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On the Record / February 10, 2009

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The board of trustees of Goodwill Industries of Western New York named Michael W. Laipple its president for 2009. Laipple, an active trustee since 2004, is the president of LPCiminelli Solutions. Other officers: vice-chairman, Terrence M. Gilbride, Hodgson Russ and treasurer/secretary, Gregory Dann Stevens, RiverWright. Executive Committee: Mark P. Collard, Odyssey Advisors; Robert D. Eck, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp.; Roger J. Hoffman, Northeast Mechanical and Joseph W. Miner, WorkflowOne.

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute named Michael J. Freedman director of Communications. Freedman was employed by Artpark in Lewiston for the last five years, initially as public relations coordinator and subsequently as the director of communications. He graduated from Geneseo State College with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Hunt Real Estate Corporation promoted Nikki E. Alieva to director of marketing and public relations. Alieva joined the company in 2007. She graduated from the University at Buffalo and has an MBA from Canisius College.

Burden, Gulisano and Hickey attorney Jonathan S. Hickey co-authored an article titled, "The Graves Amendment: Pre-emption Legislation Creates a Cap on Liability," which was published in the January issue of For The Defense, the Defense Research Institute's national publication. In addition, he recently spoke on "Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation" at a Continuing Legal Education seminar in Buffalo.

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>Company items

Cenergy, an East Aurora advertising agency, was named Best Collateral at the 6th Annual National Sports Forum ADchievement Awards in Phoenix recently. The agency won for its 20-page Toronto Blue Jays brochure, called "The Perfect Fit," describing corporate partnership opportunities.

Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, welcomed into its network Buffalo Neurosurgery, 550 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca; Delta OB/GYN, 1026 Union Road, West Seneca; Kensington X-Ray, 388 Evans St., Williamsville; Ken-Ton Open MRI, 2882 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore; and Medlab Inc., 600 Cayuga Road, Buffalo.

Manzella Marketing Group, a Buffalo marketing communications firm, was retained as agency of record for Environmental Education Associates to provide strategic planning and rebranding, Web site redesign and target marketing. Environmental Education Associates is a Buffalo-headquartered training provider for certification in asbestos abatement, lead hazard control, lead safe work practices, mold remediation, OSHA safety and hazardous materials, along with laboratory testing and consulting services.

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>Contributing

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) Restaurants nationwide is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network on National Pancake Day, Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. IHOP customers will be invited to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network program at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo for each short stack served.

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>Patents

Title: "Low NOx combustion using cogenerated oxygen and nitrogen streams"

No.: 7,484,956

Inventors: Kobayashi, Hisashi (Putnam Valley); Bool, Lawrence E. (East Aurora); Snyder, William J. (Ossining)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Feb. 3, 2009

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