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Alyce R. Notaro, CPA, was promoted to principal in the Tax Department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP. A 2002 graduate of Temple University, Notaro joined Tronconi Segarra & Associates in 2007 and has 16 years of public accounting experience providing tax consulting and compliance services with a focus on partnership/LLC taxation, entity formation and restruct…

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Mary L. Shetler, CPA, CFE, was promoted to principal in the Small Business Department at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP. A 1993 graduate of Canisius College, Shetler is a NYS-licensed Certified Public Accountant and has also earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Shumo Zheng has joined Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP as an intern in the Information Technology department. She is pursuing a degrees in Management Information Systems from the University at Buffalo.

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Anthony Magrene has joined Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP as an intern in the Information Technology department. He is pursuing a degrees in Management Information Systems from the University at Buffalo.

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Morgan Sansbury has joined Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP as a staff consultant in our Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services team. Sansbury will graduate from the University at Buffalo with an Masters of Business Administration.

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Ramona Schickling has joined Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP as a part-time bookkeeper. Schickling has significant professional experience and graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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Jennifer Meka, PhD, has been named to the University at Buffalo Medical Education and Educational Research Institute inaugural director, assistant dean for medical education at the Jacobs School and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Graduate School of Education.

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Meaghan Phelps has been promoted to Senior Accountant for the Jacobs Institute. In her new role, she is responsible for the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, as well as monthly accounting procedures and reporting. Meaghan also manages the annual audit process and works with the Audit Committee.

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Tom Nemeth has been promoted to the director of Training at the Jacobs Institute. In his new role, Tom will oversee the training and clinical immersion programs and identify new training opportunities.

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Rick Ducharme was promoted to director of Research and Development for the Jacobs Institute. In his new role, Ducharme focuses on industry product development and overseeing the first projects in the Idea to Reality Center, or i2R, to rapidly develop endovascular medical devices.

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Perry's Ice Cream is hoping to make new fans in the Buckeye State. The fourth-generation company has begun distribution in Ohio, selling products at more than 600 stores, including Speedway convenience stores. Flavors such as Grasshopper Pie, Panda Paws and Bad Breakup are available in pints. Perry's expanded into Maryland last year. It also sells products in Pennsyl…

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Techstars will share its "roadmap" for helping to grow Buffalo's startup ecosystem at an event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 30 at Hotel Henry, at 444 Forest Ave. in Buffalo. Techstars earlier this year announced a local partnership with 43North, and named Jack Greco as its executive director for Buffalo. The organization said it has interviewed more than 60 stakeholders…

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Over the course of 13 years, Robert Morgan built a real estate empire that stretches across 14 states and includes 36,000 apartments. But federal prosecutors said he did so with the help of nearly $500 million in fraudulent bank loans. In what is believed to be one of the biggest mortgage fraud cases since the Great Recession, Morgan was charged Wednesday with overse…

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Northwest Bank thinks it can get more out of its mortgage business in the Buffalo region, and is staffing up to do so. The bank will hire as many as 10 mortgage loan originators in the region, for a team led by a former Five Star Bank official, Rocco Diina. "When I first came to the bank, we were doing well in the mortgage business," said Ronald Seiffert, the preside…