Asbury Pointe Retirement Community in Getzville appointed Marilyn Ciavarella residential sales manager. Ciavarella previously was a real estate broker and fitness instructor at Orchard Park Senior Center. She graduated from Daemen College.


Paul T. Hogan, John R. Oishei Foundation vice president, was selected to serve on the Strategic Advisory Panel for the Cultural Data Project, which offers an online information management tool designed to strengthen arts and cultural organizations.


MJ Peterson Real Estate appointed Kathy Highland executive assistant to company Chairman Victor L. Peterson Jr. Highland has experience as a financial planner/registered representative at several agencies.

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Emerling Ford in Springville has won a Ford Motor Co. President’s Award for the 16th consecutive time. The award is based on customer satisfaction ratings.


Construction & Service Solutions Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $433,970 federal contract for roof replacement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Concord, Mass. The work will be done in Providence, R.I.


Tolman Engineering, Jamestown, was awarded a $49,067 federal contract for architectural and engineering services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Butler Medical Center in Butler, Pa.


Title: Account opening computer system architecture and process for implementing same

No.: 8,468,090

Inventors: Lesandro, Ronald M. (Hamburg); Roselli, Paris F. (Buffalo); Sullivan, Michael J. (Colden); Loveday, Darren P. (Waterlooville, Great Britain); Antognoli, Michael R. (Chicago); Flood, John P. (Bartlett, Ill.); He, Yilu (Riverview, Fla.); Brooks, Darrick R. (Valrico, Fla.); Lakshman, Srinivas (Mexico City); Gemma, Richard A. (Chicago); Johnson, Trevor (Vancouver, British Columbia); Gupta, Sonu (Tampa, Fla.); Hayes, Martin (Jersey City, N.J.)

Assignee: HSBC Technologies (Jersey City, N.J.)