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L&M Financial financial adviser Vincent Smith earned his Series 65 license after passing the Uniform Investment Adviser Law examination. The examination is administered by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and is a requirement for functioning as an investment adviser representative in certain states.

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The board of the Buffalo Chapter of Project Management Institute elected Mark Kwandrans president for the 2013-14 term. Other officers: president-elect, JoAnn Boehm; vice president finance, Patrick Walsh; vice president marketing and communication, Mary Harris; vice president membership, Mary Bagley; vice president outreach, Adam Almeter; vice president professional development, Tom Wojcik; vice president technology and business services, Jeffrey Manhardt; and trustee, Liz Englert. Directors: Ajay Bhala, Chris Reed, Susan Czyrny, Nicole Tubiolo, Janine Aquilina, Shelly Bush, Carrie Myers, Tom Gilmartin, Harshad Desai, Bob Smering, Tasha Holland, Cheryl Canfield, Joanne Wurst, Darlene Piparo, Lynn Maher and David Hunt.

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Buffalo Hardwood, a Depew hardwood flooring company, promoted Kyle Krampen to homebuilder and commercial project manager. Krampen, a Canisius College graduate, joined the company in 2007.

Company Connections

Compu-Mail Direct Marketing service was awarded two certificates of merit from the Printing Industries of America in the 2013 Premier Print Awards for outstanding technical achievement in digital print production and variable data. Compu-Mail’s 2013 desk calendar, featuring variable data and images, and a highly personalized campaign mailing were honored.

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Time Warner Cable recently launched the Lifeline program for home phone customers in New York State. Lifeline is a government-assistance program, part of the Federal Communications Commission, that grants eligible individuals per household a monthly credit on a residential home phone bill. Customers can apply for the program at www.twc.com/lifeline or at a Time Warner Cable store.

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Your Network 4 Success, a Buffalo-area integrated marketing services firm, was selected by Supply Chain Optimizers of Buffalo to implement a complete range of marketing tools and techniques for them. Supply Chain Optimizers is a management advisory firm, specializing in packaging optimization.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Buffalo District office on South Elmwood Avenue recently held an open house to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the SBA. The SBA’s programs have grown to include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and veterans. The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

Patents

Title: Feed-through connector assembly for implantable pulse generator and method of use

No.: 8,494,636

Inventors: Navarro, Carlos A. (Buffalo); Smith, Alexander K. (Chesterland, Ohio); Kelsch, Daniel N. (Fairview Park, Ohio), Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: July 23, 2013

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Title: Method, system and service for quantifying network risk to price insurance premiums and bonds

No.: 8,494,955

Inventors: Quarterman, John S. (Lancaster); Phillips, Gretchen K. (Lancaster);

Cassidy, Peter F. (Cambridge, Mass.)

Date issued: July 23, 2013