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ON THE RECORD / WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005

Thursday's events

Seminars and classes

The Institute of Continuing Professional Education, "Mergers and Acquisitions: Beating the Odds" seminar, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave. Speakers: Michael P. Gendron, Tatum CFO Partners; Anthony D. Mancinelli, and Raymond L. Fink, Harter, Secrest and Emery. Call ICPE, 204-4273 or visit: icpeseminars.com.

The PACE Program at Houghton College, free Microsoft Word II application training, 8 a.m.-noon, West Seneca Campus computer lab, 810 Union Road. Register online: www.houghton.edu/pace/corporate and click on Professional Development Training Schedule to view other training sessions on Microsoft Office applications.

Jamestown Community College Center for Continuing Education, "Notary Public Training" seminar, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jamestown Campus, 525 Falconer St. Cost $70. Call 665-5220, Ext. 2409.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, "Credit When Credit Is Due" program, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, 742 Delaware Ave. Call 854-1710 or visit www.cccsbuff.org.

The Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College, minority small business workshops, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Topic: "Service Available for Small Business." Call 434-3815 or visit: www.niagarasbdc.org.

Hires/Promotions/Honors

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects elected Greg M. Robinson secretary; Darryl L. Jones, treasurer and David L. Kenyon vice president for external affairs. All three are with Wendel Duchscherer Architects and Engineers in Buffalo. Also, Nicole Lipp, of Peter J. Smith and Co. in Buffalo, serves as an at-large member of the executive committee.

Phillips Lytle partner Martha L. Salzman recently presented at a seminar titled "Preparing and Drafting Organization Documents for New York Limited Liability Companies," sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Stand Advertising, an Amherst-based advertising and marketing firm, named Kelly Waite Stabler traffic manager. Waite Stabler acts as a liaison between account service and all other departments supervising the flow and timeliness of agency client projects. Previously, she was with Inlighten, Inc. The agency also named Alecia Rene Merchant administrative assistant/receptionist. Most recently, Merchant was with Bush Industries.

Company items

Greater Buffalo Savings Bank opened its eighth branch, on West Third Street in Jamestown. This is its first office in Chautauqua County. The bank is also planning three other offices, one in Cheektowaga and two in Amherst.

Hahn and Associates, a sales training and coaching provider, and Buffalo Niagara Partnership have formed an affinity to offer Partnership membership a discount on services provided.

Patents

Title: "Beverageware"

No.: D503,074

Inventors: Norris, Daniel A. (Williamsville, NY); Lapsker, Ron (Maple, CA)

Assignee: Prosoft International Inc. (St. Michael, BB)

Date issued: March 22, 2005