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>Hires/Promotions/Honors

B.U.I.L.D. (Build-Unity-Independence-Liberty-Dignity) of Buffalo, a community organization dedicated to providing direction and unity to advance African-American and ethnic communities in Western New York, recently installed Charley H. Fisher III president. Fisher III is senior administrative clerk at the Erie County Legislature. Other officers are: Vice president, Charley H. Russell Smith, community volunteer; and secretary/treasurer, Anne Evans, partner, Damon Morey. Board of Directors: Avery T. Bates, Anthony Billoni, Michael Brown, Lesley Haynes, Mary Ruth Kapsiak, Kimberly Minkel, Kunle Odunsi, and Linwood Roberts.

Kideney Architects, a Buffalo architectural firm, named Justin Pietrzykowski an intern architect. Pietrzykowski, who was previously employed at Cannon Design in Grand Island, is working on renovations to the Buffalo VA Medical Center and Health Center. He earned his master's degree and bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo.

Jennifer P. Hill an engineering technician at Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, has successfully completed the NICET Transportation Engineering Technology/Highway Certification, Level I.

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>Company Connections

Mia Dolcezza, at 2872 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore, recently celebrated its grand opening in the newly renovated block between Mang and Lincoln avenues. The company, owned by North Buffalo native Jennifer Brien, was started as a gourmet cookie outfit out of her home.

Lennox Industries, a Dallas-based manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, recently celebrated the grand opening of its 30,000-square-foot store and distribution center in Depew. Lennox honored Capital Heat, Vastola Heating & Cooling and Zenner & Ritter Heating & Cooling for their commitment to serving the Buffalo community.

Crowley Webb, a Buffalo marketing communications agency, was named media agency for IMTS–The International Manufacturing Technology Show. IMTS 2014 will be held September 8 to 13 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

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>Contributing

Patrons of Big Bob's Eatin' Shack in the Village of Attica, raised $1,300 for donation to Carly's Club for pediatric cancer patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.

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>Patents

Title: Gas phase synthesis of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene from 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propene

No.: 8,324,436

Inventors: Mukhopadhyay, Sudip (Berkeley, Calif.); Light, Barbara A. (Niagara Falls); Fleming, Kim M. (Hamburg); Phillips, Steven D. (Buffalo); Dubey, Rajesh K. (Williamsville)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012

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Title: Children's play table

No.: D671,994

Inventors: Wojtkiewicz, Mark A. (Lancaster)

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

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012