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The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Fourth Department recently presented the Hon. Michael F. Dillon Attorneys for Children Award to Jeffrey P. Markello of Sakowski & Markello in Elma. The departmental advisory committee selected Markello in recognition of his vigorous advocacy on behalf of children in the Eighth Judicial District, including Erie and Wyoming counties.

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ADMAR, an independently owned construction equipment rental and sales company, named Justin Flynn municipal and industrial equipment sales representative for the company’s Buffalo branch. Most recently, Flynn worked as an Erie County salesman for Bobcat Equipment for two years.

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Meals on Wheels for Western New York appointed Kellie Kehoe a registered dietitian. Kehoe received bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State.

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The law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman has launched a new legal website where attorneys will be blogging and sharing current changes in the law, trends and major court decisions likely to impact current and potential clients. The site, www.nynoncompeteattorney.com, was launched by Kevin Burke, a partner in the law firm.

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Strock Enterprises, Cheektowaga, was awarded a share of a $40 million federal contract for general construction services by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, throughout the Lakes and Rivers Division. Upstate Construction Services Inc., Watertown; Oddo Construction Services, Amherst; Tidewater Inc., Elkridge, Md.; Great Lakes Dock & Materials, Muskegon, Mich.; Geo. Gradel Co., Toledo, Ohio; Morrish-Wallace Construction Co., Cheboygan, Mich.; Huffman Equipment Rental, Willoughby, Ohio; and SAF Inc., Akron, Ohio, shared in the award amount.

Contributing

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation presented a $220,000 grant to the Buffalo Employment Training Center’s Steps to Succeed – Steps to Achieve Academy of Empowerment.