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On the Record / April 25, 2012

> Hires/Promotions/ Honors

The Erie County Legislature recently recognized Crista Botticello, owner of Ooo la la Boutique in East Aurora. Botticello was honored for giving back to her community through the creation of the "Passion for Fashion and Business" scholarship program.

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First Liberty Power Corp., a Nevada-based mineral exploration company with a primary focus on lithium exploration and development, appointed Robert B. Reynolds Jr. to its board of directors. Reynolds, a resident of Hamburg, is a Ford Motor Co. retiree, former member of the Erie County Legislature and former Hamburg Central School Board member.

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Gentle Dentistry of Lancaster welcomed Dr. De Pounti to the practice. De Pounti graduated from Hunter College, New York University College of Dentistry and completed her residency at Cornell Medical Center.

> Company items

Xylem Inc., a global water technology company, announced that Standard Xchange will be the new name of its industrial heat transfer brand, formerly known as ITT Standard.

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United Memorial Medical Center received approximately $2.5 million in stimulus payments this year from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for improvements to the organization's information technology.

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Nothnagle Realtors received the 2011 Award of Excellence for Incoming Conversion Rate from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World at the organization's 2012 annual conference in Orlando, Fla. This award is presented to the member firm with the highest incoming conversion rate based on closed transactions resulting from client referrals received from other affiliates.

> Patents

Title: "Air recirculation system with filter flaps"

No.: 8,147,577

Inventors: Palmerton, Christopher A. (Clarence); Palmerton, Daniel (Amherst); Dean, Robert O. (Tonawanda); Kajdas, Jay T (Getzville); Mohlau, Earnest (Amherst)

Assignee: Medtek Devices. (Amherst)

Date issued: April 3, 2012