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The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association presented David Karwick of Key Investment Services the Citizen of the Year Award, honoring him for his dedication to volunteer service. Karwick, a KeyBank employee since 1989 and a class of 2000 graduate of Leadership Niagara, volunteers with the Niagara-Wheatfield and Lewiston Kiwanis, the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association Parade Committee, the Niagara County Community College Foundation, Leadership Niagara, Niagara Falls Habitat for Humanity and the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation.

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Joe’s Crab Shack and its parent company, Ignite Restaurant Group, honored Christine King with the annual PRIDE Award at the Ignite Restaurant Group annual conference in Las Vegas. The award is given to the team member who best exemplifies the brand’s pillars of PRIDE: Passion, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Excellence. King is the general manager of Joe’s Crab Shack in Amherst.

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Burden, Gulisano & Hickey founding partner Donna L. Burden presented recently at the 2014 midyear meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel in Carlsbad, Calif., on “Successful Strategies for Effective Defense of Mild TBI Claims With Major Settlement Demands.”

Company Connections

Gowanda Electronics is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE Inc., to provide a broader range of electronic components to the global design engineering community. TTE Inc. designs and manufactures RF and microwave filters for critical markets, including defense, and test and measurement.

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Batavia-based commercial construction firm Manning Squires Hennig was awarded a concrete foundation project for Yahoo Inc. in Lockport and will also continue its partnership with the Buffalo Bills, which awarded MSH two new construction initiatives totaling $3.3 million at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mortenson Construction, a general contractor, and MSH will place the foundations for the Yahoo data center as part of the company’s $170 million investment expansion plan. The expected completion date is May 2014. Also, MSH was awarded two projects at the stadium with Buffalo-based construction manager LPCiminelli.

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Global Defense, Sanborn, was awarded a $46,499 federal contract for 30 mm up to 750 mm guns from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich.

Patents

Title: Co-fired hermetically sealed feedthrough with alumina substrate and platinum filled via for an active implantable medical device

No.: 8,653,384

Inventors: Tang, Xiaohong (Williamsville); Thiebolt, William C. (Tonawanda); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Seitz, Keith W. (Clarence Center); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Brendel, Ricahrd L. (Carson City, Nev.); Marzano, Thomas (East Amherst); Woods, Jason (Carson City, Nev.); Frustaci, Dominick J. (Williamsville); Winn, Steven W. (Lancaster)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Feb. 18, 2014