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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Hunt Real Estate ERA chairman and CEO Peter Hunt was recently named Realtor of the Year by the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors. Hunt, whose company was also recognized by ERA Real Estate as a national finalist for the brand’s Innovation Award, has been honored for his community and industry leadership. He has been a licensed real estate salesman and member of the Association of Realtors since June 1972.

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Nixon Peabody named Joshua McMurray an associate in the law firm’s private equity and investment funds practice. McMurray recently was an associate in the Tokyo office at Morrison Foerster. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

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The Buffalo Investors and Exchangors Group named Russell J. Gullo its 2014 president. The group, which specializes in real estate investment and “1031”exchanging, is open to the public and meets every third Tuesday of the month in Millennium Hotel and Resort, Cheektowaga. Gullo is a certified multifamily investment adviser, a certified exchange adviser, president of R.J. Gullo and Co. and president of the R.J. Gullo Companies of Multifamily Investment Property Services.

Company Connections

Beichner Waste Services received an $80,000 loan from the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency through its AL Tech Revolving Loan Fund to assist with its expansion in the Southern Tier. The business is located in Sinclairville and has expanded to Cattaraugus County. It has also acquired a license to do business in Pennsylvania.

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Advanced Educational Products, Buffalo, was awarded a $7,315 federal contract for books from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Healthcare System.

Patents

Title: Fin, heat exchanger and heat exchanger assembly

No.: 8,656,986

Inventors: Huang, Lin-jie (East Amherst); Yuan, Gao (Zhejiang, China)

Assignee: Danfoss Sanhua (Hangzhou, China) Micro Channel Heatexchange Co. (Zhejiang, China)

Date issued: Feb. 25, 2014

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Title: Product packaging with releasable fastener

No.: 8,657,106

Inventors: Trapp, Timothy J. (Orchard Park); Buresch, Robert Michael (Strykersville); Scheffold, Donald, George (Lancaster)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Feb. 25, 2014