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Ingram Micro, a California-headquartered technology distributor, promoted Daniel Sheehan to director, market development at the company's Williamsville office. Most recently sales director, Sheehan joined the company in 1996. He holds a degree in electrical technology from Alfred State University.
The law firm of Goldberg Segalla named Brian R. Biggie an associate. Biggie previously practiced at Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte. He graduated from George Mason University School of Law.
Chiampou Travis Besaw and Kershner, an Amherst accounting firm, named Tracie Palmisano and Michael Cournyea staff accountants. Palmisano is a graduate of Canisius College and was previously associated with Toski, Schaefer and Co. Cournyea is a graduate of Niagara University and was previously associated with Apollo Healthcare.
Niagara Falls Housing Authority executive director Stephanie W. Cowart was re-elected vice president of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association's professional development committee for a two-year term.
clevermethod Inc., an East Aurora Web and technology solutions firm, will provide Web development services for Eastman Machine Co., a Buffalo manufacturer of manual cutting machines, automated cutting systems, material handling equipment and software solutions, and the Center for Development of Human Services, a training and human resource development enterprise at Buffalo State College.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and KeyBank presented the KeyBank Small Business Awards to: Under $1 Million Business of the Year, Made in Buffalo; Best Start Up Story, Education Healthcare; Most Unique, Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect; Most Innovative, VSP Marketing Graphic Group. $1 Million-$5 Million Business of the Year, Robitaille Relocation and Real Estate; Most Innovative, Saia Communications; Most Poised for Growth, Tronconi Segarra and Associates.
Merchants Insurance Group has introduced EZLynx comparative rating platform for homeowners' policy rating in New York. EZLynx is an Internet-based agency service that provides a single data entry point to generate accurate real-time homeowners' rate quotes from multiple carriers.
Campanella Orthotics of Buffalo and Amherst donated $15,000 in orthotics and prosthetics to needy children at the Carlos Monge Medrano Hospital in Juliaca, Peru.
Title: "Family vacation game"
Inventors: Putnam, Anne (Orchard Park)
Date issued: June 26, 2007