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On the Record: June 18, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Level Financial Advisors appointed one if its principals, Richard Schroeder, chief investment officer. He will oversee the firm’s investment and financial planning strategies. Schroeder, a co-owner of Level, is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner who joined the firm in 1999 after operating his own investment management and financial planning practice in Williamsville. He is a former reporter and editor with The Buffalo News and The Buffalo Courier-Express.

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The board of directors of Crisis Services elected Cynthia Hammer president for the 2016-17 term. Hammer is president of Premier Consulting Associates. Other officers: vice president, Donna Perna, owner, Transit Lanes; treasurer, Lydia Scott, financial analyst, M&T Bank; and secretary, Marijke Kemble, president and general manager, Inside Sales Team.

Company Connections

White Bicycle, Gelia and Crowley Webb took home national advertising awards at the 2016 American Advertising Awards held in Anaheim, Calif., recently. White Bicycle was awarded a national Gold ADDY for the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Andrew Bird: Sonic Arboretum Poster, and a national Silver ADDY for the Burchfield Penney Art Center-Philip Burke “The Likeness of Being” book. Gelia was awarded a national Gold ADDY for the Independent Health Foundation Vending Machine Prank, and Crowley Webb was awarded a national Silver ADDY for the Notre Dame Academy Uh Oh Poster: Cornflakes and another national Silver ADDY for the Notre Dame Academy Uh Oh Poster: Play-Doh. Also, Grace Gruarin of Villa Maria College won a national Student Silver ADDY for the Fjallraven Annual Report.

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The Western NY Food Hub, incubated within the operations of Eden Valley Growers, a farmer-owned cooperative, launched a new website wnyfoodhub.com and is open for business. In partnership with Harvest NY of Cornell Cooperative Extension and Field & Fork Network, the Western NY Food Hub will provide technical assistance to small and midsize farmers who need to scale up their business, acquire GAP certification (Good Agricultural Practices) and learn about packing and grading standards so they can easily sell their products through the hub, in addition to cold storage, marketing and group purchasing of supplies.

Patents

Title: Drum pedal with dynamic tension

No.: 9,355,624

Inventors: Lee, Mark Quinten (East Aurora)

Date issued: May 31, 2016

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Title: Internal insulation design using porous material for an electrochemical cell

No.: 9,355,789

Inventors: Krehl, Paul W. (Clarence Center); Palazzo, Marcus J. (Wheatfield)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: May 31, 2016

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