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The Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation named Richard J. Leugemors chairman of its board of directors. Leugemors is owner and operator of the Buffalo Athletic Clubs. Other officers: Vice chairman, Peter M. Augustine, president, New Era Cap Co.; secretary, Alison Derrick, community volunteer; treasurer, Gerard T. Mazurkiewicz, CPA, Dopkins & Co.; and president, Elsie Dawe, vice president, the Foundations of Kaleida Health. Board members: Mary Grace Bauer, Kristin Bauer, Gerald Buchheit, Paul Busby, Frank Ciminelli ll, Cash Cunningham, Frank Curci, Martin DeSanto, Craig Dumbleton, Dennis Edwards, Tony Giardina, Theresa Kazmierczak, Jon Maurer, David Parks, Lawrence Robb, James Rosenberg, Paula Salvatore, David Schutte, Catherine Flickinger Schweitzer, Siobhan Smith, C.J. Vallone and Ann Nicholson Wright,
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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority appointed Darren Kempner manager of grants. He holds a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and earned a master's degree from UB.
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Forest Lawn was honored with the Diamond Window Award in the organization category from the Graycliff Conservancy at its annual Gala. The award goes to an organization that demonstrates a commitment to Graycliff, historic preservation and the community at large.
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MP Caroll Hardwood, a hardwood flooring company located in Cheektowaga, received the National Wood Flooring Association's Wood Floor of the Year Award at the 2012 Wood Flooring Expo in Orlando, Fla., recently. The winning floor is a 300-square-foot dining room located in an Orchard Park residence.
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The Olean General Hospital Auxiliary was recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State for committing significant time and effort to serving as advocates for Olean General Hospital and the community during the past year.
Title: "Tank filters placed in series with the lead wires or circuits of active medical devices to enhance MRI compatibility"
Inventors: Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Brendel, Richard L. (Carson City, Nev.)
Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)
Date issued: May 15, 2012