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On the Record / Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005

> Thursday's events


Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives, Sunrise Seminar, 7:30-9:15 a.m., Millenium Hotel and Resorts, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Program: Every Encounter Counts, presented by Dan Mecca, Abbey, Mecca and Co. Reservations, call 662-2279 or e-mail:

> Hires / Promotions / Honors

Clinton Brown, president of Clinton Brown Co. Architecture, a company specializing in revitalizing existing buildings and communities, was named to the interim board of directors for Canal New York, a marketing and business alliance created to market canal-related tourism, support business and spur government actions.

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Brisbane Consulting Group, a business valuation and management consulting firm, appointed Shafiq N. Jalal senior analyst. A University at Buffalo graduate, Jalal previously was with Brandon Management Group.

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Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel partner Sean P. Beiter recently presented a briefing on legal issues affecting background checks for the Organization of Public Employer Negotiators. Beiter is the administrator of the law firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group.

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Eckis Realty Inc. Land Co. of West Falls named Loretta Labby residential sales specialist. A licensed real estate agent, Labby most recently served as the agency's office manager.

> Company items

TVGA Consultants, an engineering firm headquartered in Elma, was awarded a $3 million, three-year Indefinite Delivery Contract by the Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the Residential Communities Initiative throughout the Norfolk District and the North Atlantic Division. TVGA will provide metes and bounds surveys, topographic surveys, hydrographic surveys, and aerial photography and photogrammetric mapping.

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Algonquin Studios, a Buffalo software and Web site development company, has renewed its contract with Microsoft Corporation for electronic invoicing and bill payment support services. Under the agreement, Algonquin will continue to provide electronic invoicing and accounts receivable management services for four of Microsoft's divisions including Microsoft WHGL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs), Microsoft Events, Microsoft Studios and Microsoft Proforma.

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Carr Marketing Communications, an Amherst strategic planning and marketing communications firm, developed and led a training seminar for Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York. The one-day seminar trained coalition members to articulate messages on advance health care planning for media interviews and public presentations.

> Patents

Title: "Unitary hollowed piston with improved structural strength"

No.: 6,941,852

Inventors: Le, Anh (Lockport, NY); Plew, Roy Allan (Tonawanda, NY); Quesada, John F. (Williamsville, NY)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc. (Troy, MI)

Date issued: Sept. 13, 2005

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Title: "Sound quality box call"

No.: 6,942,539

Inventors: Kirby, Richard C. (6426 W. Quaker Rd., Orchard Park, NY 14127)
Date issued: Sept. 13, 2005

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