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On the Record / Friday, September 16, 2005

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Buffalo Agency of Mass Mutual Financial Group appointed Michael Walsh and Timothy Walsh financial service professionals.

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The board of directors of Child and Family Services re-elected James R. Boldt chair. Boldt is president and CEO of Computer Task Group. Other officers: Vice chair, Danis J. Gehl; treasurer, Richard W. Parker and secretary, Michael K. Walsh. Also the board named Wendy W. Barth, senior vice president of marketing at Rich Products, a director.

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AXA Advisors vice president Michael Lucey earned the Certified Financial Planner professional designation.

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The certified public accounting firm of Brock, Schechter and Polakoff appointed Gregory Hack and Amanda Lanski staff accountants.

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Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel partners Gayle L. Eagan, Randall M. Odza, Edward G. Piwowarczyk and William I. Schapiro were named to the Woodward White list of Best Lawyers in America 2006.

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BCS, a Tonawanda-based energy services and control systems integrator, named Tina Nati payroll and billing specialist.

> Company items

Donuts to Dollars, an independent distributor of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to fund-raising organizations, offers free delivery to the fund-raiser site within a 20-mile radius of the Tonawanda or Cheektowaga Krispy Kreme locations. To obtain a free consultation, call Michael Malek at 907-4185 or e-mail:

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Susan Riley Design of Williamsville recently completed graphic design and digital production for a variety of printed cognitive enhancement materials for Homewatch CareGivers' new program "Pathways to Memory." The program is designed to improve the memory of Alzheimer's and dementia clients thereby increasing their ability to remain independent in their own homes.

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General Security, a Plainview-headquartered security service and installation provider, recently opened an office at 5500 Main St. in Williamsville.

> Contributing

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, an Amherst philanthropic provider to organizations in Erie and Niagara counties serving children and families affected by psychological disorders, developmental disabilities or drug abuse, awarded Horizon Health Services, a private non-for-profit chemical dependency, mental health and medical treatment services provider, a $111,000 grant to underwrite its new Brief Strategic Family Therapy program and provide training focused on adolescent chemical dependency to five staff members.

> Patents

Title: "GD2 peptide mimics"No.: 6,939,948

Inventors: Ferrone, Soldano (Buffalo, NY); Tsao, Chun-Yen (Grand Island, NY); Wang, Xinhui (Williamsville, NY); Luo, Wei (Getzville, NY); Cheung, Nai-Kong V. (Purchase, NY)

Assignee: Health Research Inc. (Buffalo, NY); Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (New York, NY)

Date issued: Sept. 6, 2005

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