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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Say Yes Buffalo appointed Allison Newman scholarship director, Esther Annan director of data and evaluation, and Mark Gawronski program coordinator. Newman graduated from the University of Michigan and earned her master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University. Annan earned her master’s degree from the University at Buffalo in 2006. Gawronski graduated from Boston University.

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The Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual President’s Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion on Route 5 in Derby. The Chamber awards and winners are: citizen of the year, Pastor Donald Loos, St. John’s Lutheran Church; large business, ACA Property Preservation; small business, Angola Pennysaver; not-for-profit, Evans Art Guild; project of the year, Evans Center Fire Hall; community outreach-general, Samaritan Counseling; community outreach-education, the Freshman Academy at Lake Shore Senior High School; and emerging businesses, Empire Realty Services Group, Can Counter, Hands-on Chiropractic Care and Nu-2-Me Consignment Shop.

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Six associates from the Buffalo law office of Phillips Lytle were officially sworn in as members of the New York State Bar. The new lawyers are: Andrew P. Devine, Spencer L. Durland, Lawrence W. Gallick, Colleen E. Lamarre, Jennifer A. Shah and Michael S. Silverstein.

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M&T Bank promoted Philip M. Barbagallo and Brian K. Hale to administrative vice presidents in its Retail Banking Division.

Company Connections

M.J. Peterson recently introduced “Internet Solutions for Home Owners,” which allows staff and associates to automatically expose their brand and listing inventory across a variety of popular social media sites. The Amherst-based real estate company partnered with Previsite to launch the initiative.

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The Buffalo Brewery District properties – Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, Pan American Grill & Brewery, Hotel @ The Lafayette, Lofts on Pearl and Sportsmen’s Tavern – have formed a collaborative marketing partnership with Tourisme Franco-Niagara to reach out to Francophone markets in Quebec, Ontario and France. Since 2002, Tourisme Franco-Niagara has been focused on attracting the Francophone market from Quebec and France to the Niagara region to experience the year-round tourism products and services, and fill the gap left by fewer people crossing the border. The Buffalo Brewery District worked with the Binational Alliance and staff of Tourisme Franco-Niagara to adapt their hotel, restaurant, brewery and entertainment promotional materials specifically for the French-speaking market.

Patents

Title: Device for controlling regeneration energy in an electronic motor drive having an LC filter to reduce conducted emissions from the motor back to the voltage source

No.: 8,390,220

Inventor: Underhill, Mark J. (East Aurora)

Assignee: Moog Inc. (East Aurora)

Date issued: March 5, 2013