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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Fundraising software developer SofTrek promoted Andre Bickford to manager of software engineering. Bickford joined the company in 2008 and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo. Also, the company promoted Steven Birnbaum to vice president of client solutions. Birnbaum, who has been with the company since 2011, was director of business development.

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Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel partner Gayle Eagan received the Vision Award from Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York. The award is given to those members of the advocacy community who are dedicated to identifying and responding to trends in aging.

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MedTech , an active association of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology companies, their suppliers and service providers, and research universities appointed Jessica M. Crawford president of the association. Moog Inc., Greatbatch, IMMCO Diagnostics, Applied Sciences Group, Polymer Conversions and the University at Buffalo and the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics are Western New York members of the association.

Company Connections

Salon Davoe has opened at 5759 Main St., at the Village Square in Williamsville. Stylist Greg Ridge is leasing in 3,361 square feet of space from Benderson Development Co. for six years.

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Coverage Pointers, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter from Hurwitz & Fine Insurance Coverage Practice Group is now available as an “app” at both the iPhone App store and the Android Marketplace.

Contributing

IRS HELP of West Seneca donated 100 new Barbie Dolls to Roswell Park Cancer Institute for young girls with cancer.

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Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster is holding its third annual food drive for the Food Bank of Western New York through Dec. 19. Patients and the community are asked to bring nonperishable food items to the location at 5007 Transit Road, Depew. The WNY Food Bank, located at 91 Holt St., Buffalo, distributes millions of pounds of food to needy people throughout the region each month.

Patents

Title: Composite loudspeaker cone

No.: 8,320,604

Inventors: Latvis Jr., Michael P. (Buffalo); Vandersteen, Richard (Hanford, Calif.)

Date issued: Nov. 27, 2012

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Title: RFID-enabled AIMD programmer system for identifying MRI compatibility of implanted leads

No.: 8,321,032

Inventors: Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Nov. 27, 2012