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On the Record / May 31, 2012

> Hires/Promotions/ Honors

Crowley Webb, a marketing communications agency in Buffalo, appointed Matthew McCarthy a production coordinator and Laura McFeely and Maria Toro assistant account executives. McCarthy earned an associate degree from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., and a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College. He previously was a freelance graphic designer and digital printer. McFeely was most recently an account executive with the SKM Group. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo. Toro previously worked at a boutique promotional marketing agency in Maine. She earned a bachelor's degree from Auburn University.

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Ogorek Wealth Management financial adviser Tracy L. Sherwood was accepted for membership in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, an organization of more than 2,500 of fee-only financial advisers.

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Lumsden & McCormick partner Sherry L. DelleBovi was installed as a vice president by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. DelleBovi has been a member of the society since 1988.

> Company items

LocalEdge, a Hearst Media Services company, moved corporate support functions to its location at 61 John Muir Drive, Amherst, to accommodate the organization's quickly growing digital marketing reseller channel. Western New Yorkers interested in picking up additional copies of the large and small LocalEdge Phone Directories or its Phone Book on CD-ROM are asked to visit the John Muir Drive location.

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Empire Genomics, a Buffalo-based provider of analytical services for research, selected Funakoshi Co. as a distributor of its product portfolio for the Japanese market. The agreement represents Empire's international expansion and importance of growth in the region.

> Patents

Title: "Bridge sensor with collocated electronics and two-wire interface"

No.: 8,179,121

Inventors: Hynd, John William (Clarence Center); Sill, Robert D. (Laguna Hills, Calif.); Higbee, James R. (East Aurora)

Assignee: PCB Piezotronics (Depew)

Date issued: May 15, 2012

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Title: "Collar rib for heat exchanger header tanks"

No.: 8,181,694

Inventors: Powers, Michael V. (Lakewood); Carapellatti, Scot (Olean)

Assignee: Valeo Inc. (Auburn Hills, Mich.)

Date issued: May 22, 2012