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ON THE RECORD
TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2004

Wednesday's events

Business groups

* Western New York Venture Association, business opportunity and investment breakfast forum, 7:30 a.m., Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Presenters: John Adamo and Armin St. George, Crosswater Digital Media and Jeffrey Helfer, MYOTECH. Free to members and their first-time guests; nonmembers, call Jack McGowan, 636-3626.

* BuffLink, third annual report to the community on the Life Sciences Initiative, 4-6 p.m., Medical Research Studies Center, (Hilleboe Auditorium), Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Free parking available in the Roswell Park ramp on Carlton Street. Reservations to Julie LaLonde, 852-2762, ext. 202 or email: jlalonde@bufflink.org.

Seminars and classes

* The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free question-and-answer counseling session for current and potential small business owners, noon-1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Call 888-6650.

Hires/Promotions/Honors

New Era Cap Co. vice president of global marketing John De Waal was elected to serve on the board of directors of Caps For Kids, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing headwear signed by athletes, entertainers and other notable personalities to children with cancer who lose their hair as a result of medical treatment.

Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer, Monte and Pajak officer Arthur A. Herdzik was selected by The American Board of Trial Advocates to demonstrate trials methods in a program titled, "Masters in Trial." The program, a continuing legal education program presented for the benefit of practicing attorneys, will feature a mock trial before of panel of jurors. Herdzik will serve as a member of the defense team.

Twin City Ambulance Corp. promoted Mark Walter to supervisor. Walter joined TCA in 2000 as an intermediate emergency medical technician and has since completed the paramedic training program and graduated from Canisius College with a bachelors degree in Business Management.

The Western New York Technology Development Center, a Buffalo consulting services provider, named John A. Rocco and Steven J. DiIoia manufacturing consultants. Previously, Rocco was a materials manager at Wilson Greatbatch Technologies and a senior lean supplier development engineer at Delphi Automotive Systems. DiIoia, a graduate from the University at Buffalo, previously was a quality assurance manager with Enidine Inc. and a supplier quality engineer with Motorola.

Gentle Dentistry of East Aurora appointed Iolanda Abato a dental hygienist at the practice. Abato is an Erie Community College graduate.

Business names

DBA's, or "Doing Business As," are names reserved by people who are doing or plan to do business under names other than their own. The names are filed with the Erie County Clerk's Office.

These names were filed between Nov. 8-12:

Glacier Bay Plowing

PO 18, Elma 14059

Filer(s): Joseph Colern

Illmass

43 Winter St., Buffalo 14213

Filer(s): Ramah Lassiter

Little Bear Day Care

3 Hurlock Ave Lower, Buffalo 14211

Filer(s): Velane Stokes

Moms Own It Productions

PO 1294, Buffalo 14215

Filer(s): Susan Ridgeway

Music Novella

444 Sherman St., Buffalo 14211

Filer(s): Ocie Whiteside

Pande Rejeki

43 Blake St., Buffalo 14211

Filer(s): Steven Nowicki

PMS Rachels Physical Mental&

232 Brunswick Blvd., Buffalo 14211

Filer(s): Rachel Bunch-McCarley

Company items

The New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research awarded the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors at the University at Buffalo a $100,000 grant for the development of a smart-card system that incorporates ultrasonic fingerprint-identification technology developed by Amherst-based Ultra-Scan Corp., an identity-management solutions provider. UB and Ultra-Scan are providing $50,000 in additional matching funds for the project.

Covert and Sons, a Clarence-based independent installer of STARDEK decorative concrete coatings, expanded into a distributorship and training facility for the product.

Digix Group, a Bradford, Pa.-based online search and advertising service provider, has launched Entertain USA at www.entertainusa.com. The service provides wedding and event consumers with online information for local professionals, including disc jockeys, photographers, limousine services and florists.

Contributing

84 Lumber Company donated more than $10,477 in building materials to the Buffalo Habitat For Humanity's 12th Man Build project, a voluntary initiative comprised of the Buffalo Bills and their corporate teammates. The project plans to build four new homes for low income families.

Patents

Title: "Vibratory screening machine with stacked and staggered screening units"

No.: 6,820,748

Inventors: Fallon; Thomas M. (East Aurora, NY)

Assignee: Derrick Manufacturing Corporation (Buffalo, NY)

Date issued: November 23, 2004