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On the Record / Thursday, March 16, 2006

Friday's events

>Seminars

Erie County Department of Senior Services, free financial planning seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Topic: "Financial Planning for Your Longevity." Reservations, call 858-8544.

SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Co. will host an IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for eligible Buffalo residents to prepare 2005 income tax returns, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., today and March 24, Buffalo Customer Center, Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. Schedule an appointment by calling (866) 787-2226.

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>Hires / Promotions / Honors

The Western New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals named Thomas J. Guagliardo president for 2006. He is with Goodwill Industries. Other officers: Vice president, external relations: Gia Alessandra Coone, American Heart Association; vice president, professional advancement, Carmine A. Grande, Buffalo State College; vice president, membership services, Eileen M. Lew, Beechwood Continuing Care; treasurer, Cindy Eller, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and secretary, Kevin M. McLaughlin, Mercy Hospital Foundation. Members: Michael E. Benzin, Jeanmarie Cieslica, Jody M. Harvy, Andrew L. Mantione, Benjamin Marchione, Thomas Murphy, Mary F. Ries, David J. Sampson and Guido Tomassi.

Morgan Stanley senior vice president and wealth adviser Louis R. Licata achieved recertification as a certified financial planner. Licata is with the firm's Orchard Park office.

The Buffalo law firm of Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer, Monte and Pajak named Kristen M. Walder an associate. Walder is a 2005 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law.

Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centre, 1054 McKinley Mall, promoted Cyndy Canady to program consultant. Canady, with the company for 13 years, most recently served as a weight loss consultant at the Williamsville location.

Lauer-Manguso Associates and Architects, an architectural and engineering firm specializing in planning and design for commercial, education, industrial and retail markets, appointed Steven Edelstein marketing and public relations intern and Chuck Wilson a draftsman at the Buffalo firm.

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>Company items

Realty USA has opened a new office located at 5665 S. Transit Road, Lockport. The building is a 6,000 square foot real estate center. Realty USA is an independent real estate company with 58 offices and more than 2,000 agents and employees.

E-3 Communications was retained to provide public relations and public affairs counsel to Sheldon Energy, the sponsor of the High Sheldon Wind Farm being developed in the town of Sheldon in Wyoming County.

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Cheektowaga are partnering with Map Works of Rochester to produce a town map and community guide of the Town of Cheektowaga. The project is slated for completion this summer.

OtherWisz Creative Corp., a Buffalo graphic design firm specializing in identity design and Web Site development, developed a new brand for Harmonic Resolution Systems, a Buffalo-based manufacturer of vibration isolation and damping products for sophisticated audio systems. OtherWisz upgraded the look of HRS' product sell sheets to reflect the quality of its high-end products and the introduced the new brand during this year's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

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>Contributing

M&T Bank awarded $9,250 Junior Achievement of Western New York to provide funding for JA's financial literacy and workforce preparation programs and a JA student scholarship. And The Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation awarded $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Western New York to support business and economic education programs for area youth.

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>Patents

Title: "Device and method of reducing bias flow in oscillatory ventilators "

No.: 7,007,693

Inventors: Fuhrman, Bradley P. (Buffalo); Dowhy, Mark S. (Buffalo)

Assignee: The Research Foundatilon of State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: March 7, 2006

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