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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Blue Bridge Financial, a national provider of equipment financing, named Matthew Bona credit manager and Michael Pesono credit analyst. Bona was an account manager with Westlake Financial Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College and an MBA from the University at Buffalo. Pesono was part of the game presentation and special events team with the Buffalo Sabres. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University.

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Sagemark Consulting chose David Burgio to join its 2014 select member group, as part of the firm’s private wealth services program. It is the third consecutive year he has been in the group.

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Phillips Lytle partner Robert Michael Greene was recognized by Chambers USA 2014 as a notable practitioner in the practice of health care law. This marks the third year in a row that Greene has been recognized by Chambers USA.

Company Connections

The Woods at Bear Creek celebrated the grand opening of its glamping resort recently at 3510 Bear Creek Road, Franklinville. The Woods at Bear Creek offers its visitors upscale camping accommodations. The 750-acre property features 16 fully furnished, two-bedroom, full bathrooms, heated and air-conditioned cabins. All cabins include WiFi and flat-screen TVs provided with DirectTV. The resort also offers 25 glamping tents, which are assembled, platform-based safari style tents appointed with carpet, mattress and bedding and furniture. Non-inclusive rates begin at $189 per night, and all-inclusive rates begin at $229 per night.

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The John R. Oishei Foundation has established an office of philanthropic support to provide management assistance in the field to support and sustain the work of its grantees and other local nonprofits. Karen Lee Spaulding, vice president of philanthropic support, will spearhead the effort.

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Seneca Nation Health System of Salamanca received patient-centered medical home recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on long‐term, participative relationships from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Seneca Nation Health System demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements.

Contributing

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association presented $20,000 to the Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY by sharing a portion of presale ticket sales for the 2014 Buffalo Auto Show and making a direct donation through the NFADA Charitable Foundation. The presale ticketing partners, Tops, Wegmans, Noco and Dash’s Market, also played an important role in the substantial donation.

Patents

Title: Hermetically sealed FRID microelectronic chip connected to a biocompatible RFID antenna

No.: RE45,030

Inventors: Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: July 22, 2014