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On the Record / July 1, 2015


Health Foundation for Western and Central New York appointed Carrie Frank and David Felton as members of the board of trustees. Frank retired as vice president of quality and health informatics for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Felton is president of the board of directors and CEO of Crouse Community Center Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Facility in Morrisville. Dr. L. Thomas Wolff was re-elected chairman of the board. Wolff is medical director of the Physician Assistant Program. Joe Cozzo, CEO of Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, was re-elected as vice chairman; Vincent Mancuso, a retired senior executive vice president at HSBC Bank, will remain as treasurer; and Sally Berry is secretary. Berry is a former senior vice president at Loretto.


Stephanie Bottomley successfully completed requirements to practice as a certified public accountant and passed all four parts of the Uniform Certified Public Accounting exam. Bottomley is a senior accountant in the audit department at Lumsden McCormick. She joined the firm in 2008 and is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo.

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Joe Basil Chevrolet received the General Motors Dealer of the Year Award for 2015 for its seventh consecutive year. This award goes to the top 2 percent of Chevrolet’s more than 3,000 dealers in the country based on sales and customer service satisfaction.


NAWBO Buffalo-Niagara Board hosted Erie County Executive Mark C. Polancarz at their annual board retreat, where he congratulated the local chapter for bringing together women entrepreneurs and business owners across the region. Joining Polancarz was Sawrie Becker, executive director of Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, who will receive an honorary membership in NAWBO-WNY this autumn.


Title: Methods and compositions using peroxiredoxin 1 (PRX1) as an adjuvant

No.: 9,050,291

Inventors: Gollnick, Sandra O. (Williamsville); Riddell, Jonah (Buffalo)

Date issued: June 9, 2015


Title: Collar ribs for heat exchanger headers tanks

No.: 9,046,311

Inventors: Powers, Michael (Lakewood); Carapellatti, Scot (Olean); Day, Alan (Reims, France); Faille, Philippe (Reims, France); Guerand, Michel (Saint-Soupplets, France)

Assignee: Valeo Inc. (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

Date issued: June 2, 2015