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On the Record: Oct. 29, 2015

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The Erie County Farm Bureau named Jeffrey Simons of Wales president of its board of directors at its recent 60th annual membership meeting. Alexandra Phillippi of Eden will serve as vice president. Directors: Patrick Spoth, Clarence; Anthony Andolina, Brant; Ken Brown of South Wales; John Oles of Alden; Eric Beiter of Wales; Dave D’Amato of Clarence; Ryan Spoth of Clarence; Daren Phillips of East Aurora; Ryan O’Gorman of Eden; Hal Kreher of Clarence; and Daniel Roelofs of East Aurora. Promotion and Education chairman, Bryant Zilke of Elma.

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Upstate Venture Connect and the Upstate Venture Association of New York named David Colligan the 2015 Community Catalyst at the first-ever Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards. The award is for individuals who organize programs to bring together diverse startup ecosystem players in a local community and/or increase the amount of capital and number of active early-stage investors in that community. Colligan is a partner at Colligan Law, founding director and chairman of the board at Launch New York, a board member at the Western New York Venture Association and a founding member of Buffalo Angels.

Company Connections

Lakelet Advisory Group, a Buffalo turnaround management firm for middle market businesses facing financial challenges, announced it will offer capital to such companies (subject to meeting its criteria and diligence processes). It’s target investments are financially distressed entities that have undergone a turnaround but are still unable to secure traditional financing or entities that have a high promise of success entering the turnaround process. Target revenues are between $5 million and $35 million.

Patents

Title: Evaporator phase change thermal siphon

No.: 9,150,081 Inventors: Vreeland, Gary Scott (Medina); Wolfe IV, Edward (East Amherst); Lipa, Scott B. (Snyder); Kadle, Prasad S. (Williamsville)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies (Troy, Mich.)

Date issued: Oct. 6, 2015

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Title: RNA targeting compounds and methods for making and using same No.: 9,150,612

Inventors: Disney; Matthew D. (Williamsville)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)


Date issued: Oct. 6, 2015