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The Niagara Frontier Lacrosse Officials Association elected Daniel Connors president. Connors is a partner in the law offices of Cohen & Lombardo. A member of the NFLOA for the past 18 years, Connors has officiated NCAA Division I games, the Empire State Games and New York state high school championship games.

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UBMD Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Division clinician Dr. John A. Sellick Jr. was honored by the American College of Physicians’ New York Chapter for outstanding commitment to excellence and service. Sellick is also a UB associate professor of medicine.

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Christina Michalczak, a certified financial planner, of Waterford Advisors has passed both parts of the exam that qualifies her as a Qualified Plan Financial Consultant from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. Also, Michael Harmer of Waterford Advisors has passed the Certified Financial Planner exam. He is a junior planner with the firm.

Company Connections

Visit Buffalo Niagara recently honored the following at its fourth annual Travel and Tourism Beacon Awards Luncheon: Martin Biniasz, Tourism Executive of the Year; Michael Powers, Tourism Employee of the Year; Carol Speser, Buffalo Ambassador of the Year; Ed Dore, Tourism Volunteer of the Year; Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway, Tourism Initiative of the Year; and Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council, Binational Beacon Award. VBN also honored Peter Florczak, Lodging General Manager of the Year; Lauren Solak, Lodging Manager of the Year; and Kyle Johnson, Lodging Employee of the Year.

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Fetch Logistics, a third-party logistics provider, was awarded the 2013 Best in Cargo Security Award by CargoNet. This annual award is presented to members who dedicate resources to security improvement and develop best risk management practices using the company’s program.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $165,540 federal contract for cylinder assemblies from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Contributing

The Basil Family of Dealerships will sponsor the first Cans for Cars Promotion to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York. Starting Memorial Day weekend, people can drop off canned goods to any of the nine area Basil Family dealerships and enter to win one of five new vehicles or $21,000 toward any used vehicle.

Patents

Title: Method for pretreating and regenerating catalysts used in a process for making fluoroiodoalkanes

No.: 8,722,945

Inventors: Yang, Shuwu (Richmond, Calif.); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville)

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

Date issued: May 13, 2014