The New York State Association of Health Care Providers appointed Susan Bayerl chairwoman. Bayerl is associate vice president at People Inc. The New York State Association of Health Care Providers is a trade association representing approximately 400 offices of licensed home-care service agencies, certified home-health agencies, long-term home-health care programs, hospices and health-related organizations across New York State.


SelectOne Search, a locally owned executive-search and contract-management firm based in Clarence, promoted Samuel J. Russo to partner.

Russo, a CPA, leads the financial and executive search practice for the firm and is also a partner in S1Tech, a related entity focused on national IT and ERP (enterprise resource planning) implementation consulting. He graduated from Canisius College.

The firm appointed Debbie Chrzanowski controller for SelectOne Search and its related entities.

Chrzanowski, a CPA, is a Canisius College graduate.


Willie Lewis, an employee of the DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Buffalo Downtown at 125 High St., was designated as the winner of the Hilton Worldwide CEO “Light and Warmth” award. The award is the highest individual recognition that the Hilton brand gives to any employee.

Lewis was singled out for his dedication, enthusiasm and diligence to service. He has been employed at the hotel for more than five years, working in the laundry department.

Company Connections

Success Stories, a management and marketing consulting firm in Orchard Park since 1990, has launched Heads Up Business, offering workplace education, executive consultation on matters such as mergers, downsizing, reorganization, human resource policy development and intervention and support with treatment placement. The service is also offered through a partnership with BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute.


360 Professional Services Group launched a new website for the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce at and PolePal Solar Lighting System at The Chamber provides travel information, tips to grow your business and community event details to residents and visitors of Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn. The PolePal Solar Lighting System is a complete LED solar-lighting package designed to illuminate commercial or residential property.


Quinlan, a Western New York tradigital agency, announced that Adoption STAR won a custom iOS app from Quinlan, worth up to $8,000. The contest was held in celebration of Quinlan’s 25th anniversary. The Adoption STAR app is projected to be available in fall 2013.


Title: Dental implant abutment

No.: 8,371,851

Inventors: Smith, Jeffrey (Amherst); Ganley, Robert (Williamsville); Brodkin, Dmitri (Livingston, N.J.); Ospelt, Armin (Vaduz, Liechtenstein); Specht, Tobias (Ruggell, Liechtenstein); Foser, Hans Peter (Balzers, Liechtenstein)

Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG (Schaan, Liechtenstein)

Date issued: Feb. 12, 2013