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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Independent Health Family Branch YMCA in Amherst appointed Nick Haskill program director for school-age child care and day camp. Haskill has been employed at the Y in part-time positions since 2011. He also has worked as a youth sports coach at the Independent Health branch. He is a graduate of Canisius College.

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Hunt Real Estate Corp. welcomed Terri Schiro, a licensed real estate saleswoman, to its Wheatfield branch. Schiro is also a certified tennis professional and member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association.

Company Connections

Harding’s Attica Furniture, a third-generation family business at 703 Creek Road, Attica, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in September. The company is planning a large anniversary sale on Columbus Day in honor of this event.

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SweetWorks Inc. reported that several of its confections were recently featured on a cake created for Kathy Lee Gifford’s 60th birthday on NBC’s “Today” show. The cake was created by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, authors of “Hello, Cupcake!” The cake included Shimmer White Gumballs, Sixlets and Pearls from Celebration by SweetWorks. SweetWorks is the Buffalo-based manufacturer of premium gourmet confections marketed under the brand names Niagara Chocolates, Oak Leaf, Ovation, Sixlets and Celebration by SweetWorks.

Contributing

Members of the community and residents of Amberleigh Retirement Community at 2330 Maple Road, Amherst, collected more than 1,000 pounds of new school supplies from Aug. 1 to Aug. 16 for donation to the Teacher’s Desk at 22 Northampton St., Buffalo. Also, $1,500 in cash donations were collected.

Patents

Title: Process for the manufacture of fluorinated olefins

No.: 8,513,474

Inventors: Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: Aug. 20, 2013

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Title: Panelboard enclosure with external power cutoff switch

No.: 8,514,551

Inventors: Amoroso, Alan (Buffalo); Cosley, Michael R. (Crystal Lake, Ill.); Matheron, Garrett (Falconer)

Assignee: Diversified Control (Orchard Park)

Date issued: Aug. 20, 2013