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The Summit Federal Credit Union appointed Keith J. Parwulski senior manager, regional branch services, Buffalo. Parwulski, previously with Evans Bank, graduated from the University at Buffalo.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center appointed Kenneth Hatton director of environmental aervices. Hatton holds an associate’s degree from Bryant & Stratton College. He was senior environmental services supervisor at Erie County Medical Center.

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The Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce elected Robert Biondi president of the Chamber for a two-year term. Other officers: vice president, Darlene McDonough; secretary, Michelle Parker; treasurer, Nancy Furey; events chairwoman, Shirley Cowan; marketing co-chairmen, Anton Forth and Carrie Ward; liaison to not-for-profits, Dennis Glascott; new member co-chairmen, Sandra “Sonny” Wiskup, Nicole Manges and Ted Catalano.

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The Roycroft Campus Corp. recently named four new members to its board of directors: Joseph J. Castiglia, retired vice chairman, president and CEO from Pratt and Lambert; Janet M. Coletti, senior vice president and manager of business development and professional banking at M&T Bank; Howard R. Lehning, owner of HR Lehning Fine Furniture and a Roycroft Master Artisan in dual media of wood and graphic design; and Curt F. Maranto, director of operations and finance for Buffalo Prep.

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B&F Capital Markets in Cleveland recently promoted Saira Rahman to vice president. Rahman is a former Western New York resident who graduated from Williamsville South High School.

She is a Case Western Reserve University graduate. Most recently a senior associate, Rahman became the youngest vice president in the company’s history.

Company Connections

For the third consecutive year, a team of Canisius College finance students won first place at the Western New York Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge. The competition is among university-sponsored teams that research a designated publicly traded company and present their findings to a panel of judges. Canisius advances to the North/South Americas Regional Research Challenge on March 20 and 21 in Toronto. The winner advances to the global final in London.

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OtherWisz Creative Corp. has designed and developed the new brand for EmpireEMCO, a supplier of packing solutions for more than 100 years.

Patents

Title: Combined safety glasses and pencil holder and pencil sharpener therefor

No.: D676,895

Inventors: Sullivan, Patrick F. (Williamsville); Sullivan, Mark D. (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

Date issued: Feb. 26, 2013