* The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council, public meeting, 6-8 p.m., Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway and Thursday, Niagara Falls Quality Inn, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls. Program: Review of proposed 5-year federally funded Erie-Niagara transportation projects. Call 856-2026.
Seminars and classes
* The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center. Business seminar: "Mechanics of Exporting: A Beginner's Guide or a Refresher Course," 8 a.m.-noon, Degraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda. Cost $25. Reservations, call the Chamber 692-5120 or NCCC at 434-3815.
* Gloria J. Parks Community Center, free e-filing tax assistance program, 1:30-6 p.m., also Wednesday and Thursday, 3242 Main St. Call for appointment, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 832-1010.
The law firm of Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel named Robert W. Patterson partner in its Employee Benefits Practice Group at the Buffalo office. Patterson has concentrated his practice on Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters, and most recently was senior counsel to the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck and King. He obtained a bachelor's degree and law degree from the University at Buffalo.
Southtowns Financial Group CEO Daniel S. Blake qualified for membership in MassMutual Top of the Council for 2005 for the second time. The group represents MassMutual's 100 leading producers. Southtowns Financial Group is located at 6195 West Quaker St. in Orchard Park.
Warren's Carpet One owner Virginia Payne was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of Carpet One, a group of store owners who act as a liaison between company executives and individual retailers throughout North America. Warren's Carpet One is located at 8875 Porter Road in Niagara Falls.
Senior investment management consultant Laree Hulshoff of Smith Barney's Buffalo office qualified to attend the prestigious Senior Consultant Council sponsored by the Consulting Group, Smith Barney's Managed Money Unit.
Hillside Children's Center, an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, a family and children services organization, named Stephanie Burke NiGLOW Waiver manager/mentor. Burke joined the Center in 2001 and previously was school-based clinician and individualized care coordinator. She is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and obtained a master's degree in social work from the University at Buffalo.
84 Lumber Co. named John Fulford a manager trainee at the building material's retail store in Orchard Park.
The Western New York School of Real Estate designated Cheektowaga resident Curt Taylor a certified home inspector after successfully completing more than 100 hours of NYS approved education components and passing an exam. Also, the school awarded the reMBA, (real estate excellence in management, brokerage and agency designation) to: Joel Calabrese, Tamara Aniskiewicz and Marla Bufalino, Hunt Real Estate ERA; Donna Smyczynski, Coldwell Banker Aubrey Leonard Real Estate; John Torbert and Rita Maranto, MJ Peterson Real Estate; Jackie Murphy, Patricia Rubino and Connie Backus, RealtyUSA and Judith Murnan and Jodi McHugh.
Creative Collections of NY gained membership in ACA International, the association of credit and collection professionals, formerly known as the American Collectors Association. ACA membership demonstrates that the company is dedicated to advancing quality and professionalism in the credit and collection industry.
Remedy Intelligent Staffing, an employment agency, recently opened its second office at 490 Center Road in West Seneca. The agency, a locally owned and operated franchise of RemedyTemp, opened in Tonawanda in 1999 at 2309 Eggert Road.
Inventors: Lewandowski, Henry B. (Orchard Park, NY)
Assignee: MoldCraft, Inc. (Depew, NY)
Date issued: April 5, 2005
Title: "High capacity leak resistant re lease agent delivery system for use in printer devices"
Inventors: Lebold, Alan (Niagara Falls, NY); Milicia, Peter A. (Youngstown, NY); Whitehead, Patrick M. (Youngstown, NY); Doell, Carl E. (Darien, NY)
Assignee: BMP America Inc. (Medina, NY)
Date issued: April 5, 2005