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ON THE RECORD / FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2005

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Greater Buffalo Savings Bank promoted Megan Buncy, Janice Galluzzo, Darren Gress and Mary Jo Suffoletta to vice president. A graduate of the State University College at Brockport, Buncy joined the bank in 2000 as operations coordinator in Systems Technology. Galluzzo joined GBSB in 2003 and is the bank's compliance manager. She previously was an assistant vice president with Bank of America. Gress began his career with Ford Motor Credit Co. and currently serves as the bank's consumer lending manager. Suffoletta joined GBSB in 2000 as its West Seneca branch manager. Previously she was with Chase and M&T banks.

American Express senior financial adviser Mark C. Massaro qualified for membership in the Circle of Success program based upon his experience in superior financial planning and client service.

Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham and Coppola attorney Daniel E. Sarzynski recently co-presented at a Lorman seminar titled "Negotiating AIA, AGC and Other Construction Contracts to Maximize Profits." Sarzynski concentrates his practice in construction and commercial litigation.

Univera Healthcare elected Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, The Buffalo News; David J. Nasca, First Niagara Financial Group; William J. Pienta, United Steelworkers of America and Sundra L. Ryce, SLR Contracting and Service Co. to its regional advisory board for a two year term. The board provides advice and counsel to Univera Healthcare's regional president.

Company items

The Erie County Agricultural Society has signed a long-term agreement with Erie Promotions and Expos, a Pennsylvania consumer trade show production corporation, to produce the All New WNY Home and Garden Expo in 2006 at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg on Feb. 9-12. The company currently produces the WNY Sport and Travel Expo, one of New York States largest outdoor sport and travel shows and The For Women Only Expo.

FB Portable Displays, a Williamsville exhibit design firm specializing in portable and modular displays, contracted with the New York State Employee Assistance Program for six ShowStyle displays to be used at its ongoing community events. The tabletop model folds into a self-containing briefcase for easy transportation and can be fitted with several interchangeable graphic panels allowing the EAP to keep its message current without having to replace the entire display.

JCharlier Communication Design, a Buffalo/Niagara-based marketing communications and design agency, will be featured in LogoLounge 2, 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers for a logo it created for Toro Tapas Bar on Elmwood Avenue. The book presents the best designs of the year judged by designers from the UK, Germany, Australia and the U.S. and is part of a series celebrating the work of top logo designers.

Patents

Title: "Pivot mask"

No.: 6,883,182

Inventors: Necci, Raymond M. (Lancaster, NY); Castro, Valentin A. (Williamsville, NY)

Assignee: AVOX Systems, Inc. (Lancaster, NY)

Date issued: April 26, 2005

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