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On the Record / Tuesday, January 25, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York promoted Amber Slichta to director of programs and Denise Levy to program manager. Both are based in Buffalo. Slichta joined the foundation in 2004, and Levy joined the foundation in 2006.

The Western New York Division of the March of Dimes recently presented its 2010 Western New York Volunteer of the Year award to Louis Billittier Jr., owner of Chef's Restaurant. Also, the New York State Chapter honored Steve Carmina, owner of Buffalo-based Carmina Wood Morris Architecture and Engineering, with the Leo Jaffe Distinguished Volunteer Service Award.

John P. Amershadian, a partner and leader of Hodgson Russ' Real Estate and Finance Practice Group, was named the 2010 Buffalo Banking Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America, a peer-review publication about the legal profession. Best Lawyers designates Lawyers of the Year to honor attorneys practicing in high-profile legal areas in large communities. Only one attorney in each area of practice within each community is named Lawyer of the Year.

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>Company items

SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $96,317 federal contract and a $35,239 federal contract for annular ball bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

1025 Group LLC, Buffalo, was awarded a $236,098 federal contract for rental of an office space from the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service. Place of performance will be in Cheektowaga.

Tecmotiv Inc., Niagara Falls, was awarded an $83,700 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio, for engine camshafts.

New England Financial of Upstate New York, an office of MetLife, relocated its Williamsville office to 400 Essjay Road, Suite 210.

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>Contributing

The M&T Charitable Foundation recently awarded an $80,000 grant to WCA Hospital of Jamestown to support Sharing the Gift of Health: The Capital Campaign for Our Emergency Department.

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>Patents

Title: "Slotted drain"

No.: 7,866,911

Inventors: Saadi, Robert E. (Erie, Pa.); Himes, Kevin (Mount Wolf, Pa.); Dalton, Douglas (Jamestown); Ecklund, David A. (Jamestown); Sanfilippo, Joseph (Jamestown); Slater, Patrick (Waterford, Pa.); Verdecchia, William A. (Erie, Pa.); Wroblewski, Doug (Wattsburg, Pa.)

Assignee: Zurn Industries (Erie, Pa.)

Date issued: Jan. 11, 2011

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