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On the Record / Friday, March 17, 2006

>Hires / Promotions / Honors

The law firm of Gross Shuman Brizdle and Gilfillan appointed Robin E. Catalano an associate. Catalano, a University at Buffalo School of Law graduate, will concentrate her practice in the areas of personal injury and business litigation.

Phillips Lytle partners Raymond H. Barr, Mark E. Brand, David H. Kernan and Martha L. Salzman recently participated in a Lorman seminar focusing on 401(k)'s and other retirement plans in New York.

GEMKO Information Group, a business solutions consulting firm, promoted Christopher F. Burns Sr. to director of client system modernization. With the firm since 1996, Burns has more than 20 years of industry experience including Mid Range technology consulting, application architecture design, systems integration and support. He is a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College.

Pomeroy IT Solutions, national solutions provider in Hebron, Ky., appointed Keith Blachowiak senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer. An Elma resident, Blachowiak will direct the management, operation and development of all information technology (IT) systems within Pomeroy.

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>Company items

Eric Mower and Associates, a marketing communications agency, was honored by the Promotion Marketing Association with a Gold Reggie Award for the "LENOX Get Caught with the Gold" campaign the agency developed. Also, the agency was awarded a Bronze Reggie Award in the Account Specific category for its Fisher-Price, Kodak and Disney at K-Mart campaign.

The agency also won a Silver Award in the Mecury Awards, a global competition, for a five-minute film created pro-bono for Gilda's Club Western New York. The film finished just behind ESPN in the promotions/documentary category.

The Buffalo branch of AXA Advisors was awarded the President's Trophy, the company's award for its top 10 branches nationwide. Recognition is based on management effectiveness, sales development and profitability. This is the sixth consecutive time the branch achieved this award.

Tanner Remodeling and Construction recently celebrated the grand opening of its new showroom and design facility. The contracting firm recently purchased the former Veinar Paint Store building to accommodate the doubling of its workforce and need for expansion. The new location is across the street from the Hamburg Village Square Plaza between Pleasant and Maple Roads.

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara(WTCBN) was retained by Buffalo Wire Works to perform international business development activities in Latin America. WTCBN will develop and implement an international marketing and sales program to increase Buffalo Wire's market share in the industries of aggregates, mining, agriculture and food processing.

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>Contributing

The Chautauqua Region Community Service Foundation awarded $3,090 through a Community Service Grant to the Junior Achievement of Western New York to benefit JA's financial literacy and workforce preparation programs for the K-12 youth in the Falconer, Jamestown, and Westfield school districts.

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>Patents

Title: "Header tank with integral mounting flange "

No.: 7,007,743

Inventors: Calhoun, Chris A. (Niagara Falls); Hunt, Terry Joseph (Williamsville); Southwick, David A. (Lockport); Kroetsch, Karl Paul (Williamsville); Wawrocki, Krzysztof (Poland); El Moutamid, Khalid (France); Matsunaga, Yusuke (Amherst); Art, Laurent (Belgium)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies Inc. (Troy, Mich)

Date issued: March 7, 2006

Title: "Portable air filtration system utilizing a conductive coating and a filter for use therein "

No.: 7,008,469

Inventors: Vetter, Stephan Michael (Lockport); Enzinna, Donald John (Lockport)

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

Date issued: March 7, 2006

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