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Thursday's events

Business groups

Working for Downtown, "Thursday in the City B.A.S.H.," a business and social happy hour, 5-8 p.m., Bacchus, 56 W. Chippewa at Franklin.

Buffalo Business and Professional Women's Club and Women Lawyers of Western New York, joint program, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Longfellows Restaurant, 69 Delaware Ave (next to BAC). Program: Equal Pay Day (Un)happy Hour. Cost $25, women; $35, men. Reservations, Lucy Mysiak, 683-5822.


Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, "Credit When Credit Is Due" program, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, 742 Delaware Ave. Call 854-1710 or visit

The Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College, minority small business workshops, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Topic: "Business Plan Development." Call 434-3815 or visit:

The Women's Business Center at Canisius College, "Independent Contractors and Distributors" for current and potential small business owners, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Cost, $49. Call 888-6650 or visit:


The Buffalo law firm of Colucci and Gallaher named Timothy J. Quinlivan special counsel. Quinlivan will concentrate his practice in health law and business transactions. He most recently was senior deputy counsel and a member of the senior management team at Independent Health Association.

Allstate Insurance agent Paul Chrzanowski qualified for a special statewide initiative designed to award agents who are dedicated to growing their local business, maintaining a presence in the community and improving the overall customer experience. Chrzanowski achieved the first level of the four level recognition program that will run throughout 2005. An Allstate agent for 23 years, his office is located at 2746 Eggert Road. In addition, he has a Depew office at 5874 Transit Road.

Company items

LaBella Associates, an engineering and project management firm, was awarded a Gold Award for Engineering Excellence in the Structural Systems Category by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York for the City of Buffalo's Michigan Avenue Bridge Replacement Project.

Transit Drive-in of Lockport retained Magic Marketing of Wilson to provide publicity and public relations services for its 2005 season.

Buffalo MRI and CT at 4927 Main Street in Amherst, was awarded American College of Radiology Accreditation for the achievement of high practice standards of both the personnel and facility equipment after a peer review evaluation of its image quality and practices.


Adelphia Communications has given $5,000 to the Communication Department at Buffalo State College after students produced two advertisements for the cable company. Two teams of communication majors developed ads for Adelphia last fall which have aired on the cable system, focusing on competition and on Adelphia's Internet service.


Title: "Servo motor driven scroll pattern attachments for tufting machine with computerized design system and methods of tufting"

No.: 6,877,449

Inventors: Morgante, Michael R. (East Aurora, NY); Bishop, Mike (Signal Mountain, TN); Stanfield, Randall E. (Soddy Daisy, TN); Vaughen, Eric J. (Chattanooga, TN); Prichard, Richard (Hixson, TN)

Assignee: Tuftco Corporation (Chattanooga, TN)

Date issued: April 12, 2005

Title: "Ball launching apparatus"

No.: 6,877,501

Inventors: Wojtkiewicz, Mark (Lancaster, NY); Rumfola III, Ross (Akron, NY); Shinn, Kevin R. (Westfalls, NY); Moomaw, Dave (East Auroroa, NY)

Assignee: Mattel, Inc. (El Segundo, CA)

Date issued: April 12, 2005