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Hires/Promotions/Honors

M&T Bank promoted Thomas J. Fitzgibbon to administrative vice president. Fitzgibbon, with the bank for 14 years, is currently retail sales support manager. He graduated from Buffalo State College and earned an MBA from Medaille College.

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Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of WNY staff attorney Kate Sullivan Nowadly was named to the Medicaid Matters Steering Committee. Medicaid Matters is a statewide coalition of organizations united to advance the interests of New Yorkers served by the Medicaid program.

Company Connections

SCMC LLC, a construction management firm and subsidiary of Seneca Holdings, was awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to build the first phase of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s new shooting complex and outdoor education center adjacent to the organization’s headquarters in Edgefield, S.C. Seneca Holdings is a business enterprise of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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Clinton Brown Company Architecture of Buffalo is performing historic tax credit services for the $7.5 million historic rehabilitation of the Globe Theater in downtown Norwalk, Conn., and also preparing alternatives to demolition services for six historic buildings for the New York City Bureau of Water to enhance water supply safety in the Hudson River region. The firm is a historic preservation architecture and grant writing firm that is celebrating its 26th year of renewing heritage buildings and places.

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Theas Restaurant will celebrate its grand opening Monday. Located next to Medici House, in the historic Griggs and Ball building at 634 Main St. in East Aurora, Theas will feature traditional northeastern African fare. The restaurant, owned by John Rooney and Laurie Kutas, will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Patents

Title: Multilayer multiturn structure for high-efficiency inductors

No.: 8,680,960

Inventors: Singh, Vinit (Austin, Texas); Babcock, Jacob (Chicago); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: NuCurrent (Chicago

Date issued: March 25, 2014

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Title: Associating auxiliary data with digital ink

No.: 8,681,129

Inventors: Kompalli, Suryaprakash (Amherst); Raghavan, Balaji (Karnataka, India); Madhvanath, Sriganesh (Karnataka, India)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Co., (Houston, Texas)

Date issued: March 25, 2014