Fundraising software developer SofTrek Corporation appointed Megan Anders sales and marketing support specialist and Christine Babin marketing specialist. Anders previously was a property sales agent for GEICO Insurance Agency. She is a Fredonia State College graduate. Babin most recently was marketing specialist for North American marketing communications at Edwards. She graduated from the University at Buffalo.


Damon Morey managing partner, Peter Marlette, recently headed the ALFA International Eastern Great Lakes Regional Conference in Cleveland. The conference, “Managing Risk and Solving Problems: What Corporate Counsel Really Want From Outside Counsel,” included representatives from business and industry and their legal partners. Also, Marlette moderated a panel of general counsel at the conference about “What Keeps Corporate Counsel Awake at Night,” and Columbus McKinnon vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary Alan Korman was a member of the panel. Additionally, the firm’s special counsel, Jill Apa, served as a panelist on a discussion of common U.S. and Canadian business immigration issues in crossing the border. ALFA International is a global network of independent business focused law firms.

Company Connections

Esthetics Dental Laboratory partnered with FB Displays & Designs to design a 20-foot display for the 35th Annual Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.


Schomann’s Road Service and Knockout Lockouts both of Buffalo received the American Towman ACE Award for achievement in service performance, presented by American Towman magazine, a trade publication serving emergency road service professionals.


VALU Home Centers presented a $45,120 check to the Salvation Army. The check represents VALU’s donation from the sale of carbon monoxide/natural gas alarms throughout the company’s 41 retail locations. VALU sold more than 9,000 of the alarms in a campaign titled “Give a Gift That Could Save a Life” and donated $5 from each kit to the Salvation Army.


Title: Apparatus and method for edge sealing of foam boards

No.: 8,333,582

Inventors: Idziur, Stephen (Orchard Park); Kidwell, Alexander James (Clarks Summit, Pa.); Zimmermann, Thomas (Rochester)

Assignee: AZEK Building Products (Scranton, Pa.)

Date issued: Dec. 18, 2012