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Patrick P. Lee Foundation Chairman Patrick P. Lee is one of 11 individuals selected by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans to receive the 2013 Horatio Alger Award. The award is presented each year to individuals who have overcome obstacles to become successful entrepreneurs or community leaders. Lee was most recently chairman and CEO of International Motion Control. The Patrick P. Lee Foundation has offices in Buffalo and South Florida.

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Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial Hospital named ReJeana Coleman director of health information management/privacy officer. Coleman graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Md.

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Pyramid Brokerage Co. announced that David Schiller, a salesman at its Buffalo office, was named to Pyramid’s 2012 Chairperson’s Club, recognizing the top five producers throughout Pyramid’s 10 upstate offices. Schiller was also named salesperson of the year in the Buffalo office. Richard Schecter, senior director, received the President’s Award, recognizing the salesperson who shows the most collegial behavior in the Pyramid organization. Schiller and Tyler Balentine received Rainmaker Awards for the most outbound referrals.

Company Connections

Brock, Schechter and Polakoff has partnered with Moodys LLP, a Canadian tax advisory firm, to form Moodys US Tax Advisors. Both firms will combine to leverage their experience in advising clients, both corporate and individual, on cross-border tax matters and U.S. tax compliance issues. The new partnership will allow Moodys US Tax Advisors professionals to serve an expanded circle of markets with offices in Buffalo, Calgary, Alberta, and Edmonton, Alberta.

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The Western New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging has changed its name to LeadingAge Western New York (LeadingAgeWNY). The association is a network representing more than 60 not-for-profit organizations for seniors and adults in Western New York. The organizations provide nursing home care, assisted living, rehabilitation care, home health care, and independent living and associated community services for nearly 10,000 Western New Yorkers annually.

Patents

Title: Focused libraries, functional profiling, laser SELEX, and DESELEX

No.: 8,367,627

Inventors: Que-Gewirth, Nanette L. S. (Buffalo); Sullenger, Bruce A. (Chapel Hill, N.C.); Layzer, Juliana M. (Durham, N.C.); Rusconi, Christopher P. (Durham, N.C.); Oney, Sabah (Durham, N.C.)

Assignee: Duke University (Durham, N.C.)

Date issued: Feb. 5, 2013

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Title: Method for producing 2-chloro-3,3,3,-trifluoropropene (HCFC-1233xf)

No.: 8,367,878

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park); Tung, Hsueh S. (Getzville)

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

Date issued: Feb. 5, 2013