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Hires/Promotions/Honors

New England Financial named John L. Chmarney a financial representative. Chmarney is a Penn State University graduate.

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The New York State Wireless Association appointed Carl J. Calabrese, a partner with Buffalo-based Masiello, Martucci, Calabrese and Associates, to its board of directors. Calabrese is a lobbyist at the state level in the areas of Medicaid reform, emergency communications, and government reform and reorganization.

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Phillips Lytle partner Douglas W. Dimitroff recently served as a panelist at the Distributed Antenna Systems Forum’s DAS in Action conference in New Orleans. Dimitroff’s panel, titled “How to Get a DAS From A to Z,” explored the basics of gaining proper wireless coverage and capacity, choosing the right vendors and lease agreements, site surveys, design, the procurement process, installation, testing, optimization and ongoing maintenance.

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Meals on Wheels for Western New York appointed Christa Di-Pizio to its board of directors. DiPizio has served as the human resources coordinator at the Food Bank of Western New York since 2011.

Company Connections

HomeRun Creative Services, an advertising agency specializing in TV production, print design, website design and radio production, opened its new office at 5436 Main St., Williamsville.

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DRS ICAS LLC, Buffalo, was awarded a $1,037,762 federal contract for the repair of circuit card assemblies from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has given authority to Rochester-based Upstate National Bank to provide financial assistance to small businesses under the SBA’s Express, Patriot Express and Export Express loan programs. The three programs offer term loans and line-of-credit options; lending assistance for small-business owners in the military community and their spouses; and options for exporting.

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Hanes Supply, Buffalo, was awarded a $51,182 federal contract for turnbuckles from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

Contributing

The Buffalo Rotary Foundation awarded a $12,350 grant to Goodwill Industries of Western New York to purchase a new trailer to augment an existing fleet of attended donation centers.

Patents

Title: Internal reforming solid oxide fuel cells

No.: 8,435,683

Inventors: Finnerty, Caine (Buffalo); Cai, Jun (Midland, Mich.)

Assignee: CP SOFC IP, LLC (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Date issued: May 7, 2013