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On the Record / Friday, Feb. 24, 2006

>Hires / Promotions / Honors

The Compass Group's financial representatives Steven Lustig and Frederick Pepperday qualified as members of New England Financial's Leaders Association, the company's program for top producers and achieved membership in the insurance industry's Million Dollar Round Table. Also, Frank Rapino qualified as a member of the company's Masters Association, a program for top producers and achieved lifetime membership in the insurance industry's Million Dollar Round Table. Rapini has been a member of the round table for 10 consecutive years, qualifying him as a lifetime member.

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center named Jan Barone Employee of the Quarter for her exceptional teaching abilities. Barone has been a special education teacher with the agency's Silver Creek location since 2003.

Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel partner Dennis P. Harkawik served as a moderator for a session focusing on land use and economic development at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's 2006 Issues Summit.

Harter, Secrest and Emery partner Kenneth W. Africano was a presenter at an Erie County Bar Association-sponsored seminar titled "Lord of the Rights: Planning, Waging and Winning a Copywright Battle."

84 Lumber Company named Fred Szafranski a manager trainee at the building material's retail store in Niagara Falls.


>Company items

The Bonadio Group, an accounting and business consulting services provider, was retained by The Hamister Group, a Williamsville-headquartered assisted living facility operator and real estate venture developer and operator, and Beauty Pools, a custom inground pool builder, to provide auditing, corporate and personal tax preparation, tax planning and business consulting services.

L&D Johnson and Heating retained TripleTrack, an Amherst-based work-life management and consulting firm, to provide assistance in maintaining the company's compliance with workforce regulations specific to the plumbing and heating industry. Also, clevermethod, an East Aurora Web and technology solutions firm, retained the firm to provide resources for childcare and eldercare issues and develop a company recruitment handbook.

MedWisdom, a Buffalo-based healthcare software and services company, was named a preferred vendor by Prism Health Networks. The company will provide ChiroWisdom, a billing, scheduling and financial management software solution designed specifically for chiropractors, to PHN's network of chiropractors.



Title: "GD3 peptide mimics"

No.: 6,998,237

Inventors: Ferrone, Soldano (Buffalo); Wang, Xinhui (Williamsville); Chi-Feng Hsu, Jeff (Tonawanda); Tsao, Chun-Yen (Grand Island); Luo, Wei (Getzville)

Assignee: Health Research (Buffalo)

Date issued: Feb. 14, 2006

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