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>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Susan Measer, associate executive director at Canterbury Woods, a life care community, received designation as a certified aging services professional from the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services. Measer, one of about 80 individuals nationwide to receive this designation, completed the program's extensive required professional training and three examinations.

The Erie County Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Project presented Modesto Argenio an award for outstanding service in 2012. Argenio, a former senior attorney at Erie County Surrogate's Court, is of counsel to the Stamm Law Firm in Williamsville.

Advanced Alarm promoted David Whalen to sales manager. Whalen has 15 years of experience as a custom audio video integrator and five years of residential and commercial alarm experience.

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>Company Connections

The Bonadio Group was recognized by Accounting Today as one of the "Best Accounting Firms to Work For" at the Accounting Today Growth and Profitability Summit recently in Boca Raton, Fla. The Bonadio Group ranked second in the large CPA firm category (more than 250 employees) as part of the national awards program.

Cardiology Group of Western New York recently opened its third office, in the Lakeshore Family Medicine building at 7060 Erie Road in Derby. The office initially will be open two days per week, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays, with additional hours planned in the near future. It will be staffed by Dr. Aravind Herle and Dr. Matthew McClure, board-certified cardiologists specializing in clinical diagnostic cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.

Gelia, a marketing communications agency based in Amherst, won a Global Finalist Award for its creative work on Independent Health's fall consumer television advertising campaign.
The Global Awards honor the world's best in health care advertising from around the world. The Gelia and Independent Health partnership was the only U.S.-based entry to receive the honor for health insurance advertising.

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>Contributing

Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo-Airport recently began delivering meals to the homebound through Meals on Wheels' "Adopt-A-Route" program. The hotel's employee volunteers coordinate weekly coverage among themselves with two volunteers delivering meals to up to 12 homebound community members.

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>Patents

Title: Methods for treating reperfusion injuries using flagellin

No.: 8,324,163

Inventors: Gudkov, Andrei (East Aurora); Fairchild, Robert (Mayfield Village, Ohio)

Assignee: Cleveland Biolabs (Buffalo)

Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland)

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012

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Title: Ophthalmic compositions containing diglycine

No.: 8,324,171

Inventors: Burke, Susan E. (Batavia); Xia, Erning (Penfield); Scheuer, Catherine A. (West Henrietta); Venkatesh, Srini (Pittsford)

Assignee: Bausch & Lomb (Rochester)

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012