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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Fundraising software developer SofTrek Corporation appointed Megan Anders sales and marketing support specialist and Christine Babin marketing specialist. Anders previously was a property sales agent for GEICO Insurance Agency. She is a Fredonia State College graduate. Babin most recently was marketing specialist for North American marketing communications at Edwards. She graduated from the University at Buffalo.

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Damon Morey managing partner, Peter Marlette, recently headed the ALFA International Eastern Great Lakes Regional Conference in Cleveland. The conference, “Managing Risk and Solving Problems: What Corporate Counsel Really Want From Outside Counsel,” included representatives from business and industry and their legal partners. Also, Marlette moderated a panel of general counsel at the conference about “What Keeps Corporate Counsel Awake at Night,” and Columbus McKinnon vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary Alan Korman was a member of the panel. Additionally, the firm’s special counsel, Jill Apa, served as a panelist on a discussion of common U.S. and Canadian business immigration issues in crossing the border. ALFA International is a global network of independent business focused law firms.

Company Connections

Esthetics Dental Laboratory partnered with FB Displays & Designs to design a 20-foot display for the 35th Annual Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

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Schomann’s Road Service and Knockout Lockouts both of Buffalo received the American Towman ACE Award for achievement in service performance, presented by American Towman magazine, a trade publication serving emergency road service professionals.

Contributing

VALU Home Centers presented a $45,120 check to the Salvation Army. The check represents VALU’s donation from the sale of carbon monoxide/natural gas alarms throughout the company’s 41 retail locations. VALU sold more than 9,000 of the alarms in a campaign titled “Give a Gift That Could Save a Life” and donated $5 from each kit to the Salvation Army.

Patents

Title: Apparatus and method for edge sealing of foam boards

No.: 8,333,582

Inventors: Idziur, Stephen (Orchard Park); Kidwell, Alexander James (Clarks Summit, Pa.); Zimmermann, Thomas (Rochester)

Assignee: AZEK Building Products (Scranton, Pa.)

Date issued: Dec. 18, 2012