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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Catholic Health Human Resources promoted Bridget Russo to vice president of talent acquisition and development. Russo joined the company in 2010 as director of recruitment and retention.

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Verizon Wireless indirect sales account manager Brian Shanley of Lockport was recently awarded two of the company’s most prestigious awards for his performance in 2012. He was one of six sales employees in upstate New York named to the company’s President’s Cabinet for ranking in the top two percent of the company’s more than 15,000 sales executives nationwide during 2012. He also received a President’s Award of Excellence for teamwork, leadership and customer service.

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The Western New York Region of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council re-elected Buffalo attorney Frank Housh to a third term as vice president of the NYDLC. The NYDLC advocates in Albany and Congress for legislation to make voting easier and more secure. Housh is the principal of the Housh Law Offices, a law firm with offices in Buffalo and Lockport.

Company Connections

Dunn Tire, a Western New York-based tire retailer, will now carry Cooper Tires at all 31 Dunn Tire store locations. Dunn Tire will supply a range of Cooper brand tires for cars, pickups, SUVs and minivans.

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The BWI National Health Promotion Training Institute has added customized behavioral and emotional health consultative services to improve employee health. Heads Up Business – a service of Orchard Park-based management and marketing firm Success Stories – targets the behavioral health needs of a business’ workforce and augments existing health-related programs.

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Call Associates, Buffalo, was awarded a $840,000 federal contract for the construction of structures and facilities, from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Watervliet.

Patents

Title: Door/window wireless transmitter

No.: D680,014

Inventors: Corso, Daniel Anthony (Macedon); Thornton, James Bruce (Webster); Reimer, Michael Earl (Batavia)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany)

Date issued: April 16, 2013