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Joseph Carubba, president of Carubba Collision Corp., was named the 2013 Executive of the Year by Body Shop Business magazine. Carubba, a 33-year veteran in the industry, leads a company with seven shops in Western New York. In accepting the award, Carubba credited his employees, saying, “We have great people.”

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Amy Jo Lauber, president of Lauber Financial Planning, was one of 16 Americans that participated in the People to People Ambassador Program–Financial Planning Delegation to India. Lauber took part in a panel discussion about the “soft skills” required in financial planning.

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The Lodge Bar and Grill will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at 79 West Chippewa St. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and appetizer reception will be followed by live music and a celebration in the evening.

Patents

Title: Stapled peptides and method of synthesis

No.: 8,586,707

Inventors: Lin, Qing (Getzville); Madden, Mike (N. Tonawanda)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: Nov. 19, 2013

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Title: Oxygen displacement technology (ODT) to remove rust from iron and iron-based tools and structures

No.: 8,585,812

Inventors: Rajnarayanan, Rajendram V. (East Amherst); Cohly, Hari Har Parshad (Jackson, Miss.); Agrawal, Bharat Subodh (Bogart, Ga.); Tsai, Hui Chu (Singapore)

Assignee: Jackson State University (Jackson, Miss.)

Date issued: Nov. 19, 2013

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Title: Method and system for offering advertising services

No.: 8,589,223

Inventors: Feeley, Michael A. (Amherst)

Assignee: 680 Media (Naples)

Date issued: Nov. 19, 2013