Trocaire College, a two-year private college in South Buffalo, named James E. Carlo director of hospitality and Hal P. Kingsley director of business for the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality and Business. Previously, Carlo was assistant professor for the School of Hospitality Management at Erie Community College. A trained culinary leader and general manager with more than 15 years of hands-on corporate and private hospitality experience, education, and training, Carlo received a bachelor's degree in hospitality management from Florida International University, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in education from Buffalo State College. Kingsley most recently was adjunct professor/assistant professor at Bryant and Stratton and Erie Community Colleges. He has more than 14 years of technology and marketing experience. Kingsley holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo and a master's degree in marketing from Emerson Graduate School.
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Hopevale Charities Board elected Karen Nelson president. She is chief operating officer of Planned Parenthood of Western New York. Other officers: Vice president, Carm Caruana, Independent Health, and secretary/treasurer, Michael Hettler, Bartlo, Hettler and Weiss. Directors: Dr. David Frahm, Joseph Gargano, Janette Noshay, Dr. Jill Norvilitis, Mark O'Brien, Cindy Taylor and Peggy Wierzbicki. Hopevale Inc. is a youth and family treatment agency that serves more 1,000 annually through campus and community programs, including a residential treatment center in Hamburg.
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Financial Planning Association of Western New York volunteers Shawn Connolly of AXA Advisors; Stanley Lichwala of A.G. Edwards and Sons; Peter Scamurra of Maximum Equities and Deborah Stauring of Harold C. Brown and Co. are participating in Junior Achievement's financial awareness classroom education programs.
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The American Heart Association recently awarded American Axle, Fisher-Price, CPL, GEICO, Unifrax Corp., Greatbatch, and Lockport Athletic and Fitness Club the special "Fit Friendly" designation for their participation in the Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program. The program offers an opportunity for corporations to increase employees' physical activity and improve their health.
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A team of pharmacy students from the University at Buffalo was named the winner of the National Community Pharmacists Association's 2007 Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Finalist teams made live presentations of their business plans before the competition judges and an audience during NCPA's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held in Anaheim. Team members from the University at Buffalo were Alexandra T. Centono of Rome, team captain Kathryn Jones of Rochester, Christina Ramsay of Clarence and Liliana Yohonn of Fairport. Karl D. Fiebelkorn was the team's adviser.
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The Pizza Plant Italian Pub, with two locations in Williamsville, 8020 Transit Road and 5110 Main St., was awarded the Western New York Regional Employer Recognition Award and Employer of the Year by the Western New York Employment Consortium. The consortium comprises job developers from agencies located throughout Western New York. The Pizza Plant employs two longtime individuals from the Heritage Centers, the agency that nominated the restaurant for the award.
Title: "Tire tread"
Inventors: Whitney, Thomas Wood (Grand Island); Diggins, John Joseph (Hamburg)
Assignee: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Akron, Ohio)
Date issued: Oct. 30, 2007