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The following entrepreneurs have graduated from the inaugural Allstate Entrepreneur Support program, which brings business owners together to help transform Buffalo’s Kensington-Bailey business district: Sheila Clency, owner, Crowns of Glory; Civic Davis, owner, New Style Records; Paul Diamond, owner, Bailey’s Furniture; Pearl Hammond, owner, West African International; Damone Henderson, owner, Barber Business; Brian Lewis, owner, Zion’s Beauties; Hyacinth Patterson, owner, Caribbean Experience; Darrell Shepherd, owner, Shepherd’s Liquor.; and Annette Watts, owner, Ann Rhod’s Tailoring. The program is a partnership between the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Bailey Avenue Business Association and UB’s Office of Government and Community Relations.

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William K. Heussler, a member of the Realty USA Commercial Division, has earned his Associate Real Estate Broker License. Heussler, completed the forty-five hours of required classroom training and passed the exam for the NY State designation.

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The American Association for Justice elected Jeffrey E. Marion vice chair of the Social Security, ERISA and Disability Law Section at its annual convention in Baltimore. Marion has represented injured and disabled persons since 1995, and has owned his own practice since 2003.

Company Connections

FB Displays & Designs recently was chosen to create displays for the Chautauqua Institution, Abacus 21, Lumsden & McCormick, and Calspan. The projects ranged from banner stands to full-size displays, featuring fresh, eye-catching graphics, for varied uses including stage backdrops, trade show booths & HR recruiting. All four organizations are repeat clients of FB Displays & Designs.

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Costamagna Design, a wedding/event planning and floral design studio, recently opened its studios located at 618 Main St. in East Aurora. Costamagna Design’s owner, Carla Measer-Costamagna began her event planning career working for P&V Enterprises, an event production firm based out of New York City.

Contributing

Tops Markets, in partnership with ConAgra Foods, Nissin Foods and Del Monte Foods presented $15,000, or enough funds to prepare and serve 3,000 fresh nutritious meals, to Meals on Wheels for WNY to address the increasing need for hunger relief for the elderly and homebound in the WNY community.

Patents

Title: Method and system for separating and destroying sour and acid gas

No.: 8,790,452

Inventors: Posa, Richard Paul (North Tonawanda)

Date issued: July 29, 2014

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Title: Compositions, methods and devices for control and clean-up of hazardous spills

No.: 8,790,587

Inventors: Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

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

Date issued: July 29, 2014