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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Del Vecchio & Stadler named Josef A. Mejido an associate attorney. Mejido holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and a master’s degree from George Washington University. He earned his J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law. Mejido was previously a law clerk with the firm.

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The Darwin Martin House elected Gary Praetzel, dean of Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, to its board of directors.

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The Network in Aging of Western New York board of directors elected Dot Swift president for a two-year term. Swift is the administrator of the Council for Older Adults of the Health Association of Niagara County. Other officers: vice president for University at Buffalo relations, Charles Battaglia Jr., retired, Erie County Department of Senior Services; vice president for sponsorships, Dana Dee, long-term care specialist, Long-Term Care Financial Partners; treasurer, Kristin Surdej, owner, Laping Surdej Associates; and secretary, Anne Binga, social worker, Hospice Buffalo Assisted Living & Nursing Home Assistance.

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ERA Team VP Real Estate of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania presented the following awards for 2012 production to the sales associates from its Ellicottville office: Cathy Pritchard, first in sales production and third in closed transactions; Tina Dillon, first in closed transactions and second in sales production; Ciji Riley, second in closed transactions and the ERA Team VP Most Improved Agent for 2012; and Melanie Pritchard, third in sales production. The following sales associates were recognized for their 2012 sales production volume: more than $1 million, Wendy O’Neil, Carol Thomas, Sandy Goode, Patti Crist, Harry Weissman and Andree McRae; more than $2 million, Greg Spako; more than $3 million, Ciji Riley, Amy DeTine and Melanie Pritchard; more than $8 million, Tina Dillon; and more than $9 million, Cathy Pritchard.

Company Connections

DCB Elevator Co., Lewiston, was awarded a $34,700 federal contract for morgue-lift preventive maintenance services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Cheektowaga.

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Northern Dreams Construction, Buffalo, was awarded a $23,000 federal contract for fence panel replacement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Batavia.

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Seneca Telecommunications, Salamanca, was awarded a $13,986 federal contract for motion detector and other security equipment from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.

Patents

Title: Compositions, methods and devices for control and cleanup of hazardous spills

No.: 8,404,920

Inventors: Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

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

Date issued: March 26, 2013