The Park School of Buffalo named to its board of trustees David Brock, a partner at Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel; Vastye Gillespie, assistant commissioner of the Erie County Department of Social Services; and Maria Scrivani, author of books and articles on Buffalo's history and architecture and former reporter for The Buffalo News and contributing writer for Buffalo Spree magazine.
KeyBank named Krista L. Carpenter assistant vice president and manager of the Western New York District's Foote Avenue branch at 730 Foote Ave., Jamestown. Previously, Carpenter was branch manager of Five Star Bank's Lakewood branch.
Freed Maxick ABL Services field examiner Adam Hagner has passed all four sections of the Certified Fraud Examiner exam.
Crowley Webb, a marketing communications agency in Buffalo, named Matthew Prok an account coordinator and Lillian Selby an art director. Prok is a recent graduate of the University at Buffalo. Selby graduated from the College of William & Mary. Also, the agency promoted Mary Cooke to account executive.
Brown Electric, an industrial and commercial contractor that provides electrical services throughout Western New York, has broken ground on the company's new 8,500-square-foot facility at 6421 Campbell Blvd. in the Town of Pendleton. Upon completion, the company will move its operations from its current warehouse operations in the City of Tonawanda.
The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership was honored as one of the top 100 Small Business Influencers for 2011 by Small Business Trends. The award is sponsored by BlackBerry. The CEL was recognized for promoting business growth through leadership development and experiential learning, enhancing the management abilities of business leaders and building new business relationships through an expanded network of contacts.
Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of precision electronic components for RF and power applications, recently achieved failure rate Level P for its MIL-PRF-39010 RF Inductors--ER10M Series and ER17S Series. These thru-hole series meet the military's qualified product list requirements for established reliability.
Junior Achievement of Western New York received the following grants: Buffalo Bills Foundation ($1,000), Children's Foundation of Erie County ($2,000), Citizens Bank ($5,250), GM Foundation ($1,500), KeyBank ($2,000) and Target ($2,000) to support the JA program in area schools during the 2011-12 school year. Also, JA was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation that will support JA programs for southern Chautauqua County. Last year, JA provided programs to more than 12,000 students K-12 in 140 schools in Western New York.
The New York State Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities Foundation awarded first-time homeowner Shane Allen of Arcade a $2,000 grant. The organization was established to create and increase affordable housing opportunities for individuals to overcome the barriers of homeownership.
Title: "Device for controlling fluid velocity"
Inventors: Hawkins, Gilbert A. (Mendon); Gao, Zhanjun (Rochester); Xie, Yonglin (Pittsford); Furlani, Edward P. (Lancaster); Ng, Kam C. (Rochester)
Assignee: Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester)
Date issued: Aug. 30, 2011