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The Rotary Club of Buffalo installed Robert J. Galdys, CEO of SmartEdge, as its 105th president. Galdys joined the club in 1992. Other officers: president-elect, Laurie Albertsson, vice president of Fernwood Capital & Leasing; vice president, Paul Hurley Jr., retired president of Trocaire College; treasurer, William Larkin, account executive at M&T Insurance Agency; and secretary, David Knauss, president of Lehigh Construction Group. Directors: Anne Martin, retired director of the Erie County Probation Department; Jack Pederson, bulk supply area manager of Linde; Joyce DeLong, owner of Insty Prints in Cheektowaga; Katharine Smith, owner of White Rabbit Design; Suzanne Taylor, freelance sports writer; Thomas Van Nortwick, retired assistant commissioner of the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal; and past president, James Tyrpak, president of Tyrpak Financial Associates.

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Jodie Papa and Joseph Braunscheidel of National Fire Adjustment Co., a family owned and operated loss consulting business, recently addressed the West Seneca Lions Club on the basics of insurance, the recent flooding in West Seneca, claims one should provide to an insurance company, the process of filing a claim and what the insured is entitled to from an insurance company.

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Amy Lipsitz and Mark Anastasia Jr. of L&M Financial Services in Amherst attended Securities America’s Connect! National Conference in San Francisco.

Company Connections

Kraftwerks Inc. recently updated its identity and launched a new website at www.kraftwerks.net. The Tonawanda-based company provides solutions for organizations facing space and production challenges. The updated site offers an e-commerce catalog, quote request, updated sections for its core product and service areas with government contract information.

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TC Technologies, a provider of document technology solutions in Tonawanda, is celebrating its first quarter-century in business this year. Richard Hermann is founder and CEO of the company.

Patents

Title: Micronized wood preservative formulations

No.: 8,778,407

Inventors: Zhang, Jun (Getzville); Leach, Robert M. (Grand Island)

Assignee: Osmose Inc. (Buffalo)

Date issued: July 15, 2014