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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Sinatra & Company Real Estate named John Zeman senior property manager and Francis Keyes vice president of finance. Zeman most recently was with Belmont Management and previously was a property manager at the Peter Cooper Village-Stuyvesant Town in New York City. He received his project management certification from New York University and is a New York State-licensed real estate salesman. Keyes, a Harvard University graduate, spent the last seven years working at various Wall Street investment banks.

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Nothnagle Realtors named Danna Caddell a saleswoman at its Amherst branch. Caddell is a multimillion-dollar producer with expertise in residential, relocation and vacation homes.

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Tops Markets promoted Shawna Halas and Kenny Hausman to merchandisers. Halas, previously a business support analyst for the company, has worked at Tops for 10 years. Hausman, who has been with the company for eight years, most recently served as an administrative assistant.

Company Connections

Chateau Buffalo, a winery specializing in wines and craft hard ciders made with locally grown grapes and fruit, recently opened in the Niagara Frontier Food Terminal in the Clinton-Bailey Market area of Buffalo. The 3,500-square-foot facility is used for both retail sales and production. Chateau Buffalo was previously located on Hertel Avenue.

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Wegmans has been recognized by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the country’s best neighborhood supermarkets. The magazine chose stores based on quality, selection, atmosphere, community spirit and “inspiring ideas for serious cooks.” Wegmans was cited for its cooking classes, prepared foods, salad bar, and tea and coffee bars.

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Scotty’s Delivery, a personal shopping service for customers in the Southtowns, was recently launched by Hamburg resident Scott Kolarz. The new service provides personal shopping service for customers from Eden to West Seneca who are elderly, disabled or don’t have time to shop.

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The Red Coach Inn and Restaurant in Niagara Falls received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for hospitality.

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A.V. Perfection Ltd., Depew, was awarded a $17,797 federal contract for audio sounds systems from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ South Texas Health Care System, San Antonio.

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Weaver Materiel Service, Jamestown, was awarded a $6,459 federal contract for double-washed chromite sand from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Contributing

Junior Achievement and Junior Achievement of Western New York received a $6,900 implementation grant from UPS Foundation to launch JA Be Entrepreneurial, a financial literacy and entrepreneurship program to benefit local high school students in 2013.

Patents

Title: Disposable flex reamer

No.: 8,454,608

Inventors: Victor, Gary (Wheatfield); White, Patrick W. (West Chester, Pa.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: June 4, 2013

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Title: Peracetic acid vapor sterilization of food and beverage containers

No.: 8,454,890

Inventors: Rovison Jr., John M. (Sanborn); Lymburner, Charles J. (Tonawanda); Abraham, Shibu (Stewartsville, N.J.); Thompson, Angela (East Amherst)

Assignee: FMC Corp. (Philadelphia)

Date issued: June 4, 2013