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On the Record / March 26, 2016


The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of New York State Women honored Cindi McEachon, executive director of Peaceprints of WNY, with a Women in Leadership award recently. Peaceprints of WNY provides comprehensive re-entry services to men and women involved in the criminal justice system in Erie and Monroe counties. 


Alden State Bank promoted Shawn Gillen to banking officer. He is a Daemen College graduate.


The board of directors of the “It Happened to Alexa Foundation” appointed Sandra Lahrache acting executive director. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Lewiston, the foundation provides financial, emotional and advocacy assistance to the victims of rape and sexual assault at the time of the trial throughout the United States and internationally. Lahrache is a Niagara County Community College graduate.

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JPK Movers in Cheektowaga, owned by Joe Ketterer, has opened and is ready for business serving Western New York.


Energifts, a wellness center on Lowe Street in Lakewood, was recently opened by Ezzat Moghazy. The center offers courses and treatment from the healing arts with services focusing on helping people with management of physical and mental pain.


Hunger relief donations rose to $1,095,336, a 6 percent increase over the winter 2015 total, during the 2016 checkout scanning campaign at 27 Wegmans stores this winter in Massachusetts, Buffalo and the Southern Tier of New York, and parts of Pennsylvania. Customers can donate $2 $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout, with 100% of the proceeds going to each store’s local food bank.


Title: Vascular device for emboli, thrombus and foreign body removal and methods of use

No.: 9,283,066

Inventors: Hopkins, Leo N. (Buffalo); Khosravi, Farhad (San Mateo, Calif.); Salahieh, Amr (Campbell, Calif.); Demond, Jackson F. (Santa Cruz, Calif.); Lepak, Jonah (Santa Cruz); Ramee, Stephen (New Orleans); Krolik, Jeff A. (Campbell); Renati, Richard (San Jose, Calif.)

INCEPT (San Mateo)

Date issued: March 15, 2016


Title: Centrifuge with automatic sampling and control and method thereof

No.: 9,283,752

Inventors: Derrick, Bradley T. (Orchard Park); Schwec, Michael J. (Hamburg)

Assignee: Derrick Corp. (Buffalo)

Date issued: March 15, 2016