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On the Record / June 8, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Anthony Baldi, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, was recently named to the 2012 Chairman's Advisory Council. Baldi again qualified for the council based on distinguished performance and client service. He also was inducted into the company's Hall of Fame.

Baldi works at Anthony Baldi & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, 17 Limestone Drive, Suite 9, Amherst.

Michael G. Minter, financial adviser at Mintco Financial, has launched his book: I-PLAN, which covers all ages and financial phases of people's lives. Minter is a University at Buffalo graduate.

Nowicki and Company managing partner Raymond M. Nowicki was awarded the title of mentor under the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Quality Control Program Peer Review. The mentor program is designed to train a select group of CPAs in qualifying future peer reviewers in the art and standards of performing quality control inspections.

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>Company items

FB Displays & Designs, an event marketing solution provider, collaborated with Ward's Natural Science to create a display banner at the National Science Teacher Association's National Conference in Indianapolis recently. Ward's Natural Science has been a supplier of science education materials since 1862 for students in grades 5 through 9.

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency was one of nine agencies nationwide named by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency as partners in the launch of Making Global Local, an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with the federal agency's export-promoting programs.

The Red Coach Inn Hotel in Niagara Falls was awarded the 2012 "Certificate of Excellence" by TripAdvisor, the world travel site. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.

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>Patents

Title: "Device authentication using a unidirectional protocol"

No.: 8,183,980

Inventors: Davis, Michael L. (Amherst); Hulusi, Tam (Santa Ana, Calif.)

Assignee: Assa Abloy AB (Sweden)

Date issued: May 22, 2012