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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Perry Veterinary Clinic appointed Dr. Lindsay Edwards an associate veterinarian. Edwards practices at both the Perry Veterinary Clinic and the Batavia Animal Hospital, and has a special interest in oncology. She graduated from George Washington University and earned her DVM from Cornell University. She was with the Champlain Valley Veterinary Services.

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The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach appointed Christine S. Nickles associate intellectual property manager. Nickles graduated from Boston College Law School.

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The Independent Health Foundation appointed to its board of directors: Dr. Judith A. Feld, associate medical director of behavioral health, advanced primary and specialty care initiatives at Independent Health; David W. Donovan, vice president of sales at Independent Health; and Danny R. Gagliardo, of Lewiston, who owns several small businesses in Western New York headquartered in Tonawanda.

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M&T Bank promoted Edda Feneziani to administrative vice president in its Mortgage and Consumer Lending Division and Patrick G. Shunk to administrative vice president in its Finance Division.

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Hoy Funeral Home funeral director Robert C. Enos met with the staffs of some members of Congress during the 2013 National Funeral Directors Association Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Enos is the secretary/treasurer of the New York State Funeral Directors Association.

Company Connections

“inSocialWork,” the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s podcast series, formerly known as “Living Proof,” has been nominated for “Best Website” in the National Association of Social Work Media Awards. A biweekly podcast series, “inSocialWork” features conversations with prominent social work professionals, interviews with researchers and information on emerging trends and best practices in the field of social work. Viewers can access the posts at http://www.inSocialWork.org/.

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2.5% Real Estate Direct, an agency modeled after real estate brokers in England, Germany and France and started by Jed Carrol, turned 10 years old this year. The agency is based at 2201 George Urban Blvd., Depew.

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Merchants Insurance Group selected the RC Inspection software from Risk Control Technologies to streamline its loss control operations. RC Inspection will be used by Merchants’ team of in-house and vendor field loss control consultants to conduct on-site surveys.

Contributing

Kristen Uniforms, a family-owned small business in Amherst, donated approximately 950 items, including scrubs, uniform apparel, shoes and accessories valued at more than $13,000 to Everywoman Opportunity Center, a nonprofit corporation that helps women achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency.

Patents

Title: Moisture impermeable fire barriers

No.: 8,397,453

Inventor: Shaw, Alan (Lockport)

Assignee: Fireline 520, (Buffalo)

Date issued: March 19, 2013