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The Kaleida Health Foundation elected Barry Swartz chairman of its board of directors. Other officers: vice chairman, Angelo Veanes; secretary, Gretchen Krackow; treasurer, Wayne Bacon; and executive director, Elsie Dawe. Board members: Randy Strauss, Daniel Vecchio and Robert Walter.

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Northwest Savings Bank named Megan E. Sorokes compliance communications manager. Sorokes joined Northwest after serving as an associate with Edmonds & Nolte in Houston. Sorokes received a law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University.

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The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation appointed to its board of directors: Anthony Brindisi, owner of the Keller Insurance Group; Michael Fiore, owner of the Village Bake Shoppe; Kevin Schuler, senior vice president for corporate communications at LPCiminelli; and Henry Sloma, commissioner and vice chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority. Each will serve a three-year term.

Company Connections

Hodgson Russ formally launched a Privacy, Data Breach & Cybersecurity Practice. The attorneys in this practice advise clients concerning the privacy and cybersecurity risks that businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals face every day.

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Picone Construction recently completed interior renovations to the Amherst Health Center at 1185 Sweet Home Road. LaBella Associates was the architect, and LeChase Construction was the construction manager.

Patents

Title: Meat-containing, strip shaped food product and method of making same

No.: 8,709,520

Inventors: Ziemba, Paul (Lancaster); Lombard, Robert J. (Aurora, Col.); Tham, Kenchu (Sparta, N.J.); Ni, Haitao (Morris Plains, N.J); Levine, Harry (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Assignee: Big Heart Pet Brands (San Francisco)

Date issued: April 29, 2014

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Title: Integrated process for the manufacture of fluorinated olefins

No.: 8,710,282

Inventors: Bektesevic, Selma (Williamsville); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Kopkalli, Haluk (Staten Island)

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

Date issued: April 29, 2014