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Hires/Promotions/Honors

BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute named Andrew Benzin to its health professional team, instructing exercise classes and assisting with health assessments as well as corporate and community events. Also, the agency appointed Erin Lingle its national school wellness coordinator and Bill McDonagh, coordinator of Pre-K-12 education and data for Frontier Central School District, to its health professional team. Also, Catherine Yeh Henry was named a health communications professional.

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Phillips Lytle partner David P. Flynn participated in a panel discussion titled “Future for Brownfields” at the Business Council of New York State’s 2012 Annual Industry-Environment Conference.

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First Niagara Bank senior vice president, retail planning and distribution director Jay Clark served as an industry-expert panelist to discuss “Integrated Sales and Marketing to Drive Profitability” at the recent BAI Retail Delivery 2012 conference in Washington, D.C.

Company Connections

The Bouvier Partnership was selected to handle defense personal injury claims on behalf of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for a three-year term.

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Buffalo-based Heintz & Weber Co. recently added five new products to its product line. The company is now offering four varieties of Francisco Style Pepperoncini, including Golden Greek, Garlic and Herb Pepper Flavored, Zesty Italian Flavored and Onion Flavored. Also, new to the Western New York marketplace are Weber’s Francisco Style Hot Sicilian Flavored Olives. The product features stuffed manzanilla olives imported from Spain. Locally owned and operated since 1922, Weber’s is located at 150 Reading Ave., Buffalo.

Contributing

M&T Bank recently contributed $250,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy. M&T will also match all contributions made to the Red Cross by its employees, directors and retirees. M&T will accept contributions from the public at any of its more than 700 branches.

Patents

Title: Reconfigurable tub assembly

No.: 8,302,218

Inventors: Dignitti, Daniel (Hamburg); Jones Jr., John L. (East Aurora); Welch; Juliette (East Aurora)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Nov. 6, 2012