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On the Record: April 9, 2016


Niagara University’s Center for Events and Management Development, now known as the Center for Conferences & Events, promoted Michael Jeswald to director of the center. Jeswald has been a Niagara University employee since 2005. He was formerly the director of convention services and sales for the Buffalo Convention Center.


Sandra Foley, litigation claims representative at Merchants Insurance Group, was awarded the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter by the Institutes, an educational organization.

Company Connections

EXO Supply, a Buffalo-based health and beauty brand, partnered with Birchbox, a New York City-based monthly subscription service that sends subscribers a box of five beauty-related products. This April, EXO’s organic nail polish remover, Pure Remover, will be featured in Birchbox’s Limited Edition Natural Beauty Box, which will be sold to Birchbox customers.


Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino each earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award. Only 16 hotels and one restaurant from a 25-county area of upstate New York earned Four Diamond status. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has received the award every year since 2006. Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino has earned a Four Diamond rating each year since 2009.


Citizens Bank made the following Financial Literacy contributions to these area nonprofits: $15,000, Belmont Housing Resources for WNY; $5,000, Buffalo Urban League; $5,000, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo; $2,500, NCS Community Development Corp.; $2,500, Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services; and $2,500 West Side Neighborhood Housing Services.


Title: Multi-channel heat exchanger with improved uniformity of refrigerant fluid distribution

No.: 9,291,407

Inventors: Huang, Lin-Jie (East Amherst); Huazhao, Liu (Zhejiang, China); Jianlong, Jiang (Zhejiang, China)

Assignee: Sanhua (Hangzhou) Micro Channel Heat Exchanger Co. (Zhejiang Province, China); Danfoss A/S (Nordborg, Denmark)

Date issued: March 22, 2016


Title: Workpiece holder

No.: 9,289,869

Inventors: Lelonek, David J. (Orchard Park)

Date issued: March 22, 2016

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