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The Niagara Frontier Section of the International Society of Automation elected Anthony J. Anderson president. Anderson is a principal engineer and vice president at Ronald J. O'Mara, PE.
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Arthur A. Herdzik, an officer of the law firm of Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte, was selected by the American Board of Trial Advocates to speak at a continuing legal education program, "Masters in Trial," presented for practicing attorneys. Herdzik will participate in the role of defense counsel.

Company Connections

Quaker Steak & Lube, a motor sports-themed restaurant, was awarded the 2012 Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Quaker Steak & Lube received first-place awards in the Best Creative Sweet Category with the new Dusted Mango Habanero and in the Best Traditional X-Hot for the Triple Atomic. This is the restaurant's second Festival Favorite victory, having won the honor in 2010.
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Best Fitness recently opened a second facility at 1999 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo. In addition, Best Fitness launched a new program, P90X, at the facility and at 2309 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.
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Dopkins & Company, certified public accountants and consultants, has formed a strategic alliance with Practicefirst Medical Management Solutions, a locally owned physician practice management company. The alliance will allow both organizations to work together to identify strategic referral opportunities in areas of each specialization. The Dopkins team focuses on medical and health care consulting and financial compliance services. Practicefirst provides medical billing, coding and credentialing services exclusively.

Contributing

Wings Flights of Hope, a not-for-profit organization that flies families and veterans to hospitals and transplant centers across the Northeast corridor free of charge, will receive a $6,000 donation from the seven Western New York chapters of BNI. The money was raised through BNI's second annual golf tournament at Westwood Country Club.
Patents
Title: Pump suction assembly
No.: 8,272,836
Inventors: Misso, Mark M. (Middleport); Tomasine, James (Lockport)
Assignee: Lynx Product Group (Wilson)
Date issued: Sept. 25, 2012
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Title: Process for preparing vinyl chloroformate
No.: 8,273,914
Inventors: Nunez, Ivan M. (Penfield); Seelye, David E. (Williamsville)
Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Inc. (Rochester)
Date issued: Sept. 25, 2012