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On the Record: March 4, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The board of directors for Visit Buffalo Niagara elected Jonathan A. Dandes chair. Dandes is president of Rich Baseball Operations. Other officers: Chair elect, Mary F. Roberts, executive director of the Martin House Restoration Corporation; treasurer, Cindy Abbott Letro, a broadcast professional with more than 25 years of news, marketing and public relations experience; and secretary, Toni Vazquez, CFO of Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network and owner and practice administrator of Urban Family Practice. New board members: Brent Rossi, executive vice president of marketing and brand strategy for Pegula Sports and Entertainment; Huseyin Taran, general manager of Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter; Bridget Niland, director of athletics/special assistant to the president at Daemen College.

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Vincent G. LoTempio, a partner in the law firm of Kloss, Stenger & LoTempio, along with client inventor Wayne Fromm, will be featured on A&E History Channel’s show “Million Dollar Genius,” episode entitled “Selfie Made Man,” for creating the world’s first selfie stick known as the Quik Pod. The show first airs at 10 p.m. March 4 with repeats throughout the week.

Company Connections

The Roycroft Inn received the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016 for Wedding and Special Events in Western New York. The award recognizes the top 5 percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network. The winners are determined based on reviews from newlyweds.

Contributing

The National Statler Center, a program of the Olmsted Center for Sight located in Buffalo, entered a four-year $200,000 matching grant agreement with the Johnson Scholarship Foundation based in West Palm Beach Fla. The Statler Center will be better equipped to serve its students and strengthen the equal opportunity network for persons with disabilities offered under the ADA.

Patents

Title: Nanomaterials and process for making the same

No.: 9,260,308

Inventors: DuFaux, Douglas Paul (Orchard Park); Dickinson, Robert Wayne (San Rafael, Calif.); Ousterhout, Oliver Douglas (Belvedere, Calif.); Musetti, Lawrence Joseph (San Rafael, Calif.)

Assignee: Graphene Technologies (Novato, Calif.)

Date issued: Feb. 16, 2016