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On the Record / July 5, 2007

>Hires / Promotions / Honors

Ingram Micro, a California-headquartered technology distributor, promoted Daniel Sheehan to director, market development at the company's Williamsville office. Most recently sales director, Sheehan joined the company in 1996. He holds a degree in electrical technology from Alfred State University.

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The law firm of Goldberg Segalla named Brian R. Biggie an associate. Biggie previously practiced at Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte. He graduated from George Mason University School of Law.

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Chiampou Travis Besaw and Kershner, an Amherst accounting firm, named Tracie Palmisano and Michael Cournyea staff accountants. Palmisano is a graduate of Canisius College and was previously associated with Toski, Schaefer and Co. Cournyea is a graduate of Niagara University and was previously associated with Apollo Healthcare.

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Niagara Falls Housing Authority executive director Stephanie W. Cowart was re-elected vice president of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association's professional development committee for a two-year term.

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>Company items

clevermethod Inc., an East Aurora Web and technology solutions firm, will provide Web development services for Eastman Machine Co., a Buffalo manufacturer of manual cutting machines, automated cutting systems, material handling equipment and software solutions, and the Center for Development of Human Services, a training and human resource development enterprise at Buffalo State College.

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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and KeyBank presented the KeyBank Small Business Awards to: Under $1 Million Business of the Year, Made in Buffalo; Best Start Up Story, Education Healthcare; Most Unique, Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect; Most Innovative, VSP Marketing Graphic Group. $1 Million-$5 Million Business of the Year, Robitaille Relocation and Real Estate; Most Innovative, Saia Communications; Most Poised for Growth, Tronconi Segarra and Associates.

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Merchants Insurance Group has introduced EZLynx comparative rating platform for homeowners' policy rating in New York. EZLynx is an Internet-based agency service that provides a single data entry point to generate accurate real-time homeowners' rate quotes from multiple carriers.

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>Contributing

Campanella Orthotics of Buffalo and Amherst donated $15,000 in orthotics and prosthetics to needy children at the Carlos Monge Medrano Hospital in Juliaca, Peru.

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>Patents

Title: "Family vacation game"

No.: 7,234,699

Inventors: Putnam, Anne (Orchard Park)

Date issued: June 26, 2007

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