The LaSalle Business and Professional Association recently honored the following with its community awards: Business Person of the Year, Dave Piro, owner of Piro’s Pizza; Business of the Year, Kelly’s Corner, Chad Roberston and Gary Robertson, owners; Community Service People of the Year, Niagara Falls Department of Public Works; and Statesman of the Year, Legislator Cheree Copelin.


Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel partner Heath J. Szymczak’s article, “Standardizing Efficiencies in Business Litigation,” was published in the American Bar Association’s Business and Torts Litigation Journal.


The Eyes of America Foundation, based in Amherst, announced its 2013 board of directors. Officers: Foundation director, Karen Carlo; governor-elect, Dan Dunn; and chairman, Dr. Kenneth D. Anthone. Directors: Edward J. Rutkowski, Dr. Barry Weinstein, Al Plante, Joni Stovroff, John Yurtchuk and Dr. James Reidy.

Company Connections

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Town of Tonawanda, received the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, recognizing the hospital for its commitment to environmental practices and sustainability.


Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $55,155 federal contract for piston pins from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.


SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $20,695 federal contract for bearings from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.


Title: Azeotrope-like composition of hexafluoropropane, hexafluoropropene and hydrogen fluoride

No.: 8,436,218

Inventors: Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst); Singh, Rajiv Ratna (Getzville); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park)

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

Date issued: May 7, 2013