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The PACE Program at Houghton College Maximum Impact simulcast events, "The Influential Leader" 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Williamsville and the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, 4999 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Cost, $49 includes lunch. Registration, call 674-6363; visit: or e-mail:


Delaware North Companies Sportservice named Richard Dobransky vice president in the Well Bread Restaurant Services Group, the company's premium catering dining division. Dobransky previously was senior vice president with the Chicago-based Levy Restaurants.

The Career Resource Center and LEAP Internship Program at the University at Buffalo School of Management honored the following intern supervisors with its 2004 Supervisors of the Year award for their contributions to the professional development of the UB interns who worked for them: Beth Bauman, Sorrento Lactalis; John Tyczynski, Legg Mason Wood Walker; Sioban Smith, Perry's Ice Cream Co.; Jay Mileham, Canadian Consulate General; Regis O'Connor, Fisher-Price; Brian Durant, Fisher-Price; John Cimasi, Citigroup; Kimberly Standish, National Fuel and Ron Covelli, Moog Inc. The program developed the awards in gratitude of local business community support.

Lawler and Witskowski partner Lawrence M. Lawler instructed a marketing seminar recently at the Professional Accounting Center located at 2250 Wehrle Drive in Williamsville. Lawler is a CPA and certified tax resolution specialist.

The law firm of Gross Shuman Brizdle and Gilfillan named Thomas J. Keable a partner. Keable focuses his practice in the areas of finance and banking, corporate law and cross-border transactions. He works out of the Buffalo and Burlington, Ont. offices.

Hodgson Russ attorney Benjamin M. Zuffranieri recently served as co-chair for the first annual Emerging Issues in Cross-Boarder Commercial Litigation seminar at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario presented by the Hamilton Law Association. Zuffranieri is a senior partner and lead attorney in the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group.

Company items

Hunt Commercial Real Estate Corporation, a Buffalo-headquartered commercial brokerage firm, was selected as the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for One HSBC Center. The 40-story, 1.2 million square foot office tower was recently purchased by Seneca One Realty, a Manhattan-based consortium of investors and is the largest class A office building in the state outside of New York City. The corporate offices of HSBC Bank USA occupy more than 75 percent of the building.

Moog, Inc. of East Aurora was awarded a $382,080 contract for electro-mechanical actuators and DRS EW and Network Systems of Buffalo was awarded a $318,439 contract for radio frequency modules by the U.S. Naval Inventory Control Point in Philadelphia.

Conbrio Design, 662 Main St., Suite 200, launched a Web site for PrintLink of Buffalo at The client is a job placement service for printing, publishing, packaging and document-management jobs throughout the United States and Canada.


Title: "Wavelet-based clustering method for managing spatial data in very large databases "

No.: 6,882,997

Inventors: Zhang, Aidong (Getzville, NY); Sheikholeslami, Gholamhosein (Buffalo, NY); Chatterjee, Surojit (Mountain View, CA)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of SUNY at Buffalo (Amherst, NY)

Date issued: April 19, 2005