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On the Record: March 30, 2016


M&T Bank promoted Mark E. Breeden to administrative vice president. Breeden has been with the bank for 14 years, having most recently served as vice president. He received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo and MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


VA Western New York Healthcare System named Mary Bernosky-Rak education manager/designated learning officer. Bernosky-Rak previously served as a clinical nurse leader and nurse educator at the VA before coming from a 32-year nursing career at Millard Fillmore/Kaleida Health. She earned a Certificate in Nursing and Health Education from D’Youville College in 2009, Master of Education degree from Niagara University in 1999, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from D’Youville College 1980.

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Sonwil Distribution Center has opened a new operation in Reno, Nev.


Go Green Electrically, an e-commerce store focused on energy-efficient consumer electrical products, has been started by Nick Gilewski in North Tonawanda. The site – – serves numerous vendors and sells only ‘green’ electrical products. The site also has an interactive learning center about energy efficiency, carbon emissions, energy usage and energy production.


The Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association donated more than $100,000, raised at the recent 2016 Buffalo Auto Show Preview Party, to the following: $30,000, Cradle Beach Project Soar; (of a total five-year $150,000 appropriation); $7,500, Niagara County’s Camp Happiness; $20,000, Explore & More Children’s Museum; $15,000, Darwin Martin House (of a total $45,000 appropriation); $10,000, Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T. Foundation (of a total $30,000 appropriation); $20,000, WNY BOCES Automotive Technology Program. The NFADA Charitable Foundation also issued $2,750 in miscellaneous donations in February as a result of the preview party ticket sales. This brings the foundation’s total commitments for 2016 to $105,250.


Title: High solids HBN slurry, HBN paste, spherical HBN powder, and methods of making and using them

No.: RE45,923

Inventors: Clere, Thomas M. (Orchard Park); Pruss, Eugene A. (Hamburg); Pujari, Vimal K. (Northboro, Mass.); Collins, William T. (Auburn, Mass.); Kutsch, Jeffrey J. (Oxford, Mass.)

Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics (Worcester, Mass.)

Date issued: March 15, 2016