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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Emerling Agency named Michael J. Booth an investment adviser representative. Emerling Agency, a partner of the four members of the EMS Group, provides all types of commercial and personal insurance, as well as group benefits and financial services.

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Eric Mower and Associates promoted Kathryn Mohr to senior project manager. Mohr joined the agency in 2009. She graduated from Bryant & Stratton College. Also, the agency promoted Chrissy Pyne to senior graphic designer. She graduated from John Carroll University.

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Dr. James Pilc recently discussed his first book, “Unstuck: The Enlightenment of Medicine,” at Evergreen Commons in Buffalo, where he shared his vision for the future of healing and wellness. The event was open to all patients and staff of Evergreen Health Services and the ECMC Immunodeficiency Services Department. Pilc is a physician, who is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He founded and ran a successful private medical practice for 10 years in Williamsville. After being diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in 2005, he came to meditation as a complementary therapy to help with healing.

Company Connections

Parkside Cupcakes recently opened in the Alden Christian Theatre Society building at 1470 Church St. in the Village of Alden. Parkside will be operating the coffeehouse during shows and events in addition to its regular hours from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Karen Jablonski, a local artist, is owner of Parkside Cupcakes.

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The Martin Group, a Buffalo advertising agency, recently celebrated its move to 477 Main St. in Buffalo with an open house.

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Catholic Health executives David Vitka, Patricia O’Connor, Michael DiGiore and Peter Capelli will present “Hospital Reuse Marries Mission & Margin with New Tier III+ Data Center” at the 2013 Healthcare Facilities Symposium in October at Navy Pier in Chicago. The presentation will chronicle Catholic Health’s strategic redevelopment of the former Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Lackawanna into a senior neighborhood, including 74 apartments for low-to-moderate-income seniors, the Catholic Health LIFE program, a federally qualified program of all-inclusive Care for the Elderly, and a household-model 84-bed skilled nursing facility.

Patents

Title: Thermographic imaging element

No.: 8,536,087

Inventors: Harrison, Daniel Jude (Pittsford); Marginean, Barry L. (Scottsville); Przybylo, John (Buffalo); Lindstrom, Kathleen (Hamburg); Soldwisch, Natalie (Buffalo)

Assignee: International Imaging Materials (Amherst)

Date issued: Sept. 17, 2013