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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The John R. Oishei Foundation elected Luke T. Jacobs to its board of directors. Jacobs is currently partner/chief executive officer of Barrantys LLC.

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The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners named Marilyn Cote-Miller president of its board of directors for 2013-14. Other officers: president-elect, Donna Scalfaro; secretary, Nancy Eckerson; and immediate past president, Celeste DiStefano. Directors: Kristine Buchband, Amy Christieson, Jennifer Cooper, Mary Eicher, Dolores McCarley, Suzanne Novelli, Leanne Oldenbrook and Sabina Ramsey.

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Meals on Wheels for Western New York appointed Matthew McAfee to its board of directors. McAfee is administrative vice president and finance manager at M&T Bank, where he has worked in various roles since 2005.

Company Connections

Fairway Suites at Peek’n Peak, owned by French Creek Properties and managed by American Resort Management, has opened its Clubhouse, adjacent to the Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer. The facility includes a common meeting area and a gym with a range of fitness equipment.

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Harter Secrest & Emery was named Diversity Law Firm of the Year and Mid-Market Law Firm of the Year by ACQ Global, a worldwide mergers-and-acquisitions publication. Harter Secrest & Emery has offices in Rochester, Buffalo and Albany and in Naples, Fla.

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Webster’s Bistro & Bar, a French-American restaurant at 102 Webster St., North Tonawanda, recently celebrated its grand opening. Kevin and Barbara Hughes are the owners.

Patents

Title: Krypton and xenon recovery method

No.: 8,443,625

Inventors: Prosser, Neil Mark (Lockport); Saunders, John Bernard (Grand Island)

Date issued: May 21, 2013