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On the Record / December 28, 2006

>Hires / Promotions / Honors

Morgan Stanley financial adviser Brian Wells has joined the firm's Wealth Advisor Group at the Williamsville office. Morgan Stanley's Wealth Advisors provide customized investment strategies for affluent clients looking to manage, grow, preserve and transition their wealth.

The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care appointed Frank J. Ciccia chief learning officer. Ciccia will provide direction and support for managers and staff to create a learning environment and develop new ways for departments to work together for the benefit of patients, families, clients and the Hospice mission. Most recently, he was manager of Human Resources at the Center for Learning and Development at Fiserv Lending Solutions in Amherst.

The YMCA Buffalo Niagara appointed Thomas A. Fentner to a 3-year term on its corporate board of directors. Fentner is the senior vice president of human resources and administrative services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York.

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>Company items

Energy Curtailment Specialists, an energy company headquartered in Cheektowaga, is planning to expand into the California market over several months, adding 50 employees, many of whom will work out of ECS' local office.

Rosiek's Vacuums will open a new location at 8586 Transit Road, Amherst, moving from their Premier Plaza location. The new store will offer better customer access and more display space.

Generac Power Systems, manufacturer of Guardian Home Standby Generators, has selected Complete Heat, 3474 Walden Ave., Depew, a locally owned comfort equipment provider, as a factory authorized dealer and warranty service provider for Western New York.

Travers Collins and Co. was retained by the Riverview Commerce Park, which is currently being constructed in Tonawanda, to provide creative services. The Buffalo-based marketing communications firm created invitations, banners, and other materials for the groundbreaking ceremony that was held in the fall. The firm also designed a Web site and advertising campaign. The Riverview Commerce Park is located on the Niagara River on 106 acres of land, 75 percent of which will remain undeveloped for a unique and natural work setting.

GenTech Scientific, a gas chromatography and mass spectrometer service company in Arcade, recently opened GenTech Asia, located in Taichung City, Taiwan.

The Oakley Vault Store, offering outerwear and fashion eyewear, recently opened at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, 1900 Military Road.

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>Contributing

Biels' Information Technology Systems raised $476 through its annual theme basket fund drive, The Donna Burger Memorial Fund Raiser, for the Warm the Children Fund.

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>Patents

Title: "Mini-dental implant surgical stent"

No.: 7,153,132

Inventors: Tedesco; James L. (Orchard Park)

Date issued: Dec. 26, 2006

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