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AKRON• 5 Exchange St., Andrea F. Burdick to Cheryl Johannes; Thomas Heri, $110,000.• 9 Exchange St., Andrea Burdick Conte to Cheryl F. Johannes; Thomas B. Heri, $105,000.• 5 Exchange St., Cheryl Johannes; Thomas Heri to Thomas W. Peters, $80,000.ALDEN• 362 Three Rod Road, Crystal Weber; Benjamin A. Weber to Dustin C. Mase; Lauren M. Kinney, $155,000.• 13295 Broadway, Helen…

CAMBRIA• Saunders Settlement Road, Parise Mechanical Inc. to Andrew P. Harding; Serena L. Harding, $183,000.• Shawnee Road, James H. Jamieson; Deborah R. Jamieson to Aaron Webb, $132,900.LEWISTON• Sandlewood Road, Marcia Curto Carrano; Daniel S. Carrano to Nicole L. Seguin; David N. Seguin, $213,000.• James Drive, Thomas F. Alberalla; Lisa R. Alberalla to Matthew C. Marigl…

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New Era Cap Co. CEO Christopher H. Koch was named the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management. Koch, a fourth generation CEO of the Buffalo-headquartered family-owned company, participates on a variety of boards, including the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York and…

MondayBusiness groups • The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Annual Golf Tournament, 11 a.m.-noon, check-in; 12:30 p.m., shotgun start, Brierwood Country Club, 5324 Rogers Road, Hamburg. Information and registration, 649-7917 or www.hamburg-chamber.org.Seminars and classes • The Small Business Administration and the Workforce Development Institute, 8:30-10 a.m., U.S. Small Bu…

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David W. Anderson, who served the last seven years as CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Southern California region health plan, had never spent any significant amount of time in Western New York.So when he was contacted about the opening for the top job at Buffalo-based HealthNow New York, he did his due diligence in researching the area and the company – the region’s largest heal…

Hang up, shut it down or toss it out. That’s the advice for consumers amid a new wave of financial scams circulating by phone, mail and online.Some are seasonal, tied to what’s in the news, like Obamacare. Others are perennials that seem to sprout up regularly.Here are some that have been making the rounds lately:• ‘Medicare’ calling: Four days in a row last month, the sam…

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The Buffalo Citi Service Center in Getzville is no suburban call center; it’s a sophisticated financial hub connected to Citi’s operations around the globe.While New York City-based Citi is a global financial behemoth, the company lacks the visibility in the Buffalo Niagara region without a branch network. But Citi has built local awareness through partnerships with area c…

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NIAGARA FALLS – A new Hampton Inn on Niagara Falls Boulevard that has been in the planning stages for a couple of years is scheduled to open the third week in January.Construction on the four-story, 79-room hotel, located at 6500 Niagara Falls Blvd., began in May, said Ramesh Patel, the local hotelier who is developing the project under the name Falls Hotel LLC.Patel, of O…

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Liz Derubertis browsed stores recently at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover, Md., in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old bartender and University of Maryland-Baltimore County student never shops for clothes online.“I’m too particular about the fit, and I don’t want to take the time to send it back,” said Derubertis. “I like being out, being in the crowds an…

The next time someone tells you that manufacturing isn’t a big deal anymore in the Buffalo Niagara region, don’t believe it.The proof is in the latest figures on economic growth locally, which showed that the Buffalo Niagara region struggled a bit last year, with the economy expanding by just 0.8 percent during 2012.That’s less than a third of the 2.5 percent growth nation…

Hires/Promotions/HonorsCanisius College accounting alumni James C. Metzler and Mark J. Koziel were ranked among the Accounting Today top 10 most-influential accountants in the United States. They were nominated for the recognition by their industry peers. Metzler is vice president of small-firm interests for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a …

The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has given its stamp of approval to a list of priority projects in its five-county region that will compete for up to $760 million in the state’s third round of economic development funding.The priority list of 16 projects, together with the Council’s 2013 progress report that was also approved, must now be finalize…

State officials are warning consumers to be wary of apartment rental scams across the state, in which perpetrators deceive consumers with false promises to secure rental apartments while illegally charging up-front fees, commissions and deposits.So far this year, the state Division of Consumer Protection has received more than 211 complaints about deceitful real estate age…

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The site of the former Cloister Restaurant – and the onetime home of Mark Twain – is well on its way to becoming a three-story mixed-use development with both residential apartments and medical offices in a prime location.Chiropractor Scott A. Croce, brother of well-known restaurateur and Statler City owner Mark Croce, is pouring $4.5 million into the project at 468 Delawa…

American Douglas Metals is getting a $200,000 grant from Empire State Development to help pay for its $2.4 million project to move its aluminum and steel processing operations from the Town of Tonawanda to a much bigger site in Buffalo.The company, which makes and processes aluminum and steel products for the window and door industry, is expected to complete its move this …