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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Ross Eye Institute added Dr. Matthew Pihlblad to its team of ophthalmologists. Pihlblad will practice in his subspecialty of pediatric ophthalmology. He recently completed his fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., and attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, W.Va.

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The Lancaster Family Branch YMCA appointed Predolino Zelasko program director at the Lancaster branch. He worked part time at the Southtowns Branch for nine years and has been the sports camp director since 2009. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo.

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HUNT Real Estate Corp. welcomed Ashley Wendelboe, a licensed real estate salesperson, to its Amherst branch. Wendelboe received her bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa.

Company Connections

Supply Chain Optimizers, SCO, appears on both the Food Logistics Top 100 Supply Chain Technology Organizations and its Top Green Providers. Supply Chain Optimizers is a Buffalo-based management advisory firm, specializing in logistics and packaging optimization.

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The New York State Office of General Services awarded a $919,700 state construction contract for replacement of roof and repointing of Building No. 22 at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, to Grove Roofing Services of Buffalo.

Contributing

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded grants in Erie County to Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center and Literacy New York of Buffalo-Niagara in the amount of $1,500, $3,000 and $3,600, respectively, to support youth literacy programs.

Patents

Title: Extrusion kit and extruder

No.: 8,512,613

Inventors: DuFaux, Douglas P. (Orchard Park); Belisle, Maurice (Huron Shores, Calif.)

Date issued: Aug. 20, 2013