2009-11-11 / Business

Business News

Gelia, a marketing communications agency in Amherst, is opening a new regional office in Peoria, Ill., which will be anchored by Nick Jibben, creative director, and Sandy Beelman, senior account executive. Both are former principals at Ross Creative + Strategy.

The Independent Health Foundation has named new members of its board of directors: Stuart H. Angert of Amherst, John N. Walsh, III of Buffalo and Melva D. Visher of Amherst. Angert is the retired founder and chief executive officer for Remarketing Services of America Inc.; Walsh is chairman and chief executive officer of Walsh-Duffield Companies Inc.; and Visher is the vice president of community health at Kaleida Health and an associate professor at Erie Community College and Daemen College.

Kids Corner Clothing, a children’s consignment store at 2808 Niagara Falls Blvd., south of Creekside Drive, will host Santa Claus from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The store is getting ready for the holidays by filling its rooms with new, like new and gently used children’s clothing, baby equipment and toys. For information, call 694-4750.

The Clarence Chapter of New York State Women Inc., formerly the Clarence Heritage Business and Professional Women’s Club, is seeking applications for grants from area nonprofit organizations. The deadline for applications is Dec. 31. For information or applications, contact Kathy Kondratuk at 743-5994. NYS Women Inc. is the leading advocate for working women in New York State. Its mission is to build powerful women professionally, personally and politically through advocacy, education and information.

Patricia L. Collins and Eric C. Tudor, co-owners of Coldwell Banker Commercial Meridian, with an office in Snyder, have announced the appointment of Ira Korn, as managing director. He will merge his practice and focus on business development and brokerage in the Rochester market.

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