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Community Charter School elected Daniel S. Ricigliano president of its board of trustees. Ricigliano, a three-term veteran of the board, is an assistant professor at Buffalo State College and a practicing CPA. Other officers are: vice president, Michael J. Littman; secretary, Tasha S. Miller, Union East Elementary School; and treasurer, Justin Reid, Bonadio Group. Trustees include: Anthony Jones, WKBW-TV; Rebecca Vincheski, Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo; and Sara DeLena.

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Cohen & Lombardo partner Terrie Benson Murray recently delivered a presentation, “Long-Term Care Planning Tools: Wills and Trusts, Health Care Proxies and Testamentary Substitutes,” as part of a larger seminar on Medicaid and elder law sponsored by Lorman Education Services.

Company Connections

Travers Collins, a locally owned and operated integrated marketing communications firm, was retained as agency of record by Bakery Express, a Baltimore-based fresh bakery producer. Bakery Express, which has a long-standing partnership with 7-Eleven, operates four plants across the United States and is part of a larger affiliation of 14 bakery supply companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Body & Soul Fitness in East Aurora will host a grand reopening party from noon to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2. The facility is at 613 Oakwood Ave. in the Oakwood Plaza.

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The new Dog Ears Café has officially opened at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, where it shares a building with the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore. A special grand opening celebration will be held Saturday. Hours at the new café are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the bookstore and café, visit www.dogearsbookstore.org.

Contributing

AFSCME Local 182 donated $3,000 to Camp Happiness, money raised from the union’s annual golf tournament. The weeklong event at Camp Kenan in Lockport is a traditional summer camp for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Patents

Title: Molded header connected to a medical device by lateral deformation of a sleeve/feedthrough pin subassembly

No.: 8,346,362

Inventors: Kinney, James (Clarence); Coffed, James (Depew); Kustra, Gabriel A. (Cheektowaga)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Jan. 1, 2013