Timothy Heller of Tonawanda was hired as accounts receivable/accounts payable supervisor at MJ Peterson.
Buffalo Cigars has added the services of a full-time Dominican cigar roller. Alejandro Martinez, from Santiago, Dominican Republic, will be rolling premium cigars at the Buffalo Cigars shop and at events around Western New York.
Birdair Inc., an Amherst-based designer and builder of custom tensile structures, was named by US Builders review as one of the magazine’s “Best of the United States” honorees.
The Insurance Club of Buffalo announced its 2016-17 board of directors: president, Sherry Ford, Lawley Insurance; vice president, Brian Willink, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Co.; secretary/treasurer, Gina Cartenuto, Erie & Niagara Insurance; assistant treasurer, Cristin Tyler, LoVullo Associates; assistant secretary, Kevin Fox, McMahon Agency; legal counsel, Ric Saraf, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak. Directors: Shawn Berg, Richard Budlong, Audrey Carlson, Scott Dobosz, Robert Florio, Megan Makula, Karen Ryan and Neil Young. Past President’s Council: Tony Kubera, Matt Gortzig and Dave Pietrowski.
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $5,000 in funding to maintain and expand a literacy program offered by the Teacher’s Desk, which increases access to reading materials for teachers and students in Western New York.