The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners selected Sabin Ramsey as winner of the chapter’s Small Business Award. Ramsey is the owner of Insight International, a Web-oriented print and design marketing agency.


Partnership Advertising appointed Marty Shimmel partner. Shimmel most recently worked at Time Warner Media as the general manager and national sales manager for the Buffalo and Rochester markets.


Hilbert College selected Vincent O. Hanley to receive the Hilbert College Medal at the commencement ceremony Saturday. Hanley is a partner in the real estate group at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel. He served on the board of trustees of Hilbert College from 2003 through 2012 and served a term as chairman of the board.

Company Connections

Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $111,590 federal contract for air flow-parts kits and other replacement parts, from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.


S&W Contracting of WNY, Buffalo, was awarded a $310,000 federal contract for the repair of built-up rooks from the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, Niagara Falls.


Buffalo Pumps, North Tonawanda, was awarded three $64,288 federal contracts for alternating current motors from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.


The University at Buffalo Campus Dining and Shops was recently presented the Sustainable Business Award, one of five awards, sponsored by Ecology & Environment, that make up the 2013 WNY Earth Day Awards. The entry submitted by UB Campus Dining and Shops detailed the design and execution of creating Crossroads Culinary Center as a LEED silver-certified building and the operation’s objectives of local construction, local food and materials purchasing, and on-site food waste composting.


Title: Infant support structure with polymer coated restraint straps

No.: 8,434,827

Inventors: Young, Gregory S. (Lancaster); Canna, John S. (Orchard Park); Welch, Juliette Marlene (East Aurora)

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

Date issued: May 7, 2013