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Local law firm Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman’s managing partner, Scott E. Friedman, recently authored a book titled “Family Business: New Planning Strategies for the 21st Century.” This is the fifth book he has written on family business. In addition, Friedman recently established a family business consulting firm called Next Gen Advisors that is focused on helping families plan their futures and transition their businesses from generation to generation.

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The Health Foundation of Western and Central New York named Dr. Stephanie Fretz to its Health Leadership Fellows program. Fretz is a board-certified pediatrician with Lifetime Health Medical Group. She practices at Lifetime’s Mosher Health Center at 899 Main St., Buffalo.

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The National Association for Adults With Special Learning Needs elected Kathy Houghton to its board of directors. Houghton, director of Program Services for Lancaster-based Literacy New York, will serve on the association’s Communications Committee. The association, founded in 1986, is an organization for educators, trainers, employers and provider of vocational rehabilitation and human services who serve the educational needs of adults with special learning needs.

Company Connections

Hilbert College Athletics, in partnership with Sidearm Sports, launched www.HilbertHawks.com, a newly designed website that provides a variety of new, interactive and fan-friendly features, to showcase the college’s 13 athletic programs and its student-athletes.

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MVP Network Consulting, Buffalo, was awarded a $551,024 federal contract for electrical and electronic equipment components from the U.S. Army, Fort Gordon, Georgia.

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Resource Center, Jamestown, was awarded a $36,965 federal contract for individual first-aid kits from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

Contributing

As part of its grand opening celebration, Little Caesars new franchise, at 2290 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, held a Back to School Pizza Party to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County at the organization’s headquarters at 85 River Rock Drive, Suite 107, Buffalo. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County launched a new strategic initiative – Transforming Buffalo Through Mentoring and Education. The program focuses on keeping children matched with a mentor until they graduate.

Patents

Title: Sterile hyaluronic acid solutions

No.: 8,530,641

Inventors: Liu, X. Michael (Pittsford); Heiler, David J. (Avon); Menzel, Thomas (Rochester); Brongo, Abbie (Victor); Burke, Susan E. (Batavia); Cummins, Karl (Hilton)

Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Inc. (Rochester)

Date issued: Sept. 10, 2013