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On the Record / May 15, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Allstate exclusive agency owner Michael Huber of the Michael Huber Agency in Depew has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015. The Premier Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience while achieving outstanding business results.

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Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse elected Colleen E. Lamarre to its board of directors. Lamarre is an attorney with Phillips Lytle.

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Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman managing partner Scott E. Friedman recently presented on the science behind operating a successful family business at Columbia Business School at Columbia University. This was the fourth time Friedman has been invited to speak at Columbia.

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Goodwill Industries of Western New York named Rena Carrow administrative assistant in the workforce development/subsidized employment and training division. Carrow is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton. Also the agency named Horace Cromer and La’mor Mashairi veterans job developers. Cromer holds master’s degrees from the University at Buffalo and Christ the King Seminary. In addition, the agency named Joani Higgins a vocational case manager. Higgins holds a master’s degree from Medaille College.

Company Connections

1 Accord Services, a commercial cleaning services provider, has recently launched a new website, 1accordservices.com. The new site offers updated sections for the company’s core service areas and industries served.

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Harter Secrest & Emery has launched a newly redesigned website at hselaw.com to improve its Web presence and the overall experience for online visitors. Harter Secrest & Emery, with offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Corning and New York, the law firm comprises more than 120 attorneys and total staff of 260.

Patents

Title: Disposable surgical hemispherical cutter for convex and concave surfaces

No.: 9,011,442

Inventors: Victor, Gary C. (Wheatfield)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: April 21, 2015

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Title: Method of diagnosing Sjogren’s disease

No.: 9,012,158

Inventors: Ambrus Jr., Julian L. (Buffalo); Shen, Long (Williamsville)

Assignee: The Research Foundation For the State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: April 21, 2015