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On the Record / Feb. 24, 2016


Robert P. Strell, of Robert P. Strell Real Estate Advisory Services in Amherst, was named Commercial Realtor of the Year by the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR). The award is given to a commercial realtor each year based upon his or her expertise and professionalism in the field; commitment to their community; and to advancing the real estate profession. It is the first time in more than a decade that someone from Western New York has won the award.

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Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus was recognized with a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business award from the League of American Bicyclists, joining more than 1,100 businesses from across the country. The City of Buffalo is recognized as one of only three bicycle-friendly communities in New York State by the League of American Bicyclists and the Medical Campus is the only organization to be honored with a Gold designation in Western New York.


Theatre of Youth, a nonprofit professional theater company, has received a $15,000 grant from the Western New York Foundation to be used for marketing and communication projects.


Title: Multilayer helical wave filter for medical therapeutic or diagnostic applications

No.: 9,254,377

Inventors: Kondabatni, Kishore Kumar (Williamsville); Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Johnson, Robert Shawn (North Tonawanda); Stevenson,Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park)

Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Feb. 9, 2016


Title: Methods and processes of manufacturing two piece cans

No.: 9,254,514

Inventors: Farnham, Timothy J. (East Amherst)

Assignee: Farnham Enterprises

Date issued: Feb. 9, 2016