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On the Record / April 7, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Morgan Stanley promoted Jack L. Licata to financial adviser in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Orchard Park. Licata, who has been with the firm since 2015, holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

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The Manufacturing Institute named Nadine Powell of the Buffalo Manufacturing Works a 2016 STEP Ahead Emerging Leader. This national honor celebrates women in the manufacturing industry who are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership. Powell joined the company to lead business development efforts in December 2014.

Company Connections

The JCC of Greater Buffalo’s Early Childhood located in Getzville earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a national organization of early childhood professionals. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, the JCC of Greater Buffalo’s Early Childhood Center went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria.

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Hodgson Russ was honored at the Northeast 2016 Oil & Gas Awards Gala, recently in Pittsburgh, Pa., with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award. The award is presented to an organization operating in, or working directly with the oil and gas sector.

Contributing

Launch NY received a $10,000 charitable grant from The First Niagara Foundation. Grant funds will allow Launch NY to meet the increasing demand for services driven by high profile initiatives, including business pitch competitions such as 43North, Rise of the Rest, 76 West Clean Energy Competition, and Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo.

Patents

Title: Sealed containment tube

No.: 9,290,311

Inventors: Banach, Lawrence M. (Lockport); Bevilacqua, John M. (Williamsville); Lanzone, Steven W. (Cheektowaga)

Assignee: 
Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics (Worcester, Mass.)

Date issued: March 22, 2016

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