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The Pike Co. in Buffalo was awarded a contract to manage construction of a 30,000-square-foot addition at Sealing Devices, 4400 Walden Ave., Lancaster. The expansion adds office and conference space and 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Pike also was awarded five contracts totaling more than $60 million for construction management for the Brocton, Byron-Bergen, Canisteo, Newfane, and Silver Creek school districts.

New Era Cap Co., a Derby-based manufacturer and marketer of baseball caps, named Collins & Company Public Relations its agency of record. The agency will handle all media relations and publicity.

Jamestown Community College received $49,000 from the State University of New York Community College Workforce Development Training Grant Program for training employees at Acme Electric Corp., Alcas Corp., Cytec, Dexter Corp., and Southern Tier Health Care System.

Tree Care of New York, 5441 Broadway in Lancaster, joined the National Arborist Association, which provides environmental care and maintenance of urban trees.

Barbara Maskof opened a shop called "The Look" in the Transitown Plaza in Williamsville. The store features unusual decorative items, accessories, handbags, and hand-painted tiles, furniture, paintings and home decorating items.

Jim Charlier has launched JCharlier Communication Design at 89 Sixteenth St. The new company is an alternative to the traditional advertising agency, for companies that cannot afford a full-service agency. The agency recently completed marketing materials for the summer program at North Shore Country Day School of Winnetka, Ill.

Monroe Tractor, a distributors of heavy construction equipment, was elevated to "Certified Dealer" status by CASE Construction Equipment Corp. Monroe has local offices in Cheektowaga and Batavia.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network was named official sponsor of the Ontario Shore Marathon by the Upstate New York Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. The marathon, which begins at Hamlin Beach State Park, is scheduled for May 5.

The Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers/BFNC Summer Day Camp Program received grants of $5,000 from the General Mills Foundation, $2,500 from the Key Foundation, and $1,000 from the Balbach Family Foundation.

Choice One, a communications provider, awarded $5,000 to the Buffalo Inner City Ballet Co.'s dance and dance appreciation program. The grant will support the school's mission of offering tuition-free dance lessons to low-income families in Buffalo.

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