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M&T Bank promoted Paul M. Zimniewicz and Matthew P. Nagowski to administrative vice president. Zimniewicz has been with the bank for 19 years, having most recently served as vice president. He is a Medaille College graduate. Nagowski, also previously a vice president, has been with the bank for seven years. He is a Cornell University graduate.

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Phillips Lytle associates Joanna Dickinson and Harold T. Hinds recently participated in a Buffalo Lawyers for the Arts event to benefit Give For Greatness. Dickinson and Hinds performed as members of the Breaking Bad R&B Band in the Sportsmen’s Tavern in Buffalo.

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Louis J. Cercone Jr., managing director of Brisbane Consulting Group, was awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Company Connections

Independent Health was recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for embracing the health and wellness of employees. Platinum-Level status is the highest possible designation.

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Niagara Scenic Tours, a locally owned and operated motor coach company, added a new 40-passenger luxury coach to its fleet of over-the-road and mini coaches. Niagara Scenic presently operates 11 full-size motor coaches and four midsize coaches.

Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $2,129,428 federal contract and a $1,732,416 federal contract for the repair of mechanical transmission units from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Patents

Title: Point of sale packaging assembly

No.: 8,657,116

Inventors: Buresch, Robert Michael (Strykersville); Petit, Justin (Depew)

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

Date issued: Feb. 25, 2014

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Title: Ostomy appliance and method

No.: 8,657,799

Inventor: Carrubba, Georgann M. (Batavia)

Date issued: Feb. 25, 2014