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On the Record: Feb. 5, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

William K. Heussler of Realty USA Commercial Division, was elected chapter president of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors.

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The Buffalo Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society named Elaine Lovelace, of K.S. Roth Insurance Agency, president of for the 2016 term. Other officers: vice president, Brenda Sokolowski, Brown & Brown Insurance; treasurer, Kevin Kubera, First Niagara Risk Management; and secretary, Jennifer Jermain, GEICO. Barbara Schaffstall, K.S. Roth Insurance Agency, will continue on the executive board as immediate past president.

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Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman partner Jennifer C. Persico presented at the New York State Association of County Directors of Real Property Tax Services Winter Legislative Conference recently in Albany. Persico’s presentation focused on the taxability of fiber optics.

Company Connections

Eleven Western New York hospitals shared $1 million in incentive payments from Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent, Excellus Health Plan, for meeting or exceeding performance measures last year. They were among 41 upstate New York hospitals and health centers that earned $22.4 million in quality improvement payments in 2015. The participating area institutions were Eastern Niagara Health System, Erie County Medical Center, four Kaleida Health sites, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, WCA Hospital in Jamestown and the Chautauqua Integrated Delivery System doctors’ group.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites has opened in Niagara Falls. The 66-room property at 6225 Niagara Falls Blvd. provides amenities such as an on-site business and fitness center; meeting facilities; an indoor swimming pool; complimentary Bright Side Breakfast; and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Patents

Title: Hydrogen elimination and thermal energy generation in water-activated chemical heaters

No.: 9,193,588

Inventors: Bommaraju, Tilak (Grand Island)

Date issued: Nov. 24, 2015

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Title: Fumigation methods

No.: 9,232,788

Inventors: Poss, Andrew J. (Kenmore); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Nalewajek, David (West Seneca); Cantlon, Cheryl L. (Clarence Center)

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

Date issued: Jan. 12, 2016