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The Eyes On America Foundation named Lou Piccone to its board of directors. Piccone, a member of the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association, is a five-year veteran wide receiver and kick returner for the team.

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The Mental Health Association of Erie County will honor Cindy Kaplan Benes, a partner with Phillips Lytle with its annual “Benefactor Award.” Bennes will receive the award at the Association’s Benefactor Society Reception on Sept. 18 at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. She has been involved with the association for the past 12 years, serving as a past president and former director.

Company Connections

Home Solutions of WNY earned membership status in the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Home Solutions of WNY, founded in 2005, specializes in downsizing and senior move management, as well as home and office organizing. The National Association of Senior Move Managers is a not-for-profit, professional association of businesses dedicated to assisting older adults and families with the physical and emotional demands of downsizing, relocating, or modifying their homes.

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Odyssey Telecommunications was named by Inc Magazine to its annual 500 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States. With three year sales revenue growth of 1,140 percent, Odyssey Telecommunications was ranked at 388 on the list. The company, located at 5811 South Park Ave., Hamburg, provides manufacturers, resellers and service providers with liquidation services, buyback programs.

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Wolcott Guns Indoor Sportsmen Range, 3052 Walden Ave., Depew, recently celebrated its grand opening. The facility is owned by Ken Wolcott.

Patents

Title: Systems and methods for selecting flour

No.: 8,527,290

Inventors: Upreti, Praveen (Orchard Park); Jalali, Rohit (Ridgeway, Calif.); Grieshober Jr., William E. (East Amherst); Roberts, John S. (Honeoye Falls); Haller, Melissa D. (Orchard Park); Fuchs, Michael (Clarence); Ilyin, Ilya Y. (Brookline, Mass.)

Assignee: Rich Products Corp. (Buffalo)

Date issued: Sept. 3, 2013

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Title: Stretching machine with dual cable drum

No.: 8,523,743

Inventors: Miles, Benjamin J. (Akron); Kron, Charles J. (Lockport)

Assignee: The Blue Rooster (Akron)

Date issued: Sept. 3, 2013