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On the Record / May 28, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Phillips Lytle partner Gregory H. Peterson and the Robert H. Jackson Center were honored at the International Legal Symposium Commemorating the Nuremberg Laws & Nuremberg Trials recently at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Peterson is the co-founder and past president of the Robert H. Jackson Center.

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The Clarence Chamber of Commerce presented Future Leader Awards to Kelley Ahlers, Emma Lahti, and Caitlin O’Brien, seniors at Clarence High School, at its recent Women in Business Conference. Also, the 2016 Woman of the Year award was presented to Dr. Candace S. Johnson, president and CEO, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Dr. Saralyn Notaro Rietz, of Back of the Eye MD in Amherst, recently attended the 18th annual Business of Retina meeting held by the American Society of Retina Specialists in Dallas, Texas. Retina specialists gathered from around the country learn current government regulations, policies, coding updates, and practice trends.

Company Connections

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce recently awarded its annual Small Business Awards to: Small Business of the Year: Bee Group Newspapers; President’s Award: Michael Hensley, Superior IT Solutions; Family Owned Award: D’Avolio Olive Oils, Vinegars and More; At Your Service Award: Blum’s Swimwear & Intimate Apparel; Community Leader Award: Kelly for Kids Foundation; Friends of the Chamber: Peter Morris, P.R. Morris Consulting; Patricia Herberger, LegalShield; Jack Colocousis, Corporate Training Services; Sponsor’s Award, presented by First Niagara Bank: ACV Auctions.

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Scrap metal recycler Upstate Shredding-Weitsman Recycling was named the world’s leader in scrap and recycling by Platts, an international publication in the recycling industry. The company has 18 locations, including a yard in Brant.

Contributing

Students from Leadership Buffalo’s Youth Leadership Program raised more than $1,000 at a fund-raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County. As a part of the program, students are challenged with a community service project with the help of advisers from the Leadership Buffalo alumni.

Patents

Title: Integrated process to produce 2,3,3,3,-tetrafluoropropene

No.: 9,334,206

Inventors: Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Bektesevic, Selma (Williamsville); Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park); Sung Tung, Hsueh (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: May 10, 2016

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Title: Integrated process to coproduce trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene, trans-1,3,3,3,-tetrafluoropropene, and 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane

No.: 9,334,207

Inventors: Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park); Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: May 10, 2016