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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York named Chaylee Sullivan administrative assistant. Sullivan most recently served as the program liaison at the YWCA of WNY. She is a Geneseo State College graduate and earned a master’s degree from Buffalo State.

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The Charter School for Applied Technologies named Kenneth Robinson, an admission adviser at SUNY Buffalo State, to its board of trustees.

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Performance Management Partners appointed Marylane Bianchi vice president of business development. Bianchi was senior technology consultant with Manning & Napier Information Services.

Company Connections

Dr. Anthony J. Buscaglia, a pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine physician associated with Mercy Hospital and Catholic Medical Partners, is adding a new Hamburg site to his practice and renaming his Southtowns Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine practice. Buscaglia partnered with Sleep Insights, an upstate New York sleep management provider owned by a local businessman, Jeffrey Dann, for the Hamburg site expansion.

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Bouvier Partnership Attorneys at Law was selected for the 2013 New York Excellence Awards by the U.S. Institute for Excellence in Commerce.

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Kraft Foods Group included voice-over talent Peter K. O’Connell in its most recent national television commercial for Canada’s Kraft Dinner (known as Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in the United States). O’Connell provided two voices for the countrywide TV spot. O’Connell owns audio’connell Voice Over Talent, a division of O’Connell Communications, LLC.

Patents

Title: Counterband tape

No.: 8,696,346

Inventor: Chahal, Vinod Kumar (East Amherst)

Assignee: Habasit AG (Reinach, Switzerland)

Date issued: April 15, 2014

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Title: Method of determining body exit of an ingested capsule

No.: 8,696,602

Inventors: Semler, John R. (Williamsville); Selover, Kathleen H. (East Concord); Rohde, Bemina L. (Cheektowaga) Assignee: Given Imaging (Duluth, Ga.)

Date issued: April 15, 2014