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On the Record / April 5, 2016


Daemen College staff members Rebecca Bley and Karen Moronski-Chapman, members of the college’s Rhetorical Roar Toastmasters Club, recently were named winners of a Toastmasters International Speech and Table Topics Contest. This marks the second consecutive time Daemen participants have received top honors at the organization’s area speech contest.


Cattaraugus County Bank promoted Dawn Tocha to vice president, electronic banking officer. Tocha has been with the bank for more than 25 years and most recently served as retail manager. Also, the bank promoted Cheryl Frederes of CCB’s Jamestown location to assistant vice president, Jamestown branch manager and Katie Jordan to assistant vice president, Little Valley branch manager. Frederes was formerly the assistant branch manager at that location. Jordan has worked for CCB for 10 years and more recently the administrator in the Randolph location.

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Attorney Lisa A. Coppola recently opened a solo law practice in Amherst, located at 3960 Harlem Road. Coppola’s 25-year career includes partnership at Hodgson Russ and another area law practice.


Orchard Park-based Curbell Plastics has launched a new website,, and online catalog that offers its machine shop visitors options to research plastic materials and products, make direct purchases or use online pricing to quote their customers faster.


Noco Express launched a Code Blue fundraising campaign at its 31 Western New York stores to benefit Buffalo City Mission. Noco customers donated $7,148 by purchasing Code Blue paper snowflakes from February 16 to 28. Noco matched that contribution for a total donation to the Buffalo City Mission of $14,296. In addition, five Noco Express stores also served as collection points where people could donate winter coats, warmer clothing, gloves and socks.


Title: System and method for production of argon by cryogenic rectification of air

No.: 9,291,389

Inventors: Kibler, Karl K. (Amherst); Shelat, Maulik R. (Williamsville)

Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: March 22, 2016


Title: Method and system for air separation using a supplemental refrigeration cycle

No.: 9,291,388

Inventors: Rauch, Jeremiah J. (Clarence); Warta, Andrew M. (Wheatfield); Wu, Hao (Shanghai, China); Parsnick, David R. (Amherst); Dowd, Sophia J. (Grand Island)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: March 22, 2016

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