* SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the 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, ext. 305 or visit www.scorebuffalo.org.
* Financial Planning Association of Upstate New York, Estate and Gift Tax Update, 2:30 to 6 p.m., Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. Speakers: Attorneys Paul Comeau and Victoria D'Angelo. Cost, $25. Registration, FPA Chapter Office, P.O. Box 539, Webster 14580; call: (800) 442-3769 or visit: www.nyfpa.org.
First Niagara Bank promoted Robert J. Ganson to assistant vice president, real estate manager. Ganson, a Canisius College graduate, joined the bank in 2002.
Maintenance and Management Associates, an Amherst-based janitorial and building maintenance contractor, named Kay Eberwein project manager. Eberwein has more than 10 years of building services industry management experience.
The Buffalo accounting firm of Lumsden and McCormick named Mark E. Klinger manager in the firm's Tax Department. Klinger, a CPA, has nearly 10 years of public accounting experience. He is a graduate from Alfred State University.
UPS recognized Ross J. Colello, a package delivery driver, for completing 15 years of driving without an accident. Colello works out of the James E. Casey Drive facility in Buffalo.
Buffalo attorney James P. Renda was listed in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Greenfield Court director of health services Ivy Wood was selected as an item writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination. Wood, an LPN, was nominated by the New York State Board of Nursing. Greenfield Court, an affiliate of Niagara Lutheran Health System, is assisted living apartments in Lancaster.
Andrews Jewelers retained TripleTrack, an Amherst-based work-life management and consulting firm, to provide human resource services and other work-life management solutions. Andrews Jewelers, located on Transit Road in Williamsville, is owned by Andrew Moquin.
Leader All Surface Printing of Buffalo, a division of Printing Prep, specializing in large format digital printing, completed the production and installation of graphics for the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena.
OtherWisz Creative Corporation, a graphic design firm specializing in identity design and Web site development, designed the 2006 fund-raising catalog for Fowler's Chocolates. Fowler's has been making chocolates and candies in Buffalo since 1910.
First Niagara Bank awarded $3,000 to Junior Achievement of WNY to provide JA programs to students in the Western New York community; Key Foundation awarded $2,000 to support JA's middle grade financial literacy and work force preparation programs; and Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to help with the implementation of JA's Economics for Success program.
Title: "Servoactuator having motor-driven actuator with hydraulic force amplification"
Inventors: Geiger, David (Orchard Park, NY)
Assignee: Moog Inc. (East Aurora, NY)
Date issued: Dec. 6, 2005