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The Financial Planning Association of Western New York announced that Corey Gallahan of Sauberan & Co. passed the Certified Financial Planner exam and has earned the CFP designation.

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The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the late Nancy Gara, the auxiliary’s director and member of the foundation board, at its second annual Sing Sisters Sing Celebrate Women’s Health fundraising event Sept. 11 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

The event raises funds for women’s health services at the hospital and its satellite facilities across Niagara County.

Gara, who was chairwoman of the Sing Sisters Sing event until her untimely death in May, was a fierce advocate for women’s health issues, She was vice president and manager of First Niagara’s Power City branch in Niagara Falls.

Company Connections

Delaware North Companies Gaming and Entertainment partnered with the Hamburg Casino to launch the new Hamburg Casino mobile app. The app has information regarding casino promotions, food and drink specials, and special events throughout the month.

Guests can also log in to the ‘Player Rewards’ account to check their points, club status and eligible promotions. The app is available for both Apple and Android-enabled smartphones and tablets.

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BlueCross BlueShield of WNY was ranked at No. 16 on the EveryMove 100 Health Insurance Index out of 100 top health plans nationally.

EveryMove, a health engagement company in Seattle, ranked insurance companies by their ability to engage consumers in wellness conversations, the accessibility of their information and support, and the impact of its community involvement efforts.

Patents

Title: Diptube apparatus and method for delivering vapor phase reagent to a deposition chamber

No.: 8,518,483

Inventors: Spohn, Ronald F. (Getzville); Peters, David Walter (Kingsland, Texas)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Aug. 27, 2013

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Title: Bubbler apparatus and delivery method

No.: 8,518,484

Inventors: Spohn, Ronald F. (Getzville); Peters, David Walter (Kingsland, Texas)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Aug. 24, 2013