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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York named David A. Smith chairman of the board for the April 2013–April 2015 term. Other officers: vice chairman, Albert A. Nigro; treasurer, Robert W. Romeo; secretary, Frederick D. Turner; assistant secretary, Nick Gallegos; and president and chief executive officer, Tara Ellis.

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Alliance Advisory Group honored longtime associate Gregory Ahrens for earning the certified financial planner designation as awarded by CFP Board of Standards.

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Hilbert College named John D’Amico interim director of athletics. D’Amico, a professor, joined Hilbert’s business faculty in 1994 and is currently president of the Faculty Senate. He has also served as the faculty adviser to the men’s soccer team and the ski club.

Company Connections

Concept Construction Corp. recently completed construction of Orchard Fresh, an 18,000-square- foot upscale health food and gourmet store, at 4050 N. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park. Concept Construction Corp. is a fourth- generation, family owned business located in Elma.

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Hilbert College has introduced four new bachelor degree programs in its undergraduate business department: business management, global business management, small-business management and sports industry management.

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Strock Enterprises, Cheektowaga, was awarded an $8,335,750 federal contract for asphalt from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Drum.

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Watts Architecture & Engineering, Buffalo, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $3 million for architectural and engineering services for repair and alteration projects from the U.S. Postal Service, Greensboro, N.C. Place of performance will be in Western New York.

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Northern Dreams Construction, Buffalo, was awarded a $1,242,000 federal contract for the replacement of medical waste trailers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Batavia.

Patents

Title: Progress bar with multiple portions

No.: 8,430,299

Inventors: Poslinski, Thomas (Elma); Ryal, Kim Annon (Mason, Mich.)

Assignee: Sony Corp. (Tokyo)

Sony Electronics (Park Ridge, N.J.)

Date issued: April 30, 2013