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Buffalo Exterminating owner Garry Tank received a 2012 Crown Leadership Award from Pest Control Technology magazine and Syngenta Professional products. Tank was honored along with seven other pest management industry professionals from across the country. Buffalo Exterminating is a locally owned pest management company with headquarters in Orchard Park and service locations in Cheektowaga and Wheatfield.

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Lipsitz & Ponterio attorney Anne E. Joynt was selected to serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the Women’s TAP Fund. Founded in 1992, the Women’s TAP Fund is a political action committee dedicated to funding the election of qualified pro-choice women who run for public office in Western New York.

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Hodgson Russ appointed Arthur A. Marrapese III to lead the law firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. Marrapese has practiced employee benefits law since 1986.

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Buffalo Hardwood, a hardwood flooring contractor since 1985, promoted Brandon Gornikiewicz to project manager of its new Home and Commercial Building Division throughout Western New York.

Company Connections

Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division physicians were recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for providing quality care to their patients with cardiovascular disease, or who have had a stroke. To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, 29 BMG primary care physicians submitted data that demonstrated performance that meets the program’s key cardiovascular and stroke care measures.

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Sargent & Collins, a Williamsville law firm, will receive a United States Tennis Association Eastern Section’s Corporate Service Award this month as the section holds its annual awards dinner in White Plains. The award is given annually to an organization whose sponsorship of section events and programs has helped to grow tennis in the section. For the past two years, the law firm has sponsored the Sargent & Collins Women’s $10,000 Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit event at Miller Tennis Center in Amherst. In addition, the firm also sponsors the Buffalo Municipal Tournament, a recreational competition held annually at Delaware Park.

Patents

Title: Methods of manufacturing brazed aluminum heat exchangers

No.: 8,347,503

Inventors: O’Neill, Patrick S. (Williamsville); Godry, Thomas J. (Kenmore); Held, Dennis P. (East Aurora)

Assignee: UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013

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Title: Atom-interferometric, stepped gravity gradient measuring system

No.: 8,347,711

Inventors: DiFrancesco, Daniel J. (North Tonawanda); Rice, Hugh F. (New Rochelle); Lindell, Jack C. (Plainview)

Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corp. (Bethesda, Md.)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013