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Endion Hospitalist Systems, an Orchard Park-based hospitalist program, appointed Kathleen C. Martucci director of legal and administrative services. Martucci will be responsible for providing legal counsel and human resources services for the company, including negotiating contracts and overseeing employee benefits. A Boston College graduate, she received her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. A hospitalist is a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner trained in internal medicine and other specialties whose focus is on caring for hospitalized patients.

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ABC-Amega, a global commercial receivable management firm in Buffalo, named Thomas J. Riker divisional vice president, operations. Riker, who joined the company in 2003 and has more than 35 years' experience in call center operations, previously was director of operations for its SoftCall Division.

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Northwest Savings Bank promoted Joseph P. Colosimo to divisional senior vice president and regional manager of financial services for the bank's Northwest and New York Region. Colosimo joined the bank as a business development trust officer and later was promoted to divisional vice president and trust officer and business development manager for the Northwest Region. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and received his MBA from Gannon University.

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EMS Group partner Stahlka Agency, located in Williamsville, named Racquel Ananiadis marketing specialist/claims coordinator. Ananiadis is a graduate of Canisius College. Also, the agency promoted Bryan Kaminski to commercial lines manager. Kaminski has been with the agency for nine years and has earned his CIC, Certified Insurance Counselor, and CRIS, Construction Risk Insurance Specialist, designations. EMS Group comprises independent insurance agencies, Emerling, Floss, McMahon and Stahlka, formed in 1995 to provide clients insurance products, counseling and service.

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The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor the winners of its 2009 Citizen of the Year Awards on April 29 in the Holiday Inn Grand Island Resort and Conference Center. Honorees are: Business of the Year, Life Technologies; Business Person of the Year, Bonnie P. Sciuk, owner and CEO of Brite Ideas Sales and Marketing; Organization of the Year, East Park Garden Club; Community Service and Civic Person, Karen Figler and Roman Figler III, in recognition of their contributions to the community; and Educator of the Year, Beth Boron, a teacher at Sidway Elementary School.

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Arts in Education Institute of WNY executive director Jacqueline A. Albarella addressed attendees at CommonGround, the annual state arts-in-education conference in Albany recently. Albarella's topic was "Connecting Arts Organizations to Colleges and the Community." Established in 1981, the Arts in Education Institute of WNY is an affiliate and partner of the Lincoln Center Institute in New York City.

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Buffalo Exterminating, an Orchard Park-based pest management company, named Kevin Dunnigan quality control supervisor. Dunnigan, a graduate of the University at Buffalo, has extensive quality assurance experience in food safety.

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M&T Bank named William Nosky branch manager at its East Robinson office, located at 3065 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst. Nosky, with the bank for 10 years, most recently worked as the branch manager at its Tonawanda branch on Broad Street. He received his bachelor's degree and MBA from Canisius College. Also, the bank appointed Molly Frank branch manager at its Blasdell branch, located at 23 Lake Ave. Frank has been with M&T for more than 16 years and most recently was the branch manager of its Springville branch on 22 Mechanic St. She is a Fredonia State College graduate.

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PartyLite, a Plymouth, Mass-based direct seller of home ambiance products, including candles, candle accessories and home fragrance products, promoted Mary Heenan of Lancaster to senior regional vice president. Heenan previously was an independent PartyLite consultant for 13 years. PartyLite candles and accessories are sold through home parties in 15 countries.

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M&T Bank appointed Sheri Ugowski a benefits account manager and Dustin Weiss a medical benefits analytics director at M&T Insurance Agency. Ugowski was previously a senior benefits consultant with P&A Administrative Services in Buffalo. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Management. Weiss previously was an operations analyst at HealthNow NY for five years. He is a Canisius College graduate.

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Nussbaumer and Clarke, a Buffalo-based consulting engineering and surveying firm, named Seth Krull a project engineer. Krull has seven years' experience as a design engineer/assistant project manager. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.

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The Williamsville Business Association elected Richard A. Rich president. Rich, a co-founder and the first president of the association, is a former owner of several real estate firms. Other officers: vice president, Joan Ess, Alexandra Gifts; secretary, Kim Burg, Ten Thousand Villages; and treasurer, Tom Topper, Prudential.

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Hurwitz & Fine senior member Dan D. Kohane recently spoke on "Approaching Complex Liability Coverage Issues" at the Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau Claims Conference held in San Antonio.

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William S. Hein & Co., a Buffalo-based legal publishing company, will honor Kevin M. Marmion, president, as he marks his 40th anniversary with the company April 30. Marmion began his career at the company as a part-time warehouse employee in 1970 while attending Bishop Fallon High School and Canisius College. Upon graduation, Marmion became a full-time member of Hein's legal periodical department and soon was named manager of that department. He later served as company executive director and in 1996 was promoted to president. As president, Marmion has been responsible for overseeing the operation of every division of the Hein Company, including library services, traditional print products, microfilm, digital services and electronic services.

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The Advertising Club of Buffalo honored Jordan Case, art director at Eric Mower and Associates, with the Future Star Award at the 2010 ADDY Awards. The award honors an outstanding young professional in the marketing and advertising field who has demonstrated great potential in his or her early years in the industry. Case joined EMA in October 2008 as an art director in the Buffalo office's creative department. She is a graduate of Fredonia State College.

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The New York State Restaurant Association, a business association for the restaurant and hospitality industry in New York State, elected Daniel Garvey treasurer of its board of directors. Garvey is the director of food and beverage for the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora.

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Suneel's Light, an Amherst-based charitable foundation established to fund genetic research that will lead to the cure of Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy and to increase public awareness of the genetic disease, named David Korzak president of its board of directors. Korzak is the administrator for Atwal Eye Care/Buffalo Eye Care Associates and director of operations for Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center. Other officers: Vice president, Kenneth A. Manning, partner with Phillips Lytle; and treasurer, Paul A. Richardson, principal with Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner. Directors: David B. Smith, Mary Anne Kulp, Benjamin B. Roberts, Michael Haendiges, Brendan Rich, Dr. Neera Gulati, Dr. Raju Gulati, Peter M. Vito, Jennifer R. Haggerty, Maria Galla, Sarah Mahoney and Anita Ballow.

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