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Jill Toth, a client account specialist for Independent Health Self-Funded Services, was the recipient of the 2013 NY44 Award presented by the NY44 Health Benefits Plan Trust for her collaborative work with the trust to develop health benefit plan options for schools in Western New York. The NY44 Health Benefits Plan Trust is a self-funded health benefits plan offered to school districts.

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Junior Achievement of Western New York elected the following to its board of directors: Randolph Bianchi, Summer Street Capital Partners; William Gartz, Bank of America; D. Arthur Hile, Dresser-Rand; Angie Kleeh, the Synergy Group; Peter Leonard, First Niagara Bank; Stephen Pease, KeyBank; Lynn Puerner, Cannon Design; and Nassir Salim, Citi.

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Cohen & Lombardo associate Erin E. Cole was recently appointed chairwoman of the Employment Committee for the Insurance Women of Buffalo.

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The University at Buffalo was recognized as a great place to work, making the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of great colleges to work for the sixth straight year. UB was among 97 institutions receiving the honor based on a survey of nearly 45,000 faculty, staff and administrators at 300 institutions. The university was recognized in two categories: compensation & benefits, and work/life balance.

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Weatherpanel Inc. was named by Hurd Windows and Doors as a distributor of record for Western New York. Weatherpanel will represent Hurd’s full line of residential and light commercial products and services to contractors, builders and architects throughout the area.

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Dollar General recently celebrated the opening of its new location at 437 Tonawanda St. in Buffalo.

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Flynn & Friends Advertising recently developed a new name, logo, and website for Home Run Refreshment Services, a vending, catering and refreshment service provider for offices and businesses in Western New York. Formerly known as Nusall Refreshment Services, the company’s new website is located at www.homerunrefreshments.com.

Patents

Title: Integrated rotary valve

No.: 8,499,892

Inventors: Cavarello, Jeffrey M. (Hamburg); Czechowski, Edward S. (Orchard Park); Kolodziej, Robert M. (Varysburg); Nuchereno, Michael A. (Amherst)

Assignee: Cameron International Corp. (Houston, Texas)

Date issued: Aug. 6, 2013