Bernhardi & Lukasik, appointed Lynn Kwon-Dzikiy lead associate in the Social Security Department and Kelsey DiLapo Lukasik, Stephen E. Brooks and Catherine Lynch associates at the firm. The new law firm has six attorneys at present. Kwon-Dzikiy, a graduate of the University at Buffalo, received her law degree from UB School of Law. DiLapo Lukasik, in general practice for more than 12 years, is a a graduate of the UB School of Law. Brooks, who has more than 10 years of experience with various law firms throughout the region, is a graduate of Roger Williams School of Law. Lynch is a graduate of the UB School of Law.
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The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy has re-elected Dr. Christopher J. Alterio chairman of the organization. NBCOT is the national credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. Alterio is the owner of ABC Therapeutics Occupational and Physical Therapy, a private practice in East Amherst. He is also a clinical adjunct professor at Keuka College for the graduate students in the occupational therapy program.
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The Buffalo Chapter of Financial Executives International named Mark Wood of M&T Bank Corp., president of the 2011-12 program year. Other officers: vice president/secretary, James Resetar, Eastman Machine Company; and treasurer, Cari Jaroslawsky, Servotronics Inc. Directors: Paul Huefner, Erie County Medical Center; Kevin Flint, Sagemark Consulting; Frank Forkl, Greatbatch Inc.; and Greg Setter, Rosina Food Products.
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* Accipiter Radar Corp., Orchard Park, was awarded an $80,000 federal contract for radar system upgrade from the U.S. Marine Corps Installations, East Cherry Point, N.C.
* U.S. Innovative Construction, Buffalo, was awarded a $72,455 federal contract for office renovations from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Western New York Health Care System, Buffalo.
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Amazing Grazing, a snack, treat and popcorn emporium, specializing in gift baskets for all occasions, recently opened at 9372B Transit Road in East Amherst. The new business, locally owned and operated by Cyd Cehulik and Wendy Farnsworth, has contracted with companies that have been in business an average of 100 years or more to develop its nostalgic product line. For more information, visit Amazing Grazing on the Web at www.amazinggrazinginc.com.
* AMPAC-ISP, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $2.54 million federal contract for liquid rocket engine technology development, from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Olean General Hospital has received a $150,000 matching grant from Buffalo-based M&T Bank to support the advancement of surgical care at its new 22,000-square-foot Outpatient Surgery Center. Expected to serve more than 6,500 patients a year, the same-day surgery center will be located at 500 Main St., adjacent to the hospital's campus. The grant, which will be paid out over five years, encourages matching support from local community members.
Title: "Catalytic adsorbents for mercury removal from flue gas and methods of manufacture therefor"
Inventors: Chao, Chien-Chung (Williamsville); Pontonio, Steve J. (Eden)
Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury)
Date issued: Sept. 13, 2011