training recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting of its Lewiston location at 734 Cayuga St. ChrisFit also has a location on Hyde Park Boulevard in Niagara Falls. The facility is owned by Chris Tybor with his wife, Cathy.

Contributing

M&T Bank has donated $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity Capital District in Albany and an additional $10,000 to the Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar program.

Patents

Title: Magnolia extract containing compositions

No.: 8,445,036

Inventors: Faller, Jim (Williamsville); Gan, David (Southlake, Texas); Hines, Michelle (Lewisville, Texas), Mangos, Lisa (Katy, Texas)

Assignee: Mary Kay. (Dallas, Texas)

Date issued: May 21, 2013