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The Ross Eye Institute recently recognized Dr. Faruk Koreishi as community ophthalmologist of the year. Koreishi is currently in practice with the Retina Consultants of Western New York.

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The Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society elected Joyce M. Santiago its chairwoman. Santiago is executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas. Other officers: Vice chairman, Rex Murray Jr., Roswell Park Cancer Institute; secretary, Beth Metz, professional in human resources; and treasurer, Michael M. Russo, Freed Maxick CPAs.

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Rich Products Corp. associate Maureen Lynch was named to the second annual “Making Their Mark” list by the Women’s Foodservice Forum at its leadership development conference in Dallas. Lynch, a sales and operations leader at Rich, was among five women to receive the industry honor. She has led Rich’s integrated business planning covering the U.S.-Canada region since January 2012. A graduate of Canisius College, Lynch earned an MBA from Niagara University.

Company Connections

Trellis Marketing designed, created and launched a new website for Custom Interiors Kitchen & Bath at Custominteriorswny.com. Custom Interiors Kitchen & Bath is a specialist in cabinet making and kitchen remodeling. Its showroom is located in North Tonawanda.

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Merchants Insurance Group’s policyholders can now pay their policies and review their payment information using their smartphones, with the recent enhancement to the Merchants Mobile app. Merchants Mobile is available for iPhone and Android powered smartphones.

Contributing

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation awarded a $165,717 grant to Heritage Centers. The grant will provide multi-year funding for staff training.

Patents

Title: Manhole security cover

No.: 8,674,830

Inventors: Lanham, Thomas R. (Boston); Trank, Andrew D. (Orchard Park); Corby, Daniel J. (Colden); Sullivan, Jeffrey R. (Boston)

Assignee: McGard LLC (Orchard Park)

Date issued: March 18, 2014

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Title: Unit guide wear plate for brake beams

No.: 8,668,059

Inventors: Malachowski, Jerome A. (Hamburg); De La Fuente-Farias, Jorge Alberto (San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico)

Assignee: Stucki de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Mexico)

Date issued: March 11, 2014