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On the Record / April 24, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Niagara National Insurance, an independent agent on Genesee Street, appointed Larissa Garofola an employee benefits service representative. Garofola is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and will be responsible for servicing clients for their health insurance and related products.

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Nothnagle Realtors welcomed Linda Kay, a licensed real estate salesperson, to its Amherst branch.

Company Connections

Lake Shore Savings Bank enhanced its existing mobile banking app, LS Mobile Deposit. Bank customers now have the ability to deposit checks, pay bills, transfer funds, monitor account balances, and receive alerts on deposits, withdrawals and balances from their smartphones, tablets or cellphone, with some restrictions.

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ATTO Technology announced a complete joint fibre channel SAN connectivity solution with Infortrend, a specialist in RAID storage solutions.

Contributing

The Check Out Hunger campaign at 26 Wegmans stores in Massachusetts, Buffalo and the Southern Tier of New York and parts of Pennsylvania received $1,033,363 in customer donations during winter 2015 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to each store’s local food bank. Area donations were distributed as follows: Food Bank of the Southern Tier, $235,310 (five stores in the Southern Tier region) and Food Bank of Western New York, $580,104 (11 stores in the Buffalo region). In addition to money raised for emergency food services in 2014, Wegmans also donated approximately 15 million pounds of food to local food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens across all of its market areas.

Patents

Title: Vertically correlated clusters of charged quantum dots for optoelectronic devices, and methods of making same

No.: 8,994,005

Inventors: Mitin, Vladimir (Amherst); Sergeyev, Andrei (Snyder); Strasser, Gottfried (Pfaffstaetten, Austria)

Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: March 31, 2015