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Samantha Johnson.

New York Guard promotes local volunteers

Angelica Mihalitsas and Stefen Sharkey, of Fairport, and William Schmidt, of Rochester, recently received promotions in the New York Guard.

Mihalitsas was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant. Sharkey and Schmidt were promoted to private first class. All serve with the 10th Area Command.

The New York Guard is a force of uniformed volunteers who augment the New York National Guard during state emergencies. They provide administrative and logistics support to the National Guard.

CNB names 2019 Hamlin Award winner

Canandaigua National Corp. presented the 2019 Arthur S. Hamlin Award for Excellence to Samantha Johnson, of Canandaigua, vice president/manager of the Pittsford Community Bank Office.

The ASH Award annually goes to an employee who exemplifies the core values and characteristics of Arthur Hamlin, past president and CEO of Canandaigua National Bank & Trust.

Johnson, who joined CNC in 2000, seeks to develop, manage and grow relationships with individual customers and small businesses. She attended Augusta State University in Georgia and is certified by Integrity Solutions in Integrity Coaching & Integrity Selling.

Fairport Rotary elects 2020-21 president

Mark Fuerbacher was named president of the Fairport Rotary Club for 2020-21. He succeeds Becky Wilson, who served in that role in 2019-20.

Fuerbacher is president of Universal Imports Inc. He joined Fairport Rotary in 1999, served multiple terms on the club’s board of directors, and provided audio and visual services for two district conferences. He became a Paul Harris Fellow in 2011.

Fuerbacher is part of a family legacy in Rotary. His late father, Gunter, was a Fairport Rotarian and his son, Hunter, is a current member.

Brighton graduate earns manufacturing award

Brighton High School graduate Matthew Honickman, machines chief engineer for LC Drives, received a 2020 Millennials in Manufacturing Award from FuzeHub

Honickman provides a bridge among LC Drives’ product motor design team, manufacturing and supply chain operations, and product testing and qualification. The Clarkson University alumnus helped the company build more than 20 manufacturing machines from the ground up.

New York manufacturing companies nominated employees ages 25-39 who hold positions as engineers, technicians and other roles directly related to manufacturing operations.

Mark Fuerbacher.