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On the Record / April 21, 2012


The law firm Phillips Lytle named Mary Jo Herrscher an associate in its Buffalo office. Herrscher graduated from Buffalo State College and received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law.

James Tyrpak, president of Tyrpak Financial Associates, a wealth preservation and business continuity firm with offices in Amherst, and a registered principal with ING Financial Partners, achieved Century Club status for his dedication to clients, investment planning experience and reaching targeted sales goals.


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Nussbaumer & Clarke, received a Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York for the construction inspection for the rehabilitation of the South Grand Island Bridges -- Grand Island Tonawanda. Nussbaumer, in conjunction with subconsultants Watts Architecture & Engineering and Fisher Associates, was contracted by NYSTA to provide inspection service in connection with the accelerated bridge construction project to rehabilitate the northbound and southbound South Grand Island Bridges, all while keeping the bridges in service for the 65,000 daily commuters who cross the bridges.

The Schwartz Group, a provider of healthcare marketing support services, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at a company luncheon in Amherst. The Schwartz Group provides services to pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and medical education companies and currently employs 35 people at 200 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst. In addition, to commemorate the occasion, the company made a donation to The Food Bank of Western New York as part of its We Take Care of Our Own give back initiative.



The Olean General Hospital Foundation presented a check for $1,159,651 to the Olean General Hospital. This check represents gifts received from the community to aide in funding the newly constructed $10.3 million Outpatient Surgery Center at Olean General Hospital.



Title: "Flexible container handling system"

No.: 8,146,762

Inventors: Leoncavallo, Richard A. (Niagara Falls); Baird, Peter K. (Honeoye Falls); Assignee: Nalge Nunc International Corporation (Rochester)

Date issued: April 3, 2012