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On the Record: April 9, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Niagara University’s Center for Events and Management Development, now known as the Center for Conferences & Events, promoted Michael Jeswald to director of the center. Jeswald has been a Niagara University employee since 2005. He was formerly the director of convention services and sales for the Buffalo Convention Center.

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Sandra Foley, litigation claims representative at Merchants Insurance Group, was awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter by the Institutes, an educational organization.

Company Connections

EXO Supply, a Buffalo-based health and beauty brand, partnered with Birchbox, a New York City-based monthly subscription service that sends subscribers a box of five beauty-related products. This April, EXO’s organic nail polish remover, Pure Remover, will be featured in Birchbox’s Limited Edition Natural Beauty Box, which will be sold to Birchbox customers.

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Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino each earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award. Only 16 hotels and one restaurant from a 25-county area of upstate New York earned Four Diamond status. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has received the award every year since 2006. Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino has earned a Four Diamond rating each year since 2009.

Contributing

Citizens Bank made the following Financial Literacy contributions to these area nonprofits: $15,000, Belmont Housing Resources for WNY; $5,000, Buffalo Urban League; $5,000, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo; $2,500, NCS Community Development Corp.; $2,500, Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services; and $2,500 West Side Neighborhood Housing Services.

Patents

Title: Multi-channel heat exchanger with improved uniformity of refrigerant fluid distribution

No.: 9,291,407

Inventors: Huang, Lin-Jie (East Amherst); Huazhao, Liu (Zhejiang, China); Jianlong, Jiang (Zhejiang, China)

Assignee: Sanhua (Hangzhou) Micro Channel Heat Exchanger Co. (Zhejiang Province, China); Danfoss A/S (Nordborg, Denmark)

Date issued: March 22, 2016

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Title: Workpiece holder

No.: 9,289,869

Inventors: Lelonek, David J. (Orchard Park)

Date issued: March 22, 2016

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