Quota International of Amherst will hold the club’s 70th birthday celebration at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. The organization is dedicated to assisting the hearing- and speech-impaired as well as disadvantaged women and children. Advance reservations for the event are required. For more information, call 799-0981 or visit www.quotaofamherst. webs.com.
Drs. Michael Katz and Ellen Lippa have become owners in the private practice of Western New York Dental Group. Both dentists are graduates of the University at Buffalo. Katz resides in Amherst, while Lippa is a resident of Williamsville. The practice’s Amherst location is at 1020 Youngs Road near Sheridan Drive.
Sharon Stern Gerstman, counsel to Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP, has received the 2012 Fellows Outstanding State Chair Award from the American Bar Association Foundation. She is a resident of Snyder.