The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners honored its Women in Leadership for 2013-14 recently. The honorees are: Laurie Albertsson, vice president, Fernwood Capital & Leasing; Sharon K. Brown, owner, Brown Electric; Molly Short Carr, executive director, Journey’s End Refugee Services; Jody Chesko, president, Niagara County Produce; Janeen Cole, owner, Hoffman School of Dance; Sue Ellen Elvers, owner, Ingersoll Painting & Construction; Dr. Donna Azam Feldman, Women’s Medicine of Niagara; Denise Gueli, partner, Bonadio Group; Elizabeth B. Harned, Esq., director of community engagement, Planned Parenthood of WNY; Gwen Mysiak, executive director, Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation; Stephanie J. Simeon, executive director, Heart of the City Neighborhoods; and Jessica Bauer Walker, executive director, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo.


Damon Morey partner William F. Savino was one of six individuals recently honored by the University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner recently. Savino received his award for business.


Harter Secrest & Emery partner Carol E. Heckman and U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan of the Eastern District of New York recently headed a panel discussion at the Second Circuit Judicial Conference titled, “Counterterrorism and the Media.” The educational theme of the conference was cybersecurity in the age of cyberterrorism.

Company Connections

The former Countertop Solutions at 593 Maple Ave. in Clymer has been purchased by Cherrie Lictus, owner of East Main Elite Designs, a longtime resident of Clymer, and renamed CounterAct Inc. Lictus will join the team as president of CounterAct, which is a stone fabricating company that produces a wide variety of functional surfaces from countertops and shower walls to conference tables in both commercial and residential structures in Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania.


The state Health Department’s Public Health and Health Planning Council last week approved the application for authority filed on behalf of the new Hemophilia Center of Western New York. The council at the same session approved the certificate of dissolution of the Foundation for Planned Parenthood of Western New York. The foundation’s board informed the council that its members had voted in December to dissolve the foundation because it has no assets or liabilities and no reason to continue to exist.


Transitowne Hyundai, 7420 Transit Road, Amherst, was awarded the 2013 President’s Award from Hyundai North America.


Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $212,553 federal contract for aircraft hydraulic, vacuum and de-icing system components from the U.S. Army’s Defense Logistics Agency Detachment, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.


Title: Wireless bill trap

No.: D705,107

Inventors: Corso, Daniel Anthony (Macedon); Thornton, James Bruce (Webster); Reimer, Michael Earl (Batavia) Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany)

Date issued: May 20, 2014