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On the Record / April 3, 2012


McGuire Development Company, a local commercial development, brokerage and property management firm, appointed JoAnne A. Hudecki a real estate/capital projects consultant. Hudecki will be responsible for executing the company's owner representation and capital projects services for not-for-profit organizations and public institutions. She is the co-founder and retired executive director of Kids Escaping Drugs.

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor the following 2012 Citizen of the Year recipients: Community Service Person of the Year, Francine McMahon; Athletic Persons of the Year, Jeff and Gregg Richard; Organization of the Year, One Island, One Team, One Dream, To Be Drug Free; Service to the Youth, Young Life; Business of the Year, Dick & Jenny's; and Educator of the Year, Bruce Benson. These citizens, organizations and businesses will be recognized at the Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony on April 26 in the Holiday Inn Grand Island.


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P&A Group, a third-party benefits administrator located in downtown Buffalo, recently won the three-year bid for the State of North Carolina's Flexible Spending Account plan administration. The $3.5 million contract includes a three-year guarantee plus two one-year options. With the North Carolina contract, the company hired more than 30 new employees. P&A, headquartered at 17 Court St., also has offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Raleigh, N.C.

Evans Bank, a community bank and subsidiary of Evans Bancorp, selected CoreSoft to replace its legacy core platform. The bank will implement CoreSoft to improve customer experience and enhance the speed to market for new services, boosting its competitive edge. CoreSoft is a core banking platform provided by VSoft, a global information and technology provider of process improvement solutions for financial institutions.

Flynn & Friends, an advertising agency with offices at 437 Franklin St., completed work on website redesigns for both The Ride For Roswell and L&M Financial. The agency developed the architecture, design and content for both websites. The agency also updated L&M Financial's logo and identity, as part of a larger marketing effort timed to coincide with its 40th anniversary this year.



Title: "Chlorin and bacteriochlorin-based difunctional aminophenyl DTPA and N.sub.2S.sub.2 conjugates for MR contrast media and radiopharmaceuticals"

No.: 8,133,473

Inventors: Pandey, Ravindra K. (Williamsville); Grossman, Zachary (Buffalo); Kanter, Peter (East Aurora); Dougherty, Thomas J. (Grand Island)

Assignee: Health Research (Buffalo)

Date issued: March 13, 2012