2008-01-02 / Business

Business News

Dawn Hejmanowski of Snyder was one of 21 nurses to have completed the Foundation for Quality Care's First Line Nurse Manager Program. The program is for nurses in senior management roles who aspire to become or remain leaders in the long-term care profession. She is a unit manager at ElderWood Health Care at Heathwood. The company's other facilities also had nurses complete the program: Linda A. Graziani, an assistant unit manager at Wedgewood in Amherst, and Kathleen Wayland, a unit manager at Oakwood in Williamsville.

BNI Business Makers will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Amberleigh, 2330 Maple Road (west of Transit), Williamsville. Bryan Castro, financial adviser with Clear Plan Financial Inc., will be the guest speaker. Contact Deb Nye at 913-1541 for information.

Lauer-Manguso & Associates Architects, located in Amherst, has expanded its interior architecture design team with the recent appointment of Brooke R. Pelc. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in May from Buffalo State College.

Carrie Carver of Williamsville was named a vice president at White Directory Publishers, a division of Hearst Holdings Inc. Formerly the director of information technology, she was promoted to vice president of information technology.

BNI Business Makers will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at Amberleigh, 2330 Maple Road, (west of Transit) in Williamsville. Tim Royer, a life underwriter training council fellow, will be the guest speaker. His topic will be on "Disabled ... Who pays the bills?" Call 913-1541 for information.

MBA Consulting and Appraisal Co., represented by Robert P. Strell acting as a real estate broker, concluded the sale of 480 Lawrence Bell Drive to the Williamsville Central School District for the purpose of relocating the district's facilities management department. The 22,000-square-foot building is occupied by Cummins Engine Inc. and sold for $930,000.

Goldberg Segalla LLP associate Joseph M. Hanna was recently named Defense Research Institute Outstanding Service Young Lawyer of the Year. Hanna was selected from more than 4,000 members of DRI who were eligible for this award. He was given the distinction and honor for his commitment to diversity in setting up various minority bar programs throughout the country, authoring articles on minority attorney retention and spearheading a comprehensive database of more than 500 minority law organizations in the country.

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