Dan D. Kohane of the Buffalo law firm of Hurwitz & Fine was named program chairman for the eighth annual Judicial Symposium sponsored by the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, to be held in Chicago in July 2012. NFJE joins bar associations, law schools, think tanks and other nonprofit organizations to provide education to appellate judges. Also, Kohane served as vice chairman and moderator of the speakers panel on "Applied Science and the Law -- Technology in the Courts" at the NFJE's seventh annual Judicial Symposium, held recently in Chicago.
Freed Maxick and Battaglia named Nichole Kessel a human resources generalist and Ryan E. Caster a health care manager at the Buffalo office. Kessel, a graduate of Erie Community College, was a human resources assistant for Kenmar Residential Services in Texas for the past nine years. Caster, a CPA, is graduate of Canisius College. He was with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Buffalo since 2005. Also, the firm named Natalie Martinez a tax staff accountant at the Batavia office and Joseph M. Domagala an entry-level ABL field examiner in the Buffalo office. Martinez, a graduate of Niagara University, was previously a tax consultant with Tax Technologies in Williamsville. Domagala, previously worked as a marketing representative for Group Health. He recently completed his MBA at Canisius College.
Fallon Community Health Plan, a health care services organization in Worcester, Mass., appointed David M. Jachimiak chief information officer. Jachimiak holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Niagara University.
The Bank of Castile was identified by The Independent Community Bankers of America as one of the top community bank performers. In an article published in the June 2011 issue of ICBA Independent Banker magazine, the Bank of Castile was listed as an outstanding community bank performer as measured by return on average assets and return on average equity ratings for 2010.
Noah's Ark Animal Workshops, a traveling "Stuff-N-Fluff" Animal Workshop where children and parents can create stuffed animals, has launched its annual fall promotion OctoBear Fest in the Buffalo community, featuring a new furry friend, Mischief The Scary Bear and the Purple eater bear. With more than 30 animals to choose from for every occasion, Noah's Ark provides entertainment for any children's event. For more information on hosting a workshop or becoming a party leader, contact Ebonie Warren at 1371 Fillmore Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Title: "Implanted lead sleeve having RFID tag"
Inventors: Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Tyers, Geddes Frank (Vancouver, B.C.); Truex, Buehl E. (Glendora, Calif.)
Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)
Date issued: July 19, 2011