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On the Record: April 30, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The NYS IPM Program, a partner in the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, named Damian Dodd an extension aide. Dodd is a media specialist who is responsible for generating video and social media content for the research conducted as part of the $6 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant awarded to Terry Bates of the LERGP. He has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and also attended the Portfolio Center, an advertising trade school in Atlanta, Ga. For more than 23 years, he worked as an art and creative director for various advertising agencies.

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Kinsey A. O’Brien, Hurwitz & Fine associate and chairwoman of the WNY Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York’s Employment Law Committee, recently spoke at the committee’s Employment Law Update CLE at the Bar Association of Erie County in its Main Street office. She discussed recent legislative and regulatory changes to New York Employment Law including recent paid family leave and minimum wage enactments.

Company Connections

Buffalo Barkery opened its first brick-and-mortar store located at 617 Main St. in downtown Buffalo, inside the Market Arcade Building. Buffalo Barkery will be occupying the former space of Shakespeare in the Park, converting the 500-square-foot area into retail space. The Buffalo Barkery sells homemade biscuits.

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Off the Walls Buffalo, a source for renting art located in Allentown, operates out of the curator’s home. Launched by curator Mark W. DiGiampaolo’s love of art and experience as a real estate agent, Off the Walls Buffalo boasts more than 200 works of regional, national and international artists. Rental periods range from a single day to several months with fees on a sliding scale.

Patents

Title: Foaming agents, foamable compositions, foams and articles containing fluorine substituted halogens and methods of making same

No.: 9,303,162

Inventors: Williams, David J. (East Amherst); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Bowman, James M. (Geneva, Ill.); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morris Plains)

Date issued: April 5, 2016

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Title: Multi-bar linkage hinge assembly with limit stop

No.: 9,303,438

Inventors: Snyder, Jacob (Lancaster); Muir, Malcolm (Honeoye Falls); McInnis, James (Hilton)

Assignee: Caldwell Manufacturing Co. North America (Rochester)

Date issued: April 5, 2016