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On the Record: March 10, 2016


The Estate Analysts of Western New York, the local branch of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, named Cheryl A. Jankowski president. Other officers: vice president, Robert W. Romeo; treasurer, John C. Moshides and program coordinator, Holly Beecher.


Matthew Krajna, a portfolio manager at Nottingham Advisors in Buffalo since 2012, earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Also, Nick Verbanic, vice president/portfolio manager at the agency since 1990, earned the Certified Financial Planner designation.


Realty USA’s Kimberly Addelman recently joined more than 3,500 industry professionals in New York City for Inman Connects, a real estate technology conference.

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RJR Engineering of Springville has taken over all capabilities and operations related to civil materials testing and inspection performed by Applus RTD (Quality Inspection Services) in Western New York. The work includes field and laboratory services to test soils, concrete, asphalt and structural steels, and the continued operation of the established and accredited testing laboratory location on Lawrence Bell Drive in Buffalo. RJR is celebrating its 20th anniversary.


Dunkin’ Donuts has hired Crowley Webb to work in partnership to develop a strategic public relations program in the Buffalo market. Crowley Webb will partner with Joe Ciffa of JRC Promotions for event promotions and appearances. There are 46 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the Buffalo market.


Western New York shoppers helped provide more than 4.4 million meals during the Food Bank of WNY’s annual Check Out Hunger campaign. Customers of seven local retailers donated a total of $741,721 to benefit their neighbors in need. Dash’s Market, Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans ran their Check Out Hunger campaigns during February, while Premier Gourmet, Premier Wine & Spirits and Price Rite completed their campaigns in November and December. Lexington Cooperative Market will hold its Check Out Hunger campaign in the spring.


Title: Labels, containers, system and methods for providing reagents

No.: 9,272,896

Inventors: Naley, Martin (East Amherst); Unger, Axel (Munich, Germany); Topfer, Elgin (Munich, Germany); Busch, Nicole (Hamburg, Germany); Hynek, Tom (Munich, Germany); Aidehag, Fredrik (Munich, Germany); Pelman, Todd (Munich, Germany).

Assignee: Life Technologies Corp. (Carlsbad, Calif.)

Date issued: March 1, 2016