NU Online News Service, Dec. 1, 2004, 2:58 p.m. EST

A Northeastern benefits broker will be offering employers comprehensive help with improving their operations.[@@]

Niagara Insurance Group, Buffalo, N.Y., has agreed to market consulting services from Michael Brummer & Associates, Buffalo.

Michael Brummer, the founder of the firm, was the owner of Niagara Paper Company, Buffalo. He also has worked as a business consultant, and he has been advising the U.S. Commerce Department on trade for 16 years.

Niagara is a unit of Brown & Brown Inc., Daytona Beach, Fla.