YMCA Buffalo Niagara appointed Helen Wodka executive director of the Lancaster Family YMCA branch. Wodka was formerly program director at the YMCA of Portland, Oregon. Most recently she served as the assistant director/center manager for the ICT Group.
University at Buffalo professor of anthropology and geography Ezra Zubrow was elected to a two-year term on the United University Professions Executive Board.
The Western New York Heritage Press, an organization whose mission is to research, document, preserve and interpret all aspects of the heritage of the eight Western New York counties and promote awareness through the publication and dissemination of original research in Western New York Heritage Magazine and other media, named Maryann Saccomando-Freedman, of counsel at Cohen and Lombardo, to its board of directors for a three-year term.
ElderWood Senior Care honored Jean Peters and Valerie Thomas with its 2007 Service Excellence Award. Peters is director of Social Services at ElderWood Health Care at Riverwood in Grand Island. Thomas is director of Dietary Services at ElderWood Health Care at Oakwood.
White Directory Publishers senior marketing coordinator Kristie Laettner received a 2007 Hearst Marketing Excellence Award. The award recognizes significant individual contribution to the continuing success of Hearst publications.
Kaleida Health, the region's largest private employer with 9,500 workers, has chosen Lawley Benefits Group to provide brokerage and consulting services for its health and welfare benefits programs. Lawley will advise on coverage and funding arrangements, market and place coverage, analyze vendor and third-party contracts, produce communications materials, and work with insurers, vendors and third-party administrators on Kaleida's behalf.
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory was granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories.
New York State's I Love NY campaign awarded a $16,000 Explore NY Grant to The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation and Kissing Bridge Corporation for a SKI NIAGARA promotion. Targeting ski clubs in the Detroit, Cleveland and Toronto markets, the SKI NIAGARA program highlights the benefits of visiting and staying in Niagara Falls USA and skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing at Kissing Bridge Ski Resort. The I Love NY campaign also
BAVServices, a Buffalo-headquartered audiovisual rental and staging company, will be servicing 10 large conventions and events through August in Denver, San Antonio, San Diego, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Miami, White Plains, Saratoga Springs and New York City, resulting in a record-breaking travel and business cycle and the busiest period in the company's 10-year history.
Univera Healthcare selected two Western New York area children as winners of a random drawing to send to the American Diabetes Association Residential Summer Camp, located at Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush.
Title: "Indented female blow-molded connector and male connector and method"No.: 7,234,780
Inventors: Lipniarski, David J. (North Tonawanda)
Assignee: Confer Plastics (North Tonawanda)
Date issued: June 26, 2007