> Wednesday's events
* The Women's Business Center at Canisius College free information counseling session for current and potential small business owners, noon-1 p.m., Demerly Hall, Canisius College, 2365 Main St. Call 888-6650 or visit: www.canisius.edu/wbc.
* SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Lackawanna Public Library,"Starting and Managing Your Business" workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna. Cost, $25. Call 551-4301 or visit: www.scorebuffalo.org.
* Universities of Upstate New York Venture Forum, UNYTECH05, 3:30 p.m., continues Thursday, 7:30 a.m., Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Cost $75. To register, visit: www.unytech.org/registration.html.
> Hires / Promotions / Honors
Evans National Bank named Jeffrey Murbach assistant vice president and branch manager of its Derby office located at 6840 Erie Road. Murbach has 21 years of banking experience in the Western New York market. He holds a finance degree from Canisius College.
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Morgan Stanley financial adviser Scott M. Neff achieved membership in the firm's Wealth Adviser Program after completing advanced training at its New York City headquarters. A Canisius College graduate, Neff has been with the firm since 2000.
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The WCA Hospital in Jamestown appointed Dr. Ronnie Mohammed primary care, general internal medicine physician at its 51 Glasgow Ave. office and Dr. Lorraine Wharton-Mohammed to its Department of Psychiatry staff at the 567 Fairmount Ave. location.
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Arbordale Nurseries's Jeffrey Salmon recently joined the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), a national trade association representing more than 4,000 green industry service providers and suppliers that specialize in design/build/installation, interiorscaping, lawn care and maintenance. Arbordale Nurseries is located at 480 Dodge Road in Getzville.
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The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, N.C., named Jeff Bolender director of security. Bolender is a former resident of the Niagara Falls area.
> Company items
Dresser-Rand Group, an Olean supplier of rotating equipment, completed acquisition of Tuthill Energy Systems, a manufacturer of single- and multi-stage steam turbines and portable ventilators used throughout the energy industry. Dresser-Rand acquired TES operations in Burlington, Iowa, Milbury Mass. and Bielefeld, Germany, as well as products manufactured under the Coppus, Murray and Nadrowski brands.
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Gambacorta Eye Care, including Seton Optical, has joined Eye Care Professionals of Western New York, a family-based eye care practice. All four locations, 750 Dick Road, Cheektowaga; 3364 Sheridan Drive, Amherst; 2290 Main St., Buffalo and 130 Empire Drive, West Seneca, offer evening and Saturday appointments and have 24-hour on call emergency services.
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As of early August, Greater Buffalo Savings Bank has eliminated the limit on free transactions through 283 KeyBank ATMs in New York state. Previously, the thrift charged $1.50 per transaction after the fifth one. As part of Key's agent bank program, banks pay to give their customers surcharge-free access to Key's ATMs.
Title: "Portable motion detector and alarm system and method"
Inventors: Script, Michael H. (Buffalo, NY); Script, Henry J. (Buffalo, NY)
Assignee: Guardit Technologies LLC (Buffalo, NY
Date issued: Sept. 6, 2005
Title: "Connection apparatus for CCTV systems "No.: 6,943,849
Inventors: Harding, Albert (Hamburg, NJ); Thompson, Edwin S. (Campbell Hall, NY); Crable Jr., William A. (Blauvelt, NY); Mullins, Christopher M. (Pearl River, NY); Davis, Leroy (Clifton, NJ); Gelman, Gregory (Ramsey, NJ); Germain, Robert E. (Scarsdale, NY); Johnson, Harold (Monroe, NY)
Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics Corporation (Boca Raton, FL)
Date issued: Sept. 13, 2005