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Emerging Business Leaders named Matthew Pelkey, of Colligan Law, chairman of its Advisory Board. Other officers: vice chairman, Rebecca Wantuck, Hearing Evaluation Services; event chair, Emily Ciraolo, National Fuel; marketing chair, Allison Conte, Eric Mower & Associates; Business Development chair, Joseph Heins, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman; membership chair, Amity Mann, UNYTS and secretary, Jessica Andrews, Summit Educational Resources. New members of the Advisory Board: Connor Dean, Alex Dockstader, Katie Ellis, Mackenzie Gotshall, Mark Nickerson, Amber Small, James Stapleton and Lisa Shackelford. Members at large: Daniel Keating, Sean Macaluso, Nick Magnini, Michelle Ostrander, Matthew Smyczynski, Adam Szymczak, and Mark Walter.

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Richard A. Montagna, senior vice president for scientific and clinical affairs at Rheonix Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular diagnostics solutions, was accepted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Montagna is based in Grand Island.

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OnCore Golf, Buffalo-based producers of the hollow-metal core golf ball, named John Geiberger head of player development. Geiberger is a former Pepperdine University golf coach.

Company Connections

Mullican Flooring, which has a manufacturing plant in Holland, provided solid hardwood flooring for two upcoming episodes of “Flipping Boston,” a TV series on A&E.

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William S. Hein & Co. in Getzville recently released a new HeinOnline library – Women and the Law (Peggy). Women and the Law (Peggy) is a digital library in the HeinOnline database that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women’s roles in society and the law.

Patents

Title: Variable basis weight mounting mat or pre-form and exhaust gas treatment device

No.: 8,679,415

Inventors: Fernandes Jr., Sergio David (Getzville)

Assignee: Unifrax I LLC (Tonawanda)

Date issued: March 25, 2014

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Title: B ring reduced-D ring oxidized tetrapyrrolic photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy and tumor imaging

No.: 8,679,459

Inventors: Pandey, Ravindra K. (Williamsville); Liu, Chao (Barcelona, Spain); Dobhal, Mahabeer (Jaipur, India); Potter, William (Amherst); Morgan, Janet (Buffalo); Oseroff, Allan (Buffalo)

Assignee: Health Research (Buffalo)

Date issued: March 25, 2014