Dopkins & Company Certified Public Accountants and Consultants’ general services auditor, Zachary McArdle, successfully passed all parts of the CPA exam. Also, McArdle was named treasurer of the Buffalo City Swim Racers.


The WNY Women’s Foundation appointed Sheri Scavone executive director. Scavone previously was employed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She received a master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and attended Russell Sage College for Women and the Sage Colleges.

Buffalo-based StraussGroup named Matthew Friedman an executive search consultant. Friedman will recruit in the information technology industry nationally.

Company Connections

The University at Buffalo and Launch New York debuted a website connecting current and would-be entrepreneurs to upstate New York resources that offer assistance in starting, growing and managing a business. The website,, is structured according to five stages of business development: explore, start, demonstrate, launch and grow. Development of the website is part of a two-year grant awarded to a consortium of UB entities by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

J. Fitzgerald Group, a marketing technology and employee incentives company based in Lockport, relaunched a newly redesigned website for local client UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The site,, features an easier to use navigation, the ability for patients to use the site to request an appointment and provides easier mobile accessibility for site users on smartphones, tablets, and more.

Construction & Service Solutions Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $889,970 federal contract for the repair of roofs at the Federal Correctional Complex from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons, Allenwood, Pa.


The Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo received a $10,500 grant to support the school’s new Strategic Plan initiative from the John R. Oishei Foundation.


Title: Surface coatings for the bias charging roller

No.: 8,620,187

Inventors: Gilmartin, Brian P. (Williamsville); Wu, Jin (Pittsford); Mattox, April M. (Webster); Stuckey, Aaron M. (Fairport)

Assignee: Xerox Corp. (Norwalk, Conn.)

Date issued: Dec. 31, 2013