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On the Record / Friday, Feb. 3, 2006

Saturday's events


The Apartment Council of Western New York, Certified Apartment Manager course, a 10-session career advancement training program, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Garden Village Apartment Community Room, 70 Garden Village Drive, Cheektowaga. Required registration, call 633-0959.

Niagara County Community College's SUNY State-Wide Financial Aid Day Seminar, 10 a.m. to noon, Ernest Notar Administration Building, NCCC, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Free. Speaker: Andy Leardini, M&T Bank. Call 614-6266.


>Hires / Promotions / Honors

The law firm of Myers and Quinn named Lewis L. Schwartz partner. Schwartz will focus his practice on Social Security Disability matters. He previously was with Renaldo and Myers and the Pope Law Firm. The law firm, now named Myers, Quinn and Schwartz, is located at 5500 Main St. in Williamsville.


The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce named Lawrence Sorokes president for 2006. Sorokes is with Jamestown Community College. Other officers: Vice president, Michelle Caya, Caya's Canopies; secretary, Carol Mahoney, HomeCare and Hospice and treasurer, Brian Donahue, Community Bank. Directors: Jim Panebianco, Cytec Surface Specialities; Paul Wheeler, Olean General Hospital; Bob Chambers, Poor Cow Leather and Adam Nightingale, Dresser-Rand Coy.


The SKM Group, a Williamsville marketing communications agency, appointed Bryan LeFauve media director and Allison Polizzi account executive. Previously, LeFauve was a media manager at Partnership Ltd. and Bensur Advertising. Polizzi, a Niagara University graduate, previously was an assistant account executive at J. Walter Thompson in New York City and was also a national sales assistant at WKBW-TV.


The Ken-Ton Merchants Association named Bob Bolt president for 2006. Other officers: Vice president, Mike Minigell; secretary, Tim Walter and treasurer, Cyndee Billoni.


Phillips Lytle attorney Tracie L. Covey recently presented at a Lorman seminar titled "Common Misconceptions in Human Resources in New York."


>Company items

Chateau Buffalo, a wine shop and tasting room in Buffalo, retained Magic Marketing of Wilson to provide publicity and public relations services. The shop, operated by Carl Schmitter and Susi Madajewski and located at 1209 Hertel Avenue, features more than 100 wines and numerous jams, jellies, maple syrup, mustard and dried soups from New York.


Perry's Ice Cream of Akron was honored by The New York School Nutrition Association for its efforts in developing and distributing improved snack food selections to New York State schools that meet the association's standards in its Choose Sensibly campaign. The campaign seeks to educate school children about the importance of moderation in snack choices and portion size.


Paragon Advertising, a Buffalo-based marketing communications agency, was named agency of record for Lansky Sharpeners of Henderson, Nevada.


Seal and Design, a Clarence manufacturer and distributor of seals, gaskets, o-rings and molded rubber products, recently purchased Able O-Ring and Gasket in Toronto, Canada. The company sells its products to the automotive, medical, aerospace and compressor industries throughout North America.


Stantec, an engineering, architecture and design firm, has leased 9,000 square feet of space in the Iskalo Development Corp.'s Electric Tower, located at 535 Washington Street. The firm merged its waterfront and Amherst locations to the central business district to increase efficiency.



Title: "Manufacture of fluorinated alcohols"

No.: 6,992,224

Inventors: Van Der Puy, Michael (Amherst); Ma, Jingji (West Seneca); Samuels, George J. (Willamsville); Stachura, Leonard M. (Hamburg)

Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: Jan. 31, 2006

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