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On the Record / October 14, 2008

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Exacta Legal, a Buffalo provider of confidential content management services to law, accounting and financial services firms, appointed Rosemarie Landers director of operations and MIS. Landers completed the Paralegal Certification Program and holds a bachelor's in information systems from Canisius College.

BHNT Architects in Buffalo appointed Thomas J. Zilka and Daniel S. McMann associates. Both serve the firm as senior project managers. Zilka is a Buffalo State College graduate; McMann is a University at Buffalo graduate.

Schunk, Wilson and Co., certified public accountants, appointed Deborah Ziolkowski and Mark Perez staff accountants in the accounting and tax section of its Amherst office. Both received MBAs from Canisius College.

Independent Health Vice President of Health Promotions and Care Management Pamela Menard was named one of the Managed Health Care Executive 2008 Leaders in Disease Management and featured in the magazine's September 2008 edition.

Jeffrey Freedman of Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law was named by Minneapolis-based Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York State.

O'Brien Boyd partner Christopher O'Brien authored a lead article in the August 2008 edition of Trial, the Journal of the American Association for Justice, titled "Connecting with Prospective Jurors."

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled named Tonya Mackin-Irving, a habilitation worker, as a vision keeper of the month for September. Vision keepers is a monthly recognition program highlighting employees who are living out the four components of the organization's vision statement: Striving for excellence, supporting partnerships, creating solutions and fulfilling dreams.

The Circle of Excellence Chapter of BNI elected Jim Hoffman president. Other officers: Vice president, Phil Held and secretary/treasurer, Greg Baumler.

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>Company items

AndroBioSys, a biotech spin-off company of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has received $100,000 in Phase one of a Department of Defense grant through the Small Business Technology Transfer Program, a component of the small business innovative research program, for prostate cancer research. If the company proceeds to Phase two, they will receive $1 million. The competitive peer-reviewed grant is available to small businesses that partner with academic or research institutions with a degree of innovation that may result in a future product being brought to market.

Doritex Corp., a uniform rental company at 11980 Walden Ave., Alden, celebrated its new 80,000 square-foot operating facility on October 3. In addition to the new facility, the company has invested $5 million in new systems and technology.

Aspire of Western New York celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated and expanded health center at 7 Community Drive in Cheektowaga.

API Delevan, an East Aurora manufacturer of surface mount and thru-hole inductors, common mode chokes, coils, and transformers, introduced three new series of shielded surface mount power inductors: SP1812, SP1210, and SP1008. The new power series are sized to industry standard packages for ease of circuit board layout.

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>Patents

Title: "Moveable toy with corresponding audio and visual outputs"

No.: 7,431,630

Inventors: Dubois, David M. (East Aurora); Meade, James (Hamburg); Parker, Kenneth (Williamsville); Yoder-Parr, Marjorie D. (Uniontown, Ohio)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Oct 7, 2008

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