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Robert C. Enos, owner of Hoy Funeral Home in West Seneca, was installed as president of the New York State Funeral Directors Association at the organization’s annual convention in Verona. A New York State-licensed funeral director since 1974, Enos will serve for the 2014-15 term. He previously served as the association president-elect for 2013-14 and secretary/treasurer for 2011-12.

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Founder and president of Friends of Schoolhouse #8, Richard L. Taczkowski, recently accepted a “Restoration and Community Engagement” award from Preservation Buffalo Niagara. Taczkowski spearheaded efforts to save and restore a one-room schoolhouse near the hamlet of Lawtons, later relocated into the village of North Collins.

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Niagara Career and Technical Education Center automotive technology teacher Jasper Adams was named to Automotive Service Excellence’s inaugural class of Instructors of the Year. Adams, who has taught at Orleans/Niagara BOCES for 22 years, was recently honored along with nine other recipients at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference in Indianapolis.

Company Connections

Sonwil Distribution Center received a British Retail Consortium global standard certification for storage and distribution at a second area location. The standard was introduced in 2006 to offer logistics/warehouse providers and distributors a universally recognized benchmark for service and process excellence.

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Sports Plus Physical Therapy, a new member of Batavia’s Business Improvement District, will celebrate the grand opening of its new building at 5 Alva Place in Batavia from 3 to 7 p.m. next Thursday. The building has undergone extensive renovation.

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MVP Network Consulting, Buffalo, was awarded a $6,951 federal contract for monitors from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Keyport, Wash.

Patents

Title: Weight compensating shock isolator assembly

No.: 8,794,402

Inventors: Ruan, Shubin (Williamsville); Kelly, Jeffrey T. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises (Wilmington, Del.)

Date issued: Aug, 5, 2014