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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Meals on Wheels for Western New York appointed Cliff Nelson to its board of directors. Nelson, director of investments at the Jacobs Team, has 40 years of financial experience. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

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The Schwartz Group, a provider of specialized telemarketing services to the health care industry, promoted Ira J. Wood to vice president. Wood, most recently director of operations, joined the firm in 2002.

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The Community Charter School board of trustees elected four new members to three-year terms as part of its School Improvement Plan. The new members include: Kathleen E. Ballard, supervisor/executive director of Erie 1 BOCES; Robert J. Gamble, professor of graduate education at D’Youville College; Alan S. Hoffman, attorney; and Erin Sylvester Torcello, an associate at Bond Schoeneck & King Attorneys.

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Hunt Mortgage named Marian Guarino a mortgage consultant. Guarino serves clients in West Seneca and the Village of Williamsville. She is an FHA direct endorsed underwriter, as well as a licensed mortgage consultant.

Company Connections

Fairway Suites at the Peak, owned by French Creek Properties and managed by American Resort Management, announced the ground-breaking for its new clubhouse, which is scheduled to open for the summer season. The hotel is located adjacent to the Peek ’N Peak Resort in Clymer.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $51,945 federal contract for inter-cylinder sleeves from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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The Neighborhood Health Center and on-campus Primary Care Medical Services at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital have earned designation as patient-centered medical homes by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Both facilities earned level 3 designations, the highest levels.

Patents

Title: Device for controlling the flow of anesthetic from a reservoir

No.: 8,353,468

Inventor: Cuzydlo, Michael (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Piramal Critical Care (Orchard Park)

Date issued: Jan. 15, 2013

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Title: Production of dry alcohol

No.: 8,354,564

Inventors: Brown, Christopher J. (Amherst); Simo, Marian (Tonawanda); Hlavacek, Vladimir (Clarence)

Assignee: BHS Technology (Buffalo)

Date issued: Jan. 15, 2013