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


Designed Settlement Services, a structured settlement provider, named Richard E. Naylon Jr. vice president of sales and marketing. Naylon, a registered stockbroker and licensed life insurance agent, previously worked for Price Waterhouse before leaving the firm to operate his Elmwood Ave. restaurant, Jimmy Mac's, full time. The firm is located at 360 Delaware Ave.

The accounting firm of Lumsden and McCormick named Jeffrey C. McGiveron senior manager in the Tax Department. McGiveron has nearly 15 years of corporate and individual tax management experience. He was previously with International Motion Control.

Gelia Wells and Mohr, a marketing communications agency, promoted Ray Geiser to account executive in the Clarence office. A Niagara University graduate, Geiser joined the agency in 2000 as direct marketing manager. Also, the agency named Scott Bartels junior account executive. Previously, Bartels was a marketing intern for the Buffalo Bills Marketing Department. He obtained a business administration degree from the University at Geneseo.

PointSource, an IT outsourcing, staffing and consulting firm, named Kevin S. Hugill partner. Hugill is a graduate of the University at Buffalo.

Sheridan Animal Hospital owner and practitioner Dr. Jay W. Geasling received the American Animal Hospital Association Practitioner of the Year Award recently at the association's conference in Baltimore. The award is the association's highest honor and is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the community.

Company items

Algonquin Studios, a Buffalo software and Web site development company, developed a new online shop for Hunter's Hope Foundation at The shop is part of Algonquin's online E-commerce platform. A portion from each sale will be donated to the foundation.

Papaya Restaurant recently opened in the Hampton Inn on Chippewa and Delaware Ave. The 4,000 square-foot restaurant is owned by Sweet Papya Inc., owners of the Saigon Cafe, and will provide catering, feature a martini bar and an open kitchen so customers can view meal preparation. The site was formerly the Shaker Lounge.


Title: "Rodent model for Parkinson's Disease"

No.: 6,878,858

Inventors: Stachowiak, Michal K. (East Amherst, NY)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst, NY)

Date issued: April 12, 2005