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The Hamburg Natural History Society named Kimberly R. Barnashuk to its board of directors for a three-year term. Barnashuk is an associate with Phillips Lytle. The Hamburg Natural History Society was founded in 1993 to promote the study of the natural sciences with an emphasis on the field activities associated with the geological and biological sciences; to preserve, develop, and administrate the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg.

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Evans Bank named John F. Marshall senior vice president and chief credit officer. Marshall, with more than 25 years in the banking industry, was most recently senior vice president for wholesale credit risk reporting and analytics executive at Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Company Connections

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel were awarded a total of 31 “Best of Gaming 2013” awards from Casino Player magazine. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel ranked in the top three among “Native Northeast” casinos for 21 categories, including first-place honors for Best Hotel, Casino with the Best Facebook Page, Casino with the Best App and Casino with the Best Twitter Feed. Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel ranked in the top three among “Native Northeast” casinos for 10 categories, including first-place honors for Best Rooms, Best Suites and Best Comps. Seneca Allegany was also recognized for Best Hotel, Best Pool, Best Spa, Casino with the Best Website, Best Overall Gaming Resort, Best Promotions and Best Players Club.

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Local entrepreneurs and NHL Hall of Famer Denis Savard have formed Buffalo-based Ice Hockey Systems, an online platform that hosts more than 400 animated hockey drills and systems for coaches to study and use in their own practices. Savard contributes through videos, Q&A segments and website posts made available only to subscribers.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $17,999,683 federal contract for aircraft parts for the U.S. Air Force by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va.

Patents

Title: Method to produce a fuel cell flowfield with photopolymer walls

No.: 8,546,064

Inventors: Rock, Jeffrey A. (Fairport); Williams, Jeff D. (Tonawanda); Jacobsen, Alan J. (Woodland Hills, Calif.); Brewer, Peter D. (Westlake Village, Calif.); Carter, William B. (Calabasas, Calif.)

Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit)

HRL Laboratories, LLC (Malibu, Calif.)

Date issued: Oct. 1, 2013