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On the Record: April 15, 2016


Merchants Insurance Group recognized Stephen Cross, manager of enterprise technology services in the business information technology solutions department, as the 2015 President’s Award winner, the highest honor Merchants bestows on its colleagues. Cross has been with Merchants since 2011, beginning as the manager of network service.


The Bonadio Group promoted Jennifer Amico, Daren Kelleran and Joseph Lapoint from assistant accountants to experienced assistants in the commercial division.

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Harris Beach was ranked by the BTI Consulting Group as among the BTI Brand Elite 2016 law firms. This ranking is based on interviews conducted by BTI, a legal industry consulting group, of more than 600 corporate counsels.


SkipTheDishes, a food delivery network, has expanded into Buffalo, its fourth American city and the first in New York State. SkipTheDishes is a food delivery network that connects customers with local restaurants and food couriers.


Compu-Mail recently achieved certification as a full-service mail service provider by the U.S. Postal Service, one of only two full-service certified print and mail providers in New York State. Compu-Mail is one of only 56 companies nationwide to receive certification.


Title: Structured packing and method

No.: 9,295,925

Inventors: Chen, Guang X. (Williamsville); Larson, Kirk Frederick (Amherst)

Assignee: Praxair Technology, (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: March 29, 2016


Title: Field-customizable inflatable purge dam apparatus

No.: 9,296,060

Inventors: Hacikyan, Michael (Amherst)

Date issued: March 29, 2016

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