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Buffalo's First Chapter of Business Networking International, 7 a.m., Holiday Inn-Buffalo Airport, 4600 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Speaker: Jerry Carlo, "Cosmetic Dentistry." New members welcome. Call Steven Morgan, 773-5905.

The TIP Club of Buffalo, a networking group open to business professionals, meeting, 7:30 a.m., Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Call Tony Calandra, 897-0700, ext. 227.

Downtown Toastmasters, 7:30-8:45 a.m., M&T Bank Executive Board Room, 19th Floor, One M&T Plaza. Guests welcome. Call Deborah Flemming, 632-2345.


AAA Travel Center's travel counselor Debbie Drew achieved accredited cruise counselor certification after recently completing requirements for Cruise Line International Associations' Cruise Counselor Program.

E-3 Communications, a public relations and public affairs agency based in Buffalo, promoted Therese J. Hickok to senior account executive. A graduate of Canisius College and Buffalo State College, Hickok joined the agency in 2003.

The law firm of Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer, Monte and Pajak named Michael M. Chelus an associate attorney at its downtown office at 1000 Main Court Building, 438 Main St., and 2448 Union Road in Cheektowaga. Chelus is the son of the firm's president and CEO Michael F. Chelus and is the third generation to go into the legal profession after graduating from the State University at Buffalo Law School.

The MONY Group's local managing director Joseph DiLeo qualified for GAMA International's 2004 Silver International Management Award in recognition of his commitment to excellence in distribution management.

Prudential financial planner Thomas Branchini qualified to attend the company's President's Conference in West Palm Beach, Fla. Selection for this honor is based on outstanding production results in the prior year.

Buffalo Cardiology and Pulmonary Associates named Dr. Celestino Pietrantoni to its Williamsville staff. Dr. Pietrantoni is board certified pulmonary disease with specialties in critical care and internal medicine.

Watts Engineering and Architecture appointed Erika R. Abbondonzieri architect designer. Abbondonzieri is a graduate of the State University at Buffalo.

DBA's, or "Doing Business As," are names reserved by people who are doing or plan to do business under names other than their own. The names are filed with the Erie County Clerk's Office. These names were filed the weeks of June 26-July 2 and July 5-9::
Bettors Blooms
12532 Rte 438, Irving 14081
Filer(s): Diane Williams
Buffalo Skyline
2120 Maple Rd., Williamsville 14221
Filer(s): Eric Wobschall
Caretaker Services
730 Winspear Rd., Elma 14059
Filer(s): Daniel Viapiano
Chupa Creations
684 Starin Ave., Buffalo 14223
Filer(s): Sharilyn Costello
JH Web & Marketing Enterprise
41 Easton Ave., Buffalo 14215
Filer(s): James Harris
Just Kiddin Preschool
3766 Abbott Rd., Orchard Park 14127
Filer(s): Mary Nolan
235 W Utica St., Buffalo 14222
Filer(s): Andrae Kamoche
Kamuchisan Publishing Company
66 Carolina St., Buffalo 14201
Filer(s): Andrae Kamoche
One Stop Mart
302 Grant St., Buffalo 14213
Filer(s): Fateh Fadhel
Preferred Business Solutions
266 Elmwood Ave. #190, Buffalo 14222
Filer(s): Denise Andrew
Reach By Design
252 Hoyt St., Buffalo 14213
Filer(s): Linda Szewczyk
Red Rover Traveling
1199 Luther Rd., East Aurora 14052
Filer(s): Katherin Kenwell-cich
Ronin 2nr
312 Commonwealth Ave., Buffalo 14216
Filer(s): Jason Olson
Sacred Hands Daycare Center
135 Humber Ave., Buffalo 14215
Filer(s): Martha Suggs
Signature Events
208 Mill Rd., West Seneca 14224
Filer(s): Andrea Ball
Sno Birds
302 S Forest Rd., Williamsville 14221
Filer(s): Jane Morris
Sparkys Tax Free Cigarettes
13157 Rt 438, Gowanda 14070
Filer(s): Pamela Hamilton
TMD Enterprises
85 L Oakbrook Dr., Williamsville
Filer(s): Tmd Enterprises

E-3 Communications was retained by The American Plastics Council, a major trade association for the U.S. plastics industry; AES Somerset, which operates a power plant in Barker, and The New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, where E-3 will work to further their efforts regarding work force issues. E-3 Communications is a public relations and public affairs agency with offices in Buffalo and Albany.

Hatch Leonard Naples received the Business Council Insurance Fund's 2003 Top Producer Award. The honor was presented in recognition of the organization's outstanding sales performance and contributions to the growth of the Council's Insurance Fund. Hatch Leonard Naples is a full-service insurance agency with offices in Buffalo.

The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association has named the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center at the University of South Carolina and the Student Recreation Center at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, as Outstanding Sports Facilities. They were designed by the architectural and engineering firm Cannon Design, headquartered on Grand Island.

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation awarded $2,690 to Junior Achievement of Western New York to fund JA programs in the Falconer and Westfield school districts. Also, The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation awarded $8,000 to JA to support programs in the Falconer School District.

Title: "Method for making high thermal diffusivity boron nitride powders"
No.: 6,764,975
Inventors: Clere; Thomas M. (Orchard Park, NY)
Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc. (Worcester, MA)
Date issued: July 20, 2004

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