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On the Record / February 20, 2009

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Western New York Dental Group, a local dental group practice with private dental office locations in Buffalo and Rochester, named Dr. Michael Katz to its professional staff. Dr. Katz is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and completed his general dental residency at Roswell Park. He most recently served as the director of Dental Medicine at Sisters Hospital for the past 15 years.

a newly named partner at The law firm of Damon & Morey has named Gregory Zini, a member of the firm's business litigation and insolvency department, as a partner.

HEALTHeLINK, the Western New York Clinical Exchange, named Cheryl Howe, executive vice president, operations with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Jody Lomeo, CEO of Erie County Medical Center, to its board of directors. The 2009 HEALTHeLINK board is chaired by Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health. Board members: Dr. Anthony Billittier, commissioner of Health, Erie County; Mary Lee Campbell-Wisley, regional president, Univera Healthcare; Paulette Crooke, executive vice president, HSBC USA; Dr. David Dunn, vice president, health sciences, University at Buffalo; Dennis Horrigan, president and CEO, CIPA WNY IPA; James Kaskie, president and CEO, Kaleida Health System; Kenneth Oakley, CEO, Rural Health Education Center; Dr. David Scamurra, pathologist, Catholic Health System; and Judy Smith, executive medical director, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Travers Collins and Co., a Buffalo-based marketing communications firm, named Rachel Kaznica senior graphic designer. Kaznica, who has nine years experience from Eric Mower and Associates, earned a bachelor's degree in design and fine arts from Buffalo State College.

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>Company items

Phatman Boardshops, a Western New York skate and snowboard products and fashion retailer, will host a grand reopening party from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27 at its East Amherst and Tonawanda locations. The retailer remodeled and expanded its 9390 Transit Road location by doubling the size to more than 3,000 square feet, allowing it to showcase its sneaker inventory. Also, in January, Phatman owner Chris Naugle purchased a three-unit plaza and relocated the Tonawanda location into a 4,000 square foot retail space at 2889 Sheridan Drive.

DRS C3 Systems, Buffalo, was awarded a $31,206 federal contract for electrical and electronic equipment components from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

CUBRC Inc., Buffalo, was awarded a $469,998.92 and a $1,398,776.38 federal contract for operations research and quantitative analysis services from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Ensil Technical Services, Lewiston, was awarded a $27,500 federal contract for amplifiers from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

Magic Marketing of Lockport was retained by Extreme Drum and Guitar School of Clarence to provide publicity and public relations consultation and representation. The school, founded by local drummer Johnny Misso, offers advanced drum and guitar instruction to students of all ages, along with practice rooms, instructional DVDs, a lounge and inhouse recording studio. It is located at 9135 Sheridan Drive in Clarence.

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>Patents

Title: "Compact compressor"

No.: 7,491,040

Inventors: McCombs, Norman R. (Tonawanda); Casey, Robert E. (Buffalo); Bosinski, Robert (West Seneca)

Assignee: AirSep Corp. (Buffalo)

Date issued: Feb. 17, 2009

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