Fundraising software developer SofTrek Corp. named Erik Wahlstrom business analyst and project manager. Wahlstrom is a SUNY Buffalo State graduate. Also, the company named Decia Walker a client support technician. She previously worked with the Bank of Akron. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree from Empire State College.


Preston L. Zarlock, a partner with Phillips Lytle, was nominated to a three-year term on the University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association board of directors. Zarlock earned his law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.


Niagara University recognized Melissa Langridge, coordinator of user education in the Our Lady of Angels Library at the university, as outstanding employee of the quarter.

Company Connections

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department has partnered with Wegmans to develop a Town of Amherst & Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness program that highlights Williamsville and Amherst trails, waterways and parklands through a passport program. Prizes are available based on the number of trails visited. Passports can be picked up at the Amherst Senior Center, area Wegmans supermarkets and the Amherst Youth and Recreation Department.


Astronics Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Ballard Technology is a key technology partner with Cathay Pacific Airways and will supply the aircraft interface device for its innovative new eEnabled Aircraft program. The Cathay Pacific eEnabled Aircraft solution replaces existing manual processes to record, manage and distribute information for flight operations, line maintenance engineering and cabin defect management.


ConServe employees, along with the company’s “Matching Gift Program,” donated a combined $8,540 through its “Jeans for Charity” program in July to Honor Flight Rochester and Honor Flight Buffalo. Honor Flight transports WWII and Korean War veterans, as well as veterans from any era who suffer from a terminal illness, to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorials.


Title: Plug-to-socket keying device and system

No.: 8,790,127

Inventor: Wilkolaski, Edward A. (Lancaster)

Assignee: Curbell Medical Products (Orchard Park)

Date issued: July 29, 2014