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On the Record / March 3, 2016


The Amherst Chamber of Commerce honored Matthew Pelkey with the emerging business leader of the year award. Pelkey is a partner at Colligan Law and chief financial officer at Black Squirrel Distillery.


Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village appointed Kathleen Slade the museum’s curator of collections and historic interpretation. Slade is formerly the museum’s education coordinator and has been with Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village since 2009. Also, the organization named Jennifer Nickeson education coordinator. Nickeson has been an educator at UB, Medaille College, Onondaga Community College, and Middle Tennessee State University.

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Junior Achievement of Western New York teamed with the Buffalo Sabres and the First Niagara Foundation for the second year on the Sabres Saves Campaign to empower young people to own their economic success. The Sabres and First Niagara donated $10 to Junior Achievement for every save the Sabres goalies made during February.


The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held its 24th annual Diamond Ball recently at Samuel’s Grande Manor, the hosting sponsor of the event. This year’s event raised more than $265,000 that will be directed toward blood cancer research, local patient services, advocacy, education and community service programs.


Title: Magnetically-coupled damper for turbomachinery

No.: 9,255,495

Inventors: Griffin, Timothy R. (Allegany)

Assignee: Dresser Rand Co. (Olean)

Date issued: Feb. 9, 2016