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Leadership Buffalo will honor the special recipients of the 11th annual Values Awards in five separate categories at the 2014 Values Awards on May 1 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. This year’s winners include: Community Impact Award, Rocco Termini, Signature Development; Service Award, Mary Travers Murphy, Family Justice Center; Diversity Award, Dr. Myron Glick, Jericho Road Community Health Center; Inclusion Award, Blythe Merril, Oishei Foundation; and Openness to Change Award, Judge James McLeod, Buffalo City Court. The Values Awards Luncheon is Leadership Buffalo’s annual fundraising event.

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M&T Bank promoted Donna J. Gorney and Kurt Kiener to administrative vice presidents. Gorney, with the bank for 24 years, was vice president and manager of data center and network operations. She received a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College and a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

Kiener, with the bank for nine years, is manager of the bank’s commercial planning and analysis department. He received both a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University at Buffalo.

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Kenmore Mercy Hospital honored Rob Morello, an RN from the interventional radiology department, and Antonina DiCarlo, an RN and case manager in the care management department, with its annual 2013 Medical Staff Associate of the Year Award.

Company Connections

Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, is celebrating 75 years in business with a year of gardening and family events. In 2002, Gary and Kathy Sokolowski became the third generation of the family to own and manage the center.

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Trellis Marketing was retained by the Orthodontists Associates of WNY to provide branding and advertising services. The orthodontic practice has offices in Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park and Lancaster.

Patents

Title: System for the identification of different fastening elements

No.: 8,668,084

Inventors: Benczkowski, Kenneth (Buffalo); O’Rourke, Brian (Omaha, Neb.); Willer Jr., Mark A. (Denver)

Assignee: Broetje Automation GmbH (Wiefelstede, Germany)

Date issued: March 11, 2014

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Title: All-season indoor outdoor coupleable construction toys

No.: 8,668,542

Inventor: Bruzgul, Joshua D. (East Aurora)

Date issued: March 11, 2014