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Hires/Promotions/Honors

RBS Citizens and Citizens Bank appointed Anthony Carroll business banking market manager for Buffalo, Rochester and Albany. He is based in Williamsville. Carroll served as regional business banking executive at HSBC. Carroll received both his MBA and bachelor’s degrees from Canisius College.

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Burden, Gulisano & Hickey founding member Donna L. Burden was recently a speaker at the annual meeting of the Themis Advocates Group held in Miami, Fla., co-presenting with Susan Antell, a board certified clinical and forensic neuropsychologist with specialty training in developmental neuropsychology on “Major Claims from Minor Head Injuries – The New Age of Minor Traumatic Brain Injuries.”

The Bonadio Group, an upstate New York independent accounting firm, promoted Katie Ziolo and Andrew Borowski from experienced to in charge and Thomas Landers from manager to principal.

Company Connections

RestMark Group, a marketing and promotion company for Western New York and Southern Ontario restaurants, officially opened for business. The company’s flagship website, dine365.com, contains deals, specials and events at the area’s local restaurants.

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Taber Industries, North Tonawanda, designed and manufactured five space-qualified pressure transducers onboard the United Launch Alliance Boeing-built NASA TDRA-L that was recently launched from Cape Canaveral. The transducers monitor critical pressure levels in the satellite’s propulsion system.

Contributing

T.L. Cannon Companies, the franchisee for 60 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in upstate New York and Connecticut, provided more than $2.2 million in fundraising and in-kind support to community nonprofits and organizations in 2013. Buffalo-area groups raised more than $406,000 for their respective organizations through opportunities provided by Applebee’s restaurants across the region.

Patents

Title: Cushion bladder with middle layer having gaps and various positioned interior welds

No.: 8,635,726

Inventors: Flick, Roland E. (Elma); Endress, Scott (Orchard Park); Mazzu, Edward (Hamburg)

Assignee: Stryker Corp. (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Date issued: Jan. 28, 2014