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On the Record / October 21, 2008

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Buffalo Bisons promoted Rob Free to director of foodservice operations for Dunn Tire Park. Formerly the director of Pettibones Grille and suite services, Free joined the Bisons in 2004. In 2005, he took over the additional responsibilities of ballpark catering and suite services during Buffalo Bisons home games.

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, a Paris-headquartered fiberglass textiles company, named Peter Davis sales manager OEM at its Grand Island location.

People to People International named Mary Ann Lauricella of Tonawanda and Brandon Wiley of Hamburg to its board of trustees. PTPI is a Kansas City-based global organization founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities.

Goldberg Segalla attorney Joseph M. Hanna recently chaired the inaugural Success in the City event, a diversity networking event.

Univera Healthcare's Dr. Patricia Bomba recently testified before a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging titled, "Honoring Final Wishes: How to Respect Americans' Choices at the End of Life."

The PCA Group, a technology company serving both Western and Central New York for more than 19 years, named Keith Clark a network engineer. Clark has more than six years experience within the IT industry and is Microsoft and Citrix certified. He recently worked at IEvolve Technology Services as a senior systems engineer.

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>Company items

The Mansion on Delaware Avenue, a 28-room luxury boutique hotel located at 414 Delaware Ave., has earned the 2008 Four Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association for the fifth consecutive year.

GEMKO Information Group, an Amherst IBM business solutions consulting firm, announces a new business partnership with California-based Vision Solutions. The partnership enables GEMKO to provide high availability and disaster recovery services to the Western New York IBM Mid Range marketplace.

Lifetime Health Medical Group, a primary care medical group, turns 30 this month. The practice began as the provider group for Health Care Plan, a staff model health maintenance organization. Lifetime Health Medical Group currently operates five health centers in the Buffalo area including: Amherst Health Center (1185 Sweet Home Road), Empire Drive Health Center (130 Empire Drive, West Seneca), Hamburg Health Center (151 Elmview Avenue), William E. Mosher Health Center (899 Main Street), and West Seneca Health Center (120 Gardenville Parkway West).

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>Contributing

Five Star Bank presented a $500 donation to Earth Spirit Educational Services, an Orchard Park-based nonprofit ecology group, during a ceremony at the bank's Orchard Park branch. The donation will be used to fund new equipment for soil/aquatics study.

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>Patents

Title: "Hydrophone array module"

No.: 7,436,736

Inventors: Schneider, John K. (Snyder); Kitchens, Jack C. (Tonawanda)

Assignee: Ultra-Scan Corp. (Amherst)

Date issued: Oct. 14, 2008

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