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Valu Home Centers promoted Colleen Gruver and Joe Spare to district managers. Gruver and Spare have both been members of the store management team at Valu for several years, and showed exemplary talent in customer service, associate training and community engagement.


Te Feng, a staff accountant with R.A. Mercer & Co., has achieved Certified Public Accountant designation.


Naomi Pabon-Figueroa, director of programs at Young Audiences of Western New York attended the American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Summit in New York.

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Crowley Webb recently received four gold ADDY Awards at the District 2 American Advertising Awards regional competition. The agency received a D2 ADDY Award in recognition of the 2015 Real Important campaign for M&T Bank and three gold D2 ADDY Awards in recognition of the poster campaign for Notre Dame Academy.


Title: Cable-panel connector for bridge platform or other scaffolding

No.: 9,309,633

Inventors: Apostolopoulos, Lambros (Amherst); Apostolopoulos, Paul (Amherst); Passucci, Davy E. (Clarence)

Assignee: Paul Kristen (Tonawanda)

Date issued: April 12, 2016


Title: Scroll compressor assembly having oil distribution and support feature

No.: 9,309,890

Inventors: Stone, Scott F. (Amherst); Quesada, John F. (Williamsville)

Assignee: Mahle International GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany)

Date issued: April 12, 2016