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On the Record / May 15, 2014


The Kaleida Health Foundation elected Barry Swartz chairman of its board of directors. Other officers: vice chairman, Angelo Veanes; secretary, Gretchen Krackow; treasurer, Wayne Bacon; and executive director, Elsie Dawe. Board members: Randy Strauss, Daniel Vecchio and Robert Walter.


Northwest Savings Bank named Megan E. Sorokes compliance communications manager. Sorokes joined Northwest after serving as an associate with Edmonds & Nolte in Houston. Sorokes received a law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University.


The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation appointed to its board of directors: Anthony Brindisi, owner of the Keller Insurance Group; Michael Fiore, owner of the Village Bake Shoppe; Kevin Schuler, senior vice president for corporate communications at LPCiminelli; and Henry Sloma, commissioner and vice chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority. Each will serve a three-year term.

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Hodgson Russ formally launched a Privacy, Data Breach & Cybersecurity Practice. The attorneys in this practice advise clients concerning the privacy and cybersecurity risks that businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals face every day.


Picone Construction recently completed interior renovations to the Amherst Health Center at 1185 Sweet Home Road. LaBella Associates was the architect, and LeChase Construction was the construction manager.


Title: Meat-containing, strip shaped food product and method of making same

No.: 8,709,520

Inventors: Ziemba, Paul (Lancaster); Lombard, Robert J. (Aurora, Col.); Tham, Kenchu (Sparta, N.J.); Ni, Haitao (Morris Plains, N.J); Levine, Harry (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Assignee: Big Heart Pet Brands (San Francisco)

Date issued: April 29, 2014


Title: Integrated process for the manufacture of fluorinated olefins

No.: 8,710,282

Inventors: Bektesevic, Selma (Williamsville); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Kopkalli, Haluk (Staten Island)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: April 29, 2014

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