SEV/Sherwin-Greenberg Productions completed production of the weekly VH1 series "Behind the Music." The show was in Western New York for an episode on the Goo Goo Dolls. The local film and video production company also served as the post production facility for ESPN during the Sabres' Stanley Cup Final games, completed production of Thurman Thomas' instructional football video for Little League players; and provided camera crews for Phoenix Productions during the Stanley Cup Finals in Buffalo.
The Old Red Mill, 8326 Main St., Williamsville opened a new banquet building that accommodates 125 people. The facility features conference rooms with satellite conference capabilities and a built in dance floor and sound system.
Several press operators at The Colad Group Inc. in Buffalo successfully completed the Offset Press Operator's Multi-Color Certification Examination offered by the National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications. Friedman & Ranzenhofer's Legal Survival Web site was recommended by Fortune magazine in its Summer '99 "Technology Buyer's Guide" as one of the top 21 web sites on finance.
Ent/Gates Productions Inc., a Tonawanda film and video production company, won two Telly awards and two Cable Advertising Bureau awards. The Telly awards honored videos produced for the United Way of Western New York and Adelphia Cable. A series of four videos produced for Media Partners took top honors in the CAB competition.
Extra Help Employment Services awarded the Extra Help Cup to its Depew office for showing the most significant improvement in sales -- a 33 percent increase in the first quarter.
Neighborhood Legal Services Inc. received matching funding from the John R. Oishei Foundation in the amount of $22,000 per year for a two-year public interest law fellowship. The foundation funds will be matched by the National Association for Public Interest Lawyers to hire a lawyer for Project Dandelion, a welfare-to-work project.
Creative Concepts of WNY Ltd., a video/multimedia production facility in East Aurora, produced the Western York York Awards for Creative Excellence show. The agency volunteered its services to the Art Directors/Communicators of Buffalo and Professional Communicators of WNY for the third consecutive year. The agency also produced an electronic media campaign for Stedman Old Farm Nurseries.
ART, a manufacturer of of advanced materials, components and safety coatings with a location in Buffalo, achieved five consecutive years without a lost time accident. The company also received ISO 9001 certification.
Sealing Devices Inc., a Lancaster manufacturer and distributor of sealing devices, received the Excellence in Family Business Award from Alfred University's College of Business.