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On the Record / Friday, Dec. 9, 2005

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

M.J. Colucci and Son Funeral Chapels funeral director Lynette Castiglia achieved certified funeral celebrant designation.

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Strong Health, a network of health care facilities in Rochester, named Cindi Barry administrator at The Highlands at Brighton, a long term care facility. Most recently, Barry, a Buffalo resident, was a health care consultant with Rotenberg Health Care Consulting.

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TripleTrack, a work-life management and consulting firm in East Amherst, named Christina Schweitzer an account executive. A graduate from Buffalo State College, Schweitzer previously was with a pediatric hospice program operated by Women's and Children's Hospital.

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Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, N.C. named Brooke Lauren Spada program director. Spada is a former resident of East Amherst.

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Choco-Logo Confectionery Design, a chocolate logo supply provider, named Cherie Messore marketing director and Leah Sciabarrasi retail special projects. Messore most recently was marketing manager at the Buffalo and Erie Botanical Gardens. She is a graduate of Medaille College. Sciabarrasi is a recent University at Buffalo graduate. A professional photographer, she is proprietor of Leah-Marie Photography.

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>Company items

The Mansion on Delaware was named a Recommend Property in "Recommended Hotels, Inns, Resorts and Spas -- The Americas, Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific 2006," a luxury hotel guide published by Conde Nast Johansens.

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Lutheran Social Services, a social ministry organization headquartered in Jamestown, selected Carr Marketing Communications, an Amherst strategic planning and marketing communications firm, to develop a strategic marketing communications program.

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Independent Retirement Advisors, a customized retirement strategies and solutions provider, was formed recently by David Bangert, Daniel Kautz, Gregory Lewis and Paul Weppler. The office is located at 2350 N. Forest Road in Amherst. All investment advisory activity is offered through American Portfolios Advisors.

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The staff at Meisner DDS recently completed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration certified seminar, "CDC Recommended Infection Control Practices for Dentistry." The East Aurora dental practice is located at 250 Quaker Road.

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The Kazoo Boutique and Museum in Eden retained Magic Marketing of Wilson to provide publicity and public relations services.

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>Contributing

The Citizens Bank Foundation recently awarded $95,000 in grants to Buffalo area not-for-profit organizations. Included are: Vive La Casa, $30,000; Belmont Shelter, $30,000; Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo and Erie County, $10,000; Women's Business Center of Canisius College, $15,000 and Westside Neighborhood Housing Services, $10,000.

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>Patents

Title: "Floor maintenance machine with air-cooled motor"

No.: 6,971,137

Inventors: Pierce, Paul M. (Grand Haven, MI); Waldhauser, Steven J. (Niagara Falls, NY)

Assignee: Tennant Company (Minneapolis, MN)

Date issued: Dec. 6, 2005

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