Thomas Saia, president of Iroquois Bar Corp. in Buffalo, was named the recipient of the Regional Minority Small Business of the Year Award for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region II. Saia recently received the award at the National 8(a) Training, Business Matchmaking and Awards Ceremony in the Carnegie Library, Washington, D.C.
The Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs named Sarah L. Clare a director on the board. Clare, a CPA, is a director for Dopkins & Co. certified public accountants and consultants’ general service group. She joined the firm in 1998 after graduating from Canisius College.
Lauren Murphy, a business development associate at Alcoa’s Pittsburgh office, was selected by the company as one of 10 Alcoa early-career professionals from seven countries to participate in the third annual One Young World Summit held recently in Pittsburgh. Murphy is the daughter of Daniel Murphy Jr. and Mary Ann Murphy of the Town of Tonawanda.

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The Western Region of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State recently presented the 2012 Agency of the Year award to the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York, which earned the award for outstanding achievement in self-advocacy efforts and for responding to the needs of those with developmental disabilities.
Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $386,230 federal contract for engine accessories and a $132,396 federal contract for valves from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
Brava Metal Supply Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $36,586 federal contract for metal bars from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.
B-roll Video Productions, Town of Tonawanda, was awarded an $8,500 federal contract for behavioral health DVDs from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Cheektowaga.


Title: Method and system for improving the efficiency and ensuring the integrity of a data transfer
No.: 8,291,132
Inventors: Cuddihy, David J. (Hamburg); Martin, Shawn C. (Lockport); Snell, David A. (Youngstown)
Assignee: ATTO Technology (Getzville)
Date issued: Oct. 16, 2012
Title: Fire barriers for the spaces formed by intersecting architectural expansion joints
No.: 8,286,397
Inventor: Shaw, Alan (Lockport)
Assignee: Fireline 520 (Buffalo)
Date issued: Oct. 16, 2012