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Phillips Lytle attorney Colleen E. Lamarre was elected a local director of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, WNY Chapter. Lamarre is co-chairwoman of the chapter’s newsletter and website and social media committees and a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, National Association of Women Lawyers and the New York State Bar Association, serving on the bar association’s Tax Law Section and Young Lawyers Division.

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The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce will honor Jodi Gaines, founder and chief executive officer of Albion-based Claims Recovery Financial Services, with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 15th annual awards dinner on Saturday at White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville. Gaines received the Chamber’s 2012 Business of the Year Award.

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Serene Garden’s garden center manager Matt Smith received the Young Retailer of the Year Award from Green Profit at the Association of Horticulture Professionals conference recently. Green Profit is a magazine focusing on crop information and consumer trends in the gardening industry. Serene Gardens is a Grand Island business housing a garden center, Japanese-inspired landscape design and a Japanese restaurant.

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The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo selected marketing communications firm Travers Collins as the diocese’s agency of record. Travers Collins will be responsible for the overall brand identity of the diocese and the development and execution of marketing communications plans for its various entities. Travers Collins is based in the Larkin at Exchange Building.

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TB&A Hospital Television, Amherst, was awarded a $46,200 federal contract for multichannel multipoint distribution systems from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Syracuse.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $16,534,072 federal contract for the overhaul of B-1 wing sweep gear subassemblies from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

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Erdman Anthony was recently named one of the top design firms in the country in 2013 by Roads and Bridges magazine. The firm was ranked No. 22 in the Top Bridge Design Firms category of its annual “Go-to List.” Erdman Anthony has multiple offices, including one in Buffalo.

Patents

Title: Process for the preparation of hexafluoro-2-butyne

No.: 8,524,955

Inventors: Poss, Andrew Joseph (Kenmore); Nalewajek, David (West Seneca); Nair, Haridasan K. (Williamsville); Van Der Puy, Michael (Amherst); Singh, Rajiv Ratna (Getzville)

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

Date issued: Sept. 3, 2013