Read to Succeed Buffalo named Dorothy McNicholas early childhood program manager. McNicholas, a retired Buffalo Public Schools teacher, earned her bachelor’s degree from D’Youville College and her master’s from the University of Texas at El Paso.


Travers Collins appointed Angelina Ezzo an account manager. A Niagara University graduate, Ezzo worked several years for First Niagara in multiple positions for its marketing team. Also, the agency named Lara Mishler office administrator. Mishler graduated from Portland State University and was most recently a legal resource assistant with Hodgson Russ.


Copier Fax Business Technologies appointed David Hopkins senior document solutions specialist at its new Rochester office. Hopkins will manage the office. He previously worked for Ikon Office Supplies, Toshiba and Xerox. Copier Fax Business Technologies’ Rochester office/showroom is in the RIT Technology Park.


People Inc., a health and human services provider, promoted Mia Clark to program manager.


Jason L. Bird, at Bird Financial Services with New England Financial in Williamsville, has earned the certified financial planner board of standards designation.

Company Connections

Tops Friendly Markets received CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity’s Business of the Year Award in the more than 50 employee category. The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity is a 12-county business leadership and economic development organization, based in Syracuse.


The Western New York Federal Credit Union was recently recognized by Callahan and Associates, a credit union consulting firm, in the following four categories for credit unions with between $25 million and $50 million in assets as of Dec. 31, 2012: 12-month share growth, 12-month member growth, return on assets and loan/shares.


MJ Peterson selected Previsite’s SocialConnect as its digital marketing service. Previsite America is a global leader in real estate marketing services.


For the 2013 tax season, Daemen College certified accounting students provided free income tax preparation to 396 individuals and families, for a refund total of approximately $261,000.


Title: Reduction of CO and NO.sub.x in full burn regenerator flue gas

No.: 8,425,870

Inventors: Wu, Kuang-Tsai (Williamsville); Rosen, Lee (Buffalo); Lenhert, David (Grand Island); Leger, Christopher (Houston)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: April 23, 2013