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On the Record / June 25, 2015


MJB Development President John Carr was presented with Star Building Systems’ President’s Club Award and Outstanding Builder Award. The award recognizes builders for cumulative sales volume achievements during their affiliation with Star Building Systems. MJB Development is the exclusive distributor of Star Metal Buildings in the area.


Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s workforce development manager Liz Callahan was selected as an Education Attainment Fellow by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The fellowship is for chamber of commerce staff working to improve the birth-to-career education pipeline in their communities. Callahan will develop and execute a regional action plan to meet the educational attainment objectives.

Company Connections

22nd Century Group, a Clarence cigarette maker, has obtained a cigarette distribution license in New York State. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary Goodrich Tobacco Co. has been granted both a state Cigarette Stamping Agent license and a state Wholesale Cigarette Dealer license. With these licenses, the company gains the ability to distribute its Red Sun cigarettes across New York without the need to use a middle-man distributor.


FB Displays & Designs, a display and graphic design company in Williamsville, was chosen to create trade show displays for Erie County Medical Center and “Global NY” initiative of Empire State Development. In collaboration with ECMC and the design firm Eberle+Sciandra, FBD2 produced a large mural display for ECMC’s Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine. These graphic updates will complement ESD’s current marketing efforts at regional and international outreach events.


Title: Low loss band pass filter for RF distance telemetry pin antennas of active implantable medical devices

No.: 9,042,999

Inventors: Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: May 26, 2015


Title: Aggregation and queuing of communications

No.: 9,043,388

Inventors: Bulut, Muhammed Fatih (Kenmore); Christensen, James E. (Cortlandt Manor); Marshak, David S. (Wrentham, Mass.); Schirmer, Andrew L. (Andover, Mass.); Travis, Amy D. (Arlington, Mass.)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk)

Date issued: May 26, 2015