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Safetec of America Inc., a manufacturer of infection control and first aid products, welcomed Allie Mikulec as a private label designer. In her role, Mikulec will be responsible for designing and managing all packaging artwork for Safetec brand and private label business.

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Safetec of America Inc., a manufacturer of infection control and first aid products,  promoted Jason Dygulski to warehouse supervisor. He has been with Safetec since 2008 and most recently served as warehouse team lead.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, joined labor leaders Monday outside New Era Cap headquarters on Delaware Avenue in a bid to persuade the company to reconsider closing its manufacturing plant in Derby. Company officials a month ago announced plans to close the plant, with 219 workers, in March. Up to 4 million caps a year now…

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M&T Bank has named Glenn Jackson as its new chief diversity officer. Jackson, 41, succeeds Carl Jordan, who is retiring after 32 years at M&T, including serving as chief diversity officer since early 2016. Jackson had served as chief operating officer and senior director of programs at Buffalo Promise Neighborhood, a school-based initiative, led by M&…

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Evans Bank will donate $250,000 to support two charter schools, Buffalo Collegiate Charter School and Persistence Preparatory Academy Charter School. Each school will receive $125,000 to support after-school and summer programs for two years. Both schools are part of a program called Building Excellent Schools, a national organization involved in the founding of more th…

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Downtown North Tonawanda will soon see two major developments: the opening of a nano brewery and an overhaul of the former North Tonawanda History Museum building that will bring a SPoT Coffee and other new tenants to the street. The former G.C. Murphy's department store at 54 Webster St. is about to get a significant face-lift. The aluminum and glass façade will be red…

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A couple of years ago, Amanda Mays welcomed a chance to return to the Buffalo area and work with Empire State Development. Now she has been named the agency's regional director, making her the state's top economic development official in Western New York. Mays, 34, worked for the past two years as a senior project manager for Empire State Development, handling severa…

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An important anniversary in the history of the United States came and went last week with barely any notice: the end of Prohibition. But they noticed at 85-year-old Hodge Liquor, a small, always-family-owned liquor store in Elmwood Village that owes its birth and its very existence to the moment when it became legal to sell and consume alcohol again. Italian immigran…

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Understaffing is a common problem in many of the worst-rated nursing homes in Western New York. Residents in these facilities often must wait long periods to be taken to the bathroom, have their diapers changed or receive assistance in being fed, according to their relatives. A proposed state bill would require nursing homes and hospitals to maintain specific minimum…

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Ten area Express Mart gas stations and convenience stores are now part of the Speedway network, after the parent companies of the two brands completed a larger transaction involving 78 stores across Upstate New York. Marathon Petroleum Corp. of Findlay, Ohio, did not say how much it paid to acquire the stores in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse markets from Petr-All …

Real Estate Transactions

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Nov. 2. ALDEN • 11849 Boncliff Road, Heather J. Russell to Matthew P. Dent; Jennifer L. Pokojski, $234,790. • 1352 Exchange St., Arthur R. Siudzinski; Joan A. Siudzinski to Diane J. Casell; Mark A. Casell, $120,000. AMHERST • 2350 Sweet Hom…

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In a roundabout way, the Town of Tonawanda wants to make it easier for drivers, bus passengers and bicyclists to travel one of the main east-west thoroughfares in the Northtowns. Town officials are discussing a host of changes to Sheridan Drive as it runs from Niagara Falls Boulevard to the Niagara River. The wish list includes shrinking the number of driving lanes, …

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Standalone dealerships like Mullane Motors in Lockport are becoming a rarity among the region's new-car sales lots. And now its owner, Paul Mullane, is selling the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership on South Transit Road to West Herr Automotive Group, one of the biggest auto dealer groups in the nation. The deal wraps up 90 years of auto sales history under the Mullane …

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Tompkins Bank of Castile's modest branch inside an Amherst office park feels a long way from M&T Bank's venerable headquarters or KeyBank's sleek regional offices in Larkinville. But the six people driving Tompkins Bank of Castile's expansion into the Buffalo Niagara region say they like it this way. Some of them used to work together at big banks, and they see them…