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On the Record / Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

SKM Group, a marketing communications agency, appointed Renata Toney public relations director. A graduate from the University at Buffalo, Toney most recently was a professional services contractor at Fisher-Price.

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Ameriprise Financial Services financial adviser Ted Cadwallader received high ratings from his clients in the company's annual client satisfaction survey. Cadwallader's clients rated him highly in overall satisfaction and financial knowledge.

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Phillips Lytle partner Kenneth A. Manning recently was moderator and presenter of a Continuing Legal Education Seminar regarding Trusts, Structures and Tax Planning, focusing on "Protecting Your Client and Your Practice Before Verdict or Settlement." Also, Gregory L. Peterson, a law firm partner and president of The Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, presented a welcome address.

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Hodgson Russ senior associate Jodyann Galvin was a featured speaker at a New York State Bar Association Employment Law Litigation Institute continuing legal education seminar titled "Litigating Non-Compete Cases in New York."

> Company items

The Niagara Region Glenridge Quarry Naturalization Site in Ontario was awarded a first place and gold award in the Natural section of the Environmentally Sustainable Projects Awards at the finals of Livcom, an international awards for livable communities backed by the United Nations Environment Development Program. Peter J. Smith and Co. of Buffalo and Fort Erie is the project designer.

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Club 50 Fitness Center, a new exercise facility designed to address the fitness needs of people 50 and older, recently opened at 708 Maple Road in Amherst. The center can be reached at 689-6135.

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Suchak Data Systems, a Grand Island technology solutions provider and xDefenders, a Fairport information security services provider, recently forged a partnership to offer information technology, secure banking systems and information security services to community-based financial institutions.

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Conbrio Design, a Buffalo creative design firm specializing in corporate branding and Web site development, recently launched a Web site for Gold Standard Travel at www.goldstandardtravel.com. The online travel company, headquartered in Niagara Falls, seeks to connect travelers with prestigious accommodations throughout the United States and Canada. The site includes a collection of upscale resorts from the Niagara Peninsula region.

> Contributing

The Cheektowaga Sam's Club presented $1,000 each to 10 local organizations through the company's Community Grant Program: CCC Charities, Cheektowaga Senior Center, Town of Cheektowaga Reinstein Library, Town of Cheektowaga Julia Boyer Library, City Mission of Buffalo, Junior Achievement, St. Adalbert's Response to Love Center, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, The Salvation Army of Buffalo and The Variety Club of Buffalo.

> Patents

Title: "Liquid sample collection system"

No.: 6,976,398

Inventors: Leoncavallo, Richard A. (Niagara Falls, NY); Baird, Peter K. (Honeoye Falls, NY); Harris, Scott A. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Nalge Nunc International Corporation (Rochester, NY)

Date issued: Dec. 20, 2005

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