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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Roswell Park Cancer Institute promoted Kara Eaton-Weaver to executive director of its Patient/Family Experience Department and named Harl Tolbert director of technology transfer and commercial development. Eaton-Weaver joined the institute in 2008, working first as a patient advocate, and became manager of patient relations in 2010. She has a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania at Slippery Rock. Tolbert most recently was associate director of biological sciences in the medical center’s Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Rochester. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.

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Eveningside Vineyard in Cambria promoted Jason Mueller to cellar master. Shortly after starting at Eveningside four years ago, Mueller began his formal wine studies in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ont., and completed his studies in Toronto. He is now a certified sommelier.

Company Connections

Firehouse Subs recently opened a new location at 4405 Milestrip Road in Blasdell. The restaurant’s mural depicts firefighters from both Big Tree and Windom volunteer fire companies tailgating with the community outside Ralph Wilson Stadium. Maria and Mark Harris own this franchise.

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Salvatore’s Grand Hotel on Transit Road used a technology partnership between Zeno Controls LLC and its subsidiary, Verve Living Systems, to reduce its utility bills. The hotel reduced its energy consumption using a system that allows heat to be reduced and lights to be turned off when a room is empty. Owner Russell Salvatore received a $48,987 rebate check from New York State Electric & Gas for the energy savings.

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Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $350,166 federal contract for ammunition and explosives from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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Advanced Educational Products, Buffalo, was awarded an $800,000 federal contract for food service, hospitality, cleaning, equipment and supplies, chemicals and services from General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, Fort Worth, Texas.

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Life Safety Engineered Systems, Buffalo, was awarded $136,166 federal contract for the inspection and maintenance services for portable fire extinguishers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Health Care System, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Patents

Title: Polyurethane vibratory screen

No.: 8,584,866

Inventors: Lipa, Anthony (Williamsville); Colgrove, James (Holland)

Assignee: Derrick Corp. (Buffalo)

Date issued: Nov. 19, 2013