The School Librarians' Association of Western New York named Colleen Goodwin of Union East Elementary, president for the 2008-2009 school year. Other officers: President-elect, Debra Kozlowski, Holland High School; Department of Library and Information studies representative, Kelly Kroese, University at Buffalo; directory coordinator, Margie Adamshick, Tonawanda Middle School; secretary, Rachel Kerr, Nardin Academy; treasurer, Patricia Kotz, D.B. Bunce Elementary; past president, Virginia Majewski, Bryant and Stratton; BSLA representative, Mary Ann Kean, Waterfront Elementary and Futures Academy; Web master, Emily Kordasiewicz, Ledgeview Elementary School; historian, Pat Burgstahler, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School; awards chairwoman, Mary Ann Wik; Publicity Committee members, Katie Donahue, Hilbert College, and Maria Muhlbauer, Warsaw Middle/High, and Tina Scavo and Kristin Piatko, Department of Library and Information Studies Graduate Program, UB.
The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute named Jennifer Piraino a research associate. She will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Vivian Cody. She received her bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences at U.B.
Cohen and Lombardo counsel Maryann Saccomando-Freedman was recently inducted to the Grover Cleveland High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Saccomando-Freedman, class of 1952, was honored for her extensive contributions to both the WNY community and the region's legal profession. She was one of 10 distinguished alumni inducted into the Grover Cleveland High School Hall of Fame.
RealtyUSA.com real estate salesperson Sherry M. McDonald recently achieved Seniors Real Estate Specialists designation. The SRES Council trains REALTORS to meet the special needs of maturing clients when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.
Gooding Co., a Lockport-based specialty printer of inserts and outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries, was recently inducted into New York State's Small Business Development Center Hall of Fame.
Upstate Farms has reintroduced Intense Orange Scream milk flavor, available for a limited time only. The traditional Intense Milk flavors of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and mint chip are available year-round.
Energy Curtailment Specialists, a Buffalo demand response provider, completed the operation center for its demand response programs, called the PowerPay! OpNet Center. The OpNet Center will allow ECS to monitor and analyze the electric loads of its customers and see their electricity use in real-time.
CTG HealthCare Solutions was named by Modern Healthcare to its annual ranking of the 20 largest health care management consulting firms. CTGHS was ranked eighth on the 2008 list, based on its 2007 revenue in the health care provider consulting market.
Title: "Composite conveying belt"
Inventors: Chahal, Vinod Kumar (East Amherst); Miller, Richard A. (Williamsville)
Assignee: Habasit AG (Reinach, Switzerland)
Date issued: Oct. 21, 2008