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Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, has promoted Kelly Lavelle to senior project manager within Praxis.

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Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, has promoted Brett Perla to senior analyst in the analytics department.

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At the 79th Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers, Beverly Loxterman was sworn in as the President of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas for 2018.

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Buffalo Spree Publishing Inc. announced the promotion of Barbara Macks to publisher. Macks has been with the company for the past 18 years, and most recently held the position of associate publisher and senior vice president of advertising.

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Buffalo Spree Publishing Inc. announced the appointment of Sharon Levite to serve as the company’s next president & chief executive officer. As president & CEO, Levite will continue to build upon Buffalo Spree Publishing’s 50-year history of showcasing Western New York.

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Lynn M. Boorady, Ph.D., the professor and chair of the Fashion and Textile Technology department at Buffalo State college was recently honored with the International Textile and Apparel Associations Teaching Excellence award, which recognizes her leadership and contribution to undergraduate and graduate education in her field.

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LeChase Construction Services, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Wagner as a senior mechanical estimator in its Buffalo office. In this role, Wagner will support preconstruction efforts for projects in all office locations, as well as develop estimates and budgets for both hard-bid and negotiated work.

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Kevin A. Hinkley has been appointed general counsel at Niagara University. In this role, he serves as the senior official responsible for managing the university’s legal affairs, providing legal counsel to the Board of Trustees, university president, and senior staff, managing matters in litigation, and supervising external counsel.

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The vacant three-story brick building at 550 Main St. is Niagara Falls has a colorful history. For many years, Dr. Pravin V. Mehta prescribed painkillers there, sometimes without examining patients, in what authorities said was a major contribution to the local opioid epidemic. Now, with Mehta in prison and the city in charge of the building, the structure is propose…

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The New York State Veterinary Medical Society presented Susan E. Wylegala, DVM, with the NYSVMS Veterinarian of the Year. She began her veterinary career as an associate at Cheektowaga Veterinary Hospital in Cheektowaga and became the sole owner of that practice in 2005.

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Kenmore Mercy Hospital is one of 109 facilities nationally designated a "top hospital" in 2017 by the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety organization. The annual selection of top hospitals is based on surveys from nearly 1,900 hospitals. The group's list follows publication of Leapfrog’s bi-annual safety grade report, which rates hospitals on how well they prot…

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Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the recently announced Center For Transportation Excellence, LLC Auto Parts line, Brian Dadswell has been named the operations manager. Dadswell has over 20 years of business leadership experience in the transportation and manufacturing industries.

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Russell Larsen has been promoted from the manager of fleet operations to the director of fleet services at Center For Transportation Excellence, LLC. Larsen is a certified CNG fuel system and tank inspector, and has responsibilities for the CTE repair, warranty and installation facility.