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On the Record: March 16, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse named Allen Yasgur president of its board of directors. Yasgur is with SUNY Buffalo State. Other officers: vice president, Renee Harns, Erie County Medical Center; secretary, David Gutowski, Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli; treasurer, Mike Helman, Learning Disabilities Association of WNY. Directors: Rosemarie Goi, retired; Susan Lisker, Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center; Kathleen Murphy Castillo, Christ the King Seminary; David Norman, Union Bank of Switzerland; Carol Nowak, Hilbert College; and Dr. Robert Whitney, retired, ECMC.

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Sharon Bookmiller of RealtyUSA, was awarded the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation by the New York State Realtor Institute after completing 90 hours of residential real estate education.

Company Connections

Sherex Fastening Solutions recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its Sherex Taiwan manufacturing, research and development, and sales facility.

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VoIP Supply has been recertified as a B Corporation in Western New York for three more years. VoIP Supply first received its B Corp certification in December 2013. Being a B Corp Certified company means that VoIP Supply has met standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency set by the nonprofit B Lab.

Contributing

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a three-year, $339,154 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to support a project called “Close the Gaps.” The project, to be initiated June 1, will provide service coordination and care management to youth with intellectual disabilities, from newborns to young adults in Niagara Falls. Also, the project will serve the families of those with intellectual disabilities.

Patents

Title: Battery authentication circuit

No.: 9,280,654

Inventors: Winn, Steven W. (Lancaster); Scalise, Michael F. (Clarence); Peterson, Brian R. (Norton, Mass.); Burnap, Kenneth E. (Taunton, Mass.)

Assignee: Electrochem Solutions (Clarence)

Date issued: March 8, 2016