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Arts Services Initiative of Western New York named Randall Kramer president of its board of directors for a one-year term. Kramer is the artistic and executive director of MusicalFare Theatre. Other officers: vice president, Kate Koperski, director of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University; secretary, Paulette Harris, artistic director of the Paul Robeson Theatre; and treasurer, Kathleen Godwin owner of Accounting Repair and Maintenance. Also, the board appointed three new directors: Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy/Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum; Daniel T. Montante, president of Montante Solar; and John A. Mueller, associate of Harter Secrest & Emery.

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Freed Maxick CPAs appointed Sandra York manager, Daniel Byles-Smith supervisor and Kellie M. Smith supervisor. All three are CPAs in the Tax Practice.

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HUNT Real Estate ERA welcomed Stephanie Grillo, a licensed real estate saleswoman, to its Village of Williamsville branch. Grillo has more than four years of real estate sales experience.

Company Connections

William S. Hein and Co. was featured in the February 2014 issue of the American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum magazine. The article tells the story of the company’s creation of HeinOnline.

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Catholic Medical Partners, a network of more than 900 local physicians, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, was named the winner of the first-place Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award by Healthcare Informatics, a national publication that honors those at the forefront of health care information technology innovation. The award was presented at an awards reception recently in Orlando, Fla.

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Colligan Law is a member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide, an association of more than 100 independent law firms located in more than 180 major commercial centers throughout the world. Lawyers Associated Worldwide allows member firms to service the legal needs of clients who are expanding operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets.

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Why Not Marketing developed and launched a new website for Johnson, Mackowiak and Associates, a regional accounting firm located in Fredonia.

Patents

Title: Use of low global warming potential solvents for fingerprint development applications

No.: 8,652,244

Inventors: Nalewajek, David (West Seneca); Poss, Andrew Joseph (Kenmore); Singh, Rajiv Ratna (Getzville); Cantlon, Cheryl (Clarence Center)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: Feb. 18, 2014

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Title: Process for producing tubular ceramic structures of noncircular cross section

No.: 8,652,707

Inventors: Finnerty, Caine (Buffalo); Emley, Benjamin (Bolivar, Ohio)

Assignee: WATT Fuel Cell Corp. (Port Washington)

Date issued: Feb. 18, 2014