The Erie County Dental Society installed Dr. Peter A. Rouff president. Rouff is an orthodontist with a private practice in Tonawanda and East Amherst. He also served as the society’s assistant secretary and is treasurer of the Eighth District Orthodontic Academy.


Szymkowiak & Associates CPAs, an accounting firm, has moved to a new location at 6325 Main St., Suite 100, Amherst. The managing partner, Dennis J. Szymkowiak, a CPA, founded the firm in 2001, and partners Daniel J. Suhr, and Todd M. Scherrer, also CPAs, joined in 2004 and 2005. The firm has 22 employees and provides tax and accounting services to businesses and individuals.


Bean Media Productions, a video production company located in Buffalo, has produced a series of Web videos for Lauber Financial Planning, a fee-only financial planning, coaching and advisory firm in West Seneca.


Ray Gay Sales, a supplier of bingo, bazaars, lawn fetes and Monte Carlo nights, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. First established as a furniture store at 972 Sycamore St. in 1953 by Raymond Gajewski, the business changed in the mid-1960s from furniture to fundraising and later moved to its present location at 2880 Genesee St.

Company Connections

Magic Marketing of Lockport was retained by AAA Tax Service, also of Lockport, to provide public relations consultation and representation. The tax firm, which also provides small-business accounting and bookkeeping services, is newly relocated at 550 S. Transit Road and online at


Title: Composite grid with tack film for asphaltic paving, method of paving, and process for making a composite grid with tack film for asphaltic paving

No.: 8,349,431

Inventors: Hook, Kerry (East Amherst); Lee, Sugjoon (Westborough, Mass.); Woolstencroft, Jon (St. Catharines, Ont.)

Assignee: Saint-Gobain ADFORS America (Grand Island)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013


Title: Reconstitution medium for protein and peptide formulations

No.: 8,349,794

Inventor: Balasubramanian, Sathyamangalam V. (Amherst)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013