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On the Record / July 6, 2016

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Heidi Raphael, senior vice president of corporate communication at Greater Media, was honored by Radio Ink Magazine as one of the 2016 “Most Influential Women in Radio” in the United States for the 10th consecutive year. The selection process was based on women who are making a difference in the radio industry on a national level in the United States.

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Daryl Witt, claims adjuster II /total loss, central claims department at Merchants Insurance Group, was awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter by The Institutes, an educational organization that confers the CPCU designation.

Company Connections

Ogorek Wealth Management was named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. This is the third annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times Ltd. in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the investment management industry.

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No Frills Buffalo publishing company launched a new website nfbpublishing.com, after its previous website was lost due to a technical failure experienced by the website’s former host.

Contributing

Empower, formerly Niagara Cerebral Palsy, received semi-automated external defibrillators at two of its sites thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the devices, known as AEDs, two of Empower’s group homes for people with developmental disabilities are better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest. One of the facilities is located in the Town of Niagara; the other is in the Town of Lockport.

Patents

Title: Rotary hydraulic damper for pivoting stowage bin

No.: 9,371,674

Inventors: Daul, Terrance E. (Hamburg); Kelly, Jeffrey T. (Orchard Park); Janak, John M. (West Seneca); Boerschig, Timothy J. (Amherst)

Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises (Wilmington, Del.)

Date issued: June 21, 2016