National Grid announced that Miguel Santos of Lancaster, a consumer advocate with the company, has been named a 2010 Jefferson Awards Champion for outstanding service by an employee. Santos was chosen for exceptional voluntary contribution to National Grid's corporate diversity and inclusion program. He will receive the award at a three-day ceremony to be held in Washington this week. Santos is a 19-year employee who provides support and counsel to customers who may have questions or are facing difficulties with their energy usage and bills in the company's Western New York region.
Key4Women, a KeyBank program dedicated to helping female business owners, presented Key Achieve Awards to Kathryn A. Jackson and Linda Potwora. The award recognizes successful female business owners who actively give back to their communities. Jackson has owned a law practice in Williamsville since 2002. Potwora has owned the Potwora Agency in Derby since 1991.
Horizon Health Services, a Western New York provider of fully integrated mental health and chemical dependency treatment and recovery services, appointed Elizabeth Ladd clinical director of mental health services. Previously, Ladd served as director of behavioral health services for Kaleida Health's Buffalo General Hospital. A Daemen College graduate, she received her master's degree from Buffalo State College.
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute CEO Dr. Eaton Lattman presented "Community Crystallography" at a session sponsored by the National Institutes of Health at the recent national meeting of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology.
Payback Incentives, the Web-based sales award incentive program created in 2006 by J. Fitzgerald Group of Lockport, has been fully upgraded and relaunched with enhanced functionality for global sales teams. Recently, Columbus McKinnon Corp., the Amherst designer, manufacturer and marketer of material-handling systems and services, signed on as a new Payback Incentives customer, joining, among others, Volvo Construction Equipment North America.
Lauer-Manguso & Associates Architects, located at 4080 Ridge Lea Road in Amherst since 1985, will undergo renovation of its existing building.
Logistic Dynamics, a Buffalo-based third-party logistics provider, was recognized by Internet Truckstop and ITS Financial Services as a Blue Diamond Broker. In addition to consistently paying carriers on time, the company offers both fuel advances and quick pay options in an effort to help carriers expedite payments.
SKM Group, a Depew marketing communications agency, assisted the Buffalo Museum of Science with the presentation that secured the most votes to win a $100,000 grant from the 21st Century Fund.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Stroke Center in Lewiston is participating in the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines Stroke Program.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded $25,000 by the Cardinal Health Foundation to support its new bedside medication-administration program, which will use bar-code point-of-care technology to reduce medication errors.
Title: "Free-standing jumping device"
Inventors: Bapst, David M. (South Wales); DeRubes, John (Grand Island); Gubitosi, Domenic T. (East Aurora); Kelly, Brian S. (East Aurora); Maul, John Martin (Machias); Pyrce, Philip R. (Amherst); Salmon, Robert W. (Buffalo)
Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)
Date issued: June 1, 2010
Title: "Anodizing valve metals by self-adjusted current and power"
Inventors: Liu, Yanming (Clarence Center); Nesselbeck, Neal (Lockport); Goad, David (Buffalo); Muffoletto, Barry (Alden)
Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)
Date issued: June 1, 2010