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Impact Artists' Gallery named Mary Jane Luce executive director. Luce previously served as treasurer at the Gallery for three years. Also, she founded and owned The Unstable Gallery in Clarence in 1974 and later co-founded the Clarence Center Emporium, managing it from 1981 to 1989. The Gallery, which provides a venue primarily for women artists, is located in Suite 545 of the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main St.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership appointed Thomas Barrett, Albert Baxter, Lisa Judkiewicz and Frank Kupiec account executives in its Membership Department. Also, the BNP promoted Bridget Corcoran to director of government relations; Anita Genovese to chief financial officer; Janine Tramont to director of member services; Heidi Bugenhagen to manager of member relations and named Jody Vohwinkel, executive assistant to the president and CEO, director of administration.

The law firm of Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel named Amy P. Herstek and Christina Simanca-Proctor associates at its Buffalo office. Herstek, a graduate from the University at Buffalo School of Law, concentrates her practice in business and corporate law. Simanca-Proctor also obtained her J.D. from UB and concentrates her practice in litigation.

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Crown Training and Consulting Services Company, a project management firm, was accepted into the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program and certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business in the federal government's SDB program. The nine-year program allows the company to receive business development assistance from SBA and also allows participation on the federal government's multibillion dollar 8(a) set-aside procurements locally and nationally.

Innovative Realty Services represented H&R Block in its lease of 1600 square feet of office space at 637 Walden Ave. from the Bank of America. Pyramid Brokers co-brokered the deal. Also, Innovative Realty Services represented Midas Muffler in its sublease of 4,000 square feet at Kmart Plaza at 1460 Transit Road in Cheektowaga.

Daewoo Heavy Industries America honored Syracuse Supply/2SQ Machine Tools of Buffalo with its Top Performer for 2004 Eastern Region Awards at its annual sales meeting designating the company as the leading distributor for machines tools sales for New York State.

ProActive Sports Rehab, an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy service provider, recently opened at 5815 South Park Ave. in Hamburg. The office is operated by physical therapists Jeffrey D. Kirchmyer and Anthony T. Goode.


Verizon awarded a $5,000 grant to Junior Achievement of WNY to help support its financial literacy and workforce preparation programs for area high school students.


Title: "Engraving holder"

No.: 6,869,069

Inventors: Azvedo, Joseph (Pickering, CA); Lux, Richard Christopher (Williamsville, NY); Nixon, Alan Edward (Amherst, NY); Sluce, Robin (Whitby, CA); Welscher, Perry (Toronto, CA)

Assignee: R.Q.C. Ltd. (Buffalo, NY)

Date issued: March 22, 2005

Title: "Method and apparatus for vertical voltage potential mapping"

No.: 6,870,356

Inventors: Murray, Neal S. (Hamburg, NY); Kleinfelder Jr., Henry G. (Orchard Park, NY); Niles, Kevin D. (Lockport, NY)

Assignee: S-T-N Holdings, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV)

Date issued: March 22, 2005

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