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Hamburg-based Evans Bancorp has named Nora B. Sullivan to its board of directors. Sullivan is the founder and president of Sullivan Capital Partners in Buffalo. She previously worked as a director in the Citigroup Private Bank and as executive vice president with Rand Capital Corp. Sullivan fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Nancy W. Ware earlier this year.

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Suneel’s Light, a local nonprofit foundation that raises funds for research that will lead to a cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, named Kenneth A. Manning, a partner at Phillips Lytle, chairman of the 2013 A Night to Shine gala, the foundation’s annual fundraiser. This marks the second year he has served as chairman of the charity event. A Night to Shine is scheduled for Oct. 17 at the Hotel @ The Lafayette.

Company Connections

Network Task Group, a locally owned and operated communications company, was named to the Verizon Partner Program as an exclusive provider of Verizon Business Services.

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Crowley Webb, a marketing communications agency in Buffalo, was ranked No. 68 on the Agency Post’s Agency 100, a list of the fastest-growing agencies in the United States. Crowley Webb recorded a three-year revenue growth rate of 74 percent.

Patents

Title: Layered structure

No.: 8,518,553

Inventors: Venkatraman, Chandra (Williamsville); Majeroni, Keith (Raleigh, N.C.); Kester, Daniel (Williamsville)

Assignee: Sulzer Metaplas GmbH (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)

Date issued: Aug. 24, 2013

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Title: Tool having integrated electricity generator with external stator and power conditioner

No.: 8,519,558

Inventors: Leininger, Jon J. (Wilson)

Date issued: Aug. 24, 2013