Heritage Christian Services recently promoted Amy Gogel to associate director of service coordination. Gogel has been with the agency for two years and most recently served as a service coordinator, helping families navigate Medicaid benefits and services. She received her bachelor's degree from Taylor University in Indiana and her master's degree from Buffalo State College. Heritage Christian Services is a nonsectarian human services agency that supports more than 1,500 children and adults with developmental disabilities.
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Lumsden & McCormick, a certified public accountant firm, promoted Robert M. Ingrasci, Joel M. Marsh and Alicia R. Sears to senior accountants in the Tax Department and Craig R. Przyklek to senior accountant as a member of the Audit Team. Ingrasci, a CPA, joined the firm in 2008 after graduating from Niagara University. Marsh graduated from Daemen College with a master's degree. He joined the firm in 2009. Sears, a CPA, joined the firm in 2009. She is a graduate of Geneseo State College. Przyklek, a CPA, is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and joined the firm in 2008.
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Dr. Geoffrey A. Bernas and Dr. Michael A. Rauh of the University at Buffalo Orthopedics & Sports Medicine practice will now work out of the Wyoming County Community Health System at the North Main Medical Center, 408 N. Main St., Warsaw. Bernas, who specializes in sports medicine and knee and shoulder arthroscopy, is a graduate of Canisius College and received his medical degree from the State University Upstate Medical University. In 2006, he completed his residency at the University at Buffalo, where he currently serves as clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. Rauh, who also specializes in sports medicine and knee and shoulder arthroscopy, is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and received his medical degree from UB and completed his residency in 2006.
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Kistler, a supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for engine, chassis and vehicle development and vehicle component manufacturing systems, announced that construction is under way for a new North American Technical Center in Novi, Mich., to complement the existing sales support and manufacturing activities of its Amherst-based corporate headquarters. The new facility will house both the recently acquired KT North America and Corrsys-Datron. With the official groundbreaking last November, the new 20,000-square-foot sales and support facility is expected to be completed in September 2011. The company is also expanding its Buffalo-area manufacturing facility.
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Nitro Magic Ice Cream recently celebrated the grand opening of its first retail store in Walden Galleria on the second floor next to Macy's. The company has been in business for about one year, creating ice cream from the freshest ingredients, then frozen instantly with liquid nitrogen.
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Enterprise Charter School for students from grades K-8 retained R.W. Miller Jr. & Associates, a human resource and management consulting firm, to provide human resources assistance and support in a variety of areas.
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, operator of three of the four Niagara River bridges between Western New York and Southern Ontario, awarded $70,000 to the bicentennial commemoration and re-enactment of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812.
The money was disbursed as follows: the Historical Association of Lewiston, $25,000 (U.S.) in two $12,500 payments, one in 2011 and the other in 2012; Friends of Fort George, $25,000 (Canadian) with $12,500 payments in 2011 and 2012, for event preparations, planning and marketing costs; the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council, based in Ontario, $20,000 (Canadian) to upgrade its website.
According to a travel-intentions study commissioned by the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council, this event could potentially deliver $160 million to the local economies.
Title: "Arthroscopic unicompartmental knee implantation system and related method"
Inventors: Repicci, John A. (Buffalo); Blackwell, Timothy J. (Davie, Fla.); Hoeppner, Jacy C. (Warsaw, Ind.)
Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing Corp. (Warsaw, Ind.)
Date issued: March 1, 2011