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Wednesday's events

Business groups

* Junior Achievement of Western New York 18th annual JA business Leadership Hall of Fame and Spirit of Achievement Awards Dinner, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency, Two Fountain Plaza. Cost $125. For reservations, call 853-1381, ext.12.

Seminars and classes

* Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the University at Buffalo School of Management, business breakfast session, 8-10 a.m., Jacobs Executive Development Center, Butler Mansion, Delaware Avenue and North Street. Topic: "Best Practices from Western New York Businesses." Cost $50. To register, call 645-3000 or visit:

* The Buffalo Events Network, "Rebuild, Recharge . . . Re-Event! -- How to Breathe New Life into Your Event," 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Conference Center Niag ara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Registration: 9 a.m. Lunch and vendor fair: 11:30 a.m..-1 p.m. Cost, $75. Call Nicole Passantino, 817-7469 or Jennifer Kurzdorfer, 684-6250.

* The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, free networking session for current and potential small business owners, noon-1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Call 888-6650.


Slade's Ferry Bank president and CEO Mary Lynn D. Lenz was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking by the national publication "US Banker." The Kenmore native is a former senior vice president at Key Bank in Buffalo. Lenz attended Niagara University and Buffalo State College and is a 1994 graduate of Leadership Buffalo.<

The law firm of Hodgson Russ named Thomas E. Popek an associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group in the Buffalo office. A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Popek previously served as a consulting engineer to Fortune 500 companies.

The Waters facilities nurses, Elsa Himes, Allegany; Janet Wysocki, Aurora Park; Mary Swartz and Barbara VanRensselaer, Eden; Christina Stowell, Endicott; Patricia Just, Gasport; Alice Decker, Houghton; Corinne Cintron, P.J. Ruscinski and Tracy Sullivan, Orchard Park; Suzanne Venneman, Salamanca; Constance Trexler, Three Rivers and Wendi Devlin and Susan Hoeft, Westfield achieved wound care certification through the National Alliance of Wound Care.

84 Lumber Co. named Nicholas Selig a manager trainee at the building material's retail store in Chaffee.

Business names

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 between Oct. 12-15:

2nd Impressions

230 Highland Pkwy., Tonawanda 14223

Filer(s): Thomas Kersch


104 Bissell Ave., Depew 14043

Filer(s): Hudson Viele

Advance Enterprise

24 Wakefield Ave., Buffalo 14214

Filer(s): Dondrell Vance

AGP Associates

246 Millicent Ave., Buffalo 14215

Filer(s): Thomas Gaulin

All Phase Builders

2114 Seneca St., Buffalo 14210

Filer(s): Thomas Gilson


68 Linden Ave., Buffalo 14214

Filer(s): Peter O'Connell

Avalanche Camp Publishing

654 Wyoming Ave., Bufaflo 14215

Filer(s): Fred Edwards

B 3 Construction

156 Pilgrim Rd., Tonawanda 14150

Filer(s): John Boldinski

Oz Protective Service

190 Brunck Rd., Lancaster 14086

Filer(s): Angelo Monaco

Perry Enterprise

109 Mayer St., Buffalo 14207

Filer(s): Maurice Thomas

Pharaohs Oasis

2700 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda 14150

Filer(s): Raymond Bogart

RNS Tours

12 Tennessee St., Buffalo 14204

Filer(s): Robert Smith

Rocket Group Medical Billing

86 Meaford Rd., Cheektowaga 14215

Filer(s): Pamala Kimball

Rose Of Sharon Cleaning

92 Highland Dr., Williamsville 14221

Filer(s): Sharon Wienckowski

Runaway Train

5415 Main St., Williamsville 14221

Filer(s): Michael Way

Company items

The Better Business Bureau honored Evans National Bank with the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics recently in recognition of its commitment to customer service and satisfaction and determination to use ethical practices. The bank has nine branches in Erie and Chautauqua counties with a tenth branch scheduled to open in North Buffalo in late 2004.

Quinlan and Company, an advertising, marketing and web services firm in Amherst, was recognized by the National Association of Investors Corporation as a National Winner in the 2004 Nicholson Awards competition in recognition of the 2003 annual report they produced for IDEX Corporation. The report, along with a complete listing of all winners in the competition, will be featured in the January 2005 issue of "Better Investing" magazine.

The Dyna-Purge Division of Shuman Plastics, Buffalo, will open warehouse operations in Salt Lake City, Utah in November to serve 12 western states. The company says the expansion will lower freight costs and enhance service for customers in these western state for its line of thermoplastic purging compounds. The company also has warehouse facilities in Buffalo, Houston, and Niagara Falls, Ontario.


Title: "Door and drawer pull jig"

No.: 6,804,891

Inventors: Hurtgam, Mervin W. (14 Thomas Jefferson La., Amherst, NY 14226)

Date issued: Oct. 19, 2004

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