March 2017

Movers and Shakers

Special counsels joins local firm

Anna C. O’Neil has recently joined the firm of Hinman, Howard & Kattell as special counsel in the workers’compensation and disability benefits practice group. Anna earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho and a juris doctor degree from the University of Idaho School of Law. She moved to Syracuse in 2008. Anna handles matters involving workers’ compensation law and also advises and represents disabled individuals seeking social security disability and supplemental security income benefits.

Edwina C. Schleider recently joined the Syracuse branch of Hinman, Howard & Kattell as special counsel. Edwina received a bachelor’s degree from Clark University and juris doctor from Syracuse University College of Law. She is a member of the Onondaga County and New York State Bar Associations. She is an affiliate member of the Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors and the Central New York Mortgage Banker’s Association. She is also a board member and participant on the fund development committee for On Point For College, as well as an active member of the Women Business Opportunities Connections. Edwina concentrates her practice on the representation of individuals and entities in real estate and business matters. She also represents a number of lenders in both residential and commercial transactions. In addition, she works with individuals and companies to form business entities and structure ownership agreements. Edwina also has a practice representing applicants before planning and zoning boards throughout Central New York.

Salon named to Salon Today 200

Bijou Salon of Skaneateles, owned by Kimberly Baker-Bringas, was recently named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today, a business media for salon and spa owners. The magazine’s 20th annual Salon Today 200 issue profiled the salon in its January 2017 edition. Bijou Salon was honored in the categories of growth, philanthropy and technology. Nine stylists from Bijou recently traveled to New Orleans to accept the award. This is the third time the salon has won this accolade.

Mirbeau Inn & Spa given AAA award

Mirbeau Inn & Spa recently received the AAA Four-Diamond Award. The establishment has consistently been given this honor since its opening in 2004. This recognition is awarded to properties that are refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.