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On the Record / Dec. 3, 2015


The Ronald McDonald House Charities named Thomas P. Grogan to its board of directors. Grogan is a partner at the CPA firm Brock, Schechter & Polakoff. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was admitted to partnership in 1987 at the firm.

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The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara was awarded a five-year reaccreditation by the National Children’s Alliance, a national association and accrediting body for children’s advocacy centers across the country. The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, was established in 1995 and has served 4,500 children and their family members.


NOCO was honored with a 2015 catalyst award for sustainability by CSP Magazine, an industry publication that covers the convenience and petroleum retailing. The award acknowledges leaders who facilitate a positive entrepreneurial spirit in the convenience store and retail petroleum industry. Within its newly constructed NOCO Express stores, environmentally friendly building technologies are utilized to reduce energy consumption.


Explore & More Children’s Museum received a $1 million capital gift from Delaware North for the Being Good Neighbors educational play zone in the new museum at Canalside, set to open in the second half of 2018. Explore & More Children’s Museum now is at 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora.


Title: Mounting mat for exhaust gas treatment devices

No.: 9,174,169

Inventors: Kumar, Amit (Getzville)

Assignee: Unifrax I LLC (Tonawanda)

Date issued: Nov. 3, 2015