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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Stovroff & Taylor Travel at 1127 Wehrle Drive, Amherst, named Lynn Littlefield leisure travel consultant. Littlefield has 18 years of travel-consulting experience.

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The Financial Planning Association of Western New York, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the profession of financial planning, welcomed the following new members: Shawn Glogowski, Waring Financial; Michael Granica, Getzoni Agency; Karen Johnson, One Reverse Mortgage; Kathy Cheng; and Richard Myers.

Company Connections

Bloodline Handmade, a bespoke men’s tailoring company in Amherst, is launching a menswear line in partnership with J Norman & Co. Bloodline Handmade will be available at J Norman in the Tony Walker Center in Amherst. The new company was founded by Jason Blood and Tonawanda natives Dan Valentine and Adam March.

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Biel’s Document Management has partnered with BMI Imaging Systems to offer Digital ReeL, a microfiche conversion and microfilm scanning solution. Digital ReeL creates a digital replica of physical microfilm rolls or microfiche, allowing users to retrieve virtual microfiche and microfilm rolls from a computer.

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Northern Dreams Construction, Buffalo, was awarded a $1,989,676 federal contract for the maintenance and repair of steam risers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Batavia.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $484,329 federal contract for the repair of slip ring assemblies from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

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Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $130,080 federal contract for parachutes from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich.

Contributing

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a grant of up to $100,000 over two years through the Doctors Across New York Physician Practice Support Program. The program, funded through the state Department of Health, was enacted in 2008 to help train and place physicians in medically underserved areas, particularly rural and inner-city communities. Niagara Falls Memorial’s award will provide funding to support Dr. Amarpreet Grewal Bath, who joined Memorial’s medical staff in 2012 and practices full time at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center.

Patents

Title: Compositions and methods for therapy of macular degeneration

No.: 8,450,473

Inventor: Sullivan, Jack M. (Hamburg)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: May 28, 2013

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Title: Infant support structure with accessibility feature

No.: 8,453,278

Inventors: Aiken, Brian (East Aurora); Weppner, Mark (Williamsville)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: June 4, 2013