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ON THE RECORD / FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2005

Saturday's events

Seminars and classes

Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, free homeownership and financial health seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's AME Zion Church, 610 East Eagle St. Topics: "The Mortgage Process" and "Credit and Finances."

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College and the Black Capital Network, business breakfast seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Cost, $10. Call 888-6650.

Hires/Promotions/Honors

New England Financial, a Boston-based financial services company, named Jaime Jeroszko marketing director and Tom Dugan senior financial representative with The Compass Group, its Williamsville marketing firm located at 300 Essjay Road, Suite 115. Previously, Jeroszko was the assistant marketing manager at RAB Lighting in Northvale, N.J. Dugan is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers and National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors.

Principal Financial Group financial representatives Dominic F. Pellicano and Peter M. Terlecky III of the Upstate New York Business Center earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table and qualified for Court of the Table and Executive Cabinet. Ronald W. Sporyz Jr. earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table and qualified for the Premier Club. Also, Terlecky was named Associate of the Year for the center.

The law firm of Damon and Morey named Jesse Baldwin and John P. Ford associates in its General Litigation Department. Baldwin earned his J.D. degree from the University at Buffalo Law School and was the 2004 recipient of the William J. Regan Award, an honor recognizing proficiency in estates and surrogates law and a strong concern for public service and public welfare. Ford, also a graduate of the UB Law School, was a 2004 National Trial Competition Team Finalist who attained the second highest overall advocate score at the New York State Regional Competition.

U.S. FoodService/SOFCO in Depew, an authorized distributor of Spartan Chemical Co.'s line of specialty maintenance products, awarded certificates of achievement to Karinne Dye and Wayne Andrews for having successfully completed a sales seminar by Spartan Chemical.

Company items

The EMS Group of insurance agencies, with offices in Buffalo and Williamsville, retained Magic Marketing of Wilson to provide public relations services.

Ethox Corp., a Buffalo-based vertically integrated designer, developer, manufacturer and sterilizer of disposable medical products, named Travers Collins and Company agency of record for branding strategy, advertising and public relations.

Buffalo Lodging Associates' Solon, Ohio property, SpringHill Suites by Marriott was honored by Marriott International with the Gold Circle Award. The award is given to hotels that achieve between 89 percent and 92.9 percent in overall guest satisfaction scores.

Contributing

The Children's Foundation of Erie County awarded $2,100 to Junior Achievement of WNY to support the J.A. Elementary School Programs for approximately 145 student in local classrooms and after school program sites throughout Erie County.

Patents

Title: "Complexes of metal salts of organic acids and beta-diketones and methods for producing same"

No.: 6,872,854

Inventors: Krainer, Edward (Lynbrook, NY); Fisch, Michael H. (Wayne, NJ); Stewen, Ulrich (Bedford, NY); Bacaloglu, Radu (Hamburg, NY); Bacaloglu, Ilze (Hamburg, NY)

Assignee: Crompton Corporation (Middlebury, CT)

Date issued: March 29, 2005