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Canisius College named Steven A. Gattuso director of the Golden Griffin Fund and an instructor in the Department of Economics and Finance. Gattuso is a former assistant vice president–portfolio manager for M&T Bank Corp./Wilmington Trust. He also served more than a decade as an adjunct professor in the College of Business at Niagara University. Gattuso earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Canisius College.

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Insyte Consulting named Dr. Thomas P. Stewart chairman of its board of directors for 2013. Other officers are secretary, Kenneth P. Friedman, and treasurer, Stephen T. LoVullo. New members include: Louis P. Panzica, president and chief executive officer of Power Drives; Steven F. Calzi, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Eastman Machine Co.; and Kenneth P. Friedman, attorney, Hodgson Russ.

Company Connections

The 2013 KVS Summer Training School and Conference attracted more than 120 municipal government representatives from across New York State and the East Coast recently at the Marriott Hotel in Amherst for in-depth software training and review sessions. KVS Information Systems is an Amherst-based provider of municipal software solutions.

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Resource Center, Jamestown, was awarded a $51,704 contract for spare barrel cases from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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The Neighborhood School of Dance, 205 W. Henley St., Olean, was purchased recently by Brittany A. Stevens. Stevens is the third owner of the school, which was founded by Michelle Marks in 1976.

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Dollar General recently celebrated the grand opening its new store at 816 Wehrle Drive, Amherst.

Patents

Title: Connector for coupling adjacent members

No.: 8,491,215

Inventors: Young, Gregory S. (Lancaster)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: July 23, 2013

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Title: Infant swing with seat locking mechanism

No.: 8,491,401

Inventors: Szymanski, Matthew Alan (East Aurora)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: July 23, 2013