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On the Record / Feb. 25, 2015


Softrek Corp. named John Jakovich vice president of technology solutions, Ryan McClure IT analyst and Jody Drasye relationship coordinator. Jakovich previously was director of technology solutions. He will lead the company’s teams of IT specialists and business analysts. McClure was director for CCRG Teleservices. Drasye most recently was engineering administrative assistant for GrammaTech.


U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management named Agnes Smith managing director. Smith is a Canisius College graduate.


Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel partner Scott P. Horton recently presented on Social Media in the Workplace at a program sponsored by the Buffalo Job Service Employer Committee and the state Department of Labor.

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The Clarence Chamber of Commerce honored the following during its annual awards dinner: Timothy Pazda, Citizen of the Year; Orazio’s Restaurant, Business of the Year; Kiwanis Club of Clarence, Organization of the Year; and Patrick Casilio Jr., Lifetime Achiever of the Year.


Buffalo Pumps, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $32,536 federal contract for shaft seal assemblies from the Defense Logistics Agency, Columbus, Ohio.


Copier Fax Business Technologies, an office equipment and software company in Buffalo, was named a DocuWare Diamond Club Member for the fifth year in a row. The recognition is awarded to the top performing dealers in the company.


Operation PETS The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York received a $50,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, that will assist income-qualified pet owners in getting their pets spayed or neutered as part of its On Target Spay/Neuter Project. The project provides low co-pays for individuals who meet the income guidelines and reside in Western New York. Operation PETS is located at 3443 South Park Ave. in Blasdell. For more information for Operation PETS programs and services, visit or call 783-8998.


Title: Modulating the production of neurons and/or oligodendrocytes from white matter progenitor cells

No.: 8,945,921

Inventors: Goldman, Steven A. (Webster); Sim, Fraser (Batavia)

Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation (Ithaca)

Date issued: Feb. 3, 2015

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