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On the Record / September 12, 2009

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center appointed Dr. Venkat R. Kolli chief of surgery. He has been an attending surgeon at Niagara Falls Memorial since 1999. A graduate of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in Pondicherry, India, Dr. Kolli completed residencies in general surgery at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. He received fellowship training in head and neck surgical oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.

Anthony J. Colucci Jr. Esq. has received the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. The rating involves a peer review process managed and monitored by LexisNexis. Colucci is a founding member of Block & Colucci P.A. and Block & Colucci P.C.

Lawley Insurance's Westchester County office in Elmsford has hired Alan M. Kaye as an insurance specialist. Kaye, most recently worked at NFP Property & Casualty in White Plains.

Robert B. Simpson, registered patent attorney of Simpson & Simpson PLLC, has been awarded board certification in intellectual property law by the Florida Bar. Simpson & Simpson has offices in Williamsville and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Cohen and Lombardo of council Maryann Saccomando Freedman is recognized in Marquis' 2010 edition of both Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law. This marks the 13th time Saccomando Freedman was recognized by Marquis Who's Who publication and the 14th time she has made the Marquis Who's Who in American Law list.

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>Company items

The Tractor Supply Company store in Alden recently held the grand opening of its 48th store in New York. The 28,118-square-foot facility employs 15 team members. Tractor Supply Company, a Brentwood, Tenn.-headquartered retail farm and ranch supply store chain, operates more than 895 stores in 44 states.

Lehigh Construction Group, an Orchard Park general contractor, was named by American Buildings Company, a manufacturer and marketer of metal building systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional construction markets, to its national network of builders.

Nine attorneys from the Buffalo law firm of Hurwitz & Fine were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2010 Best Lawyers in America.

J. Fitzgerald Group, a Lockport-based advertising and marketing agency, recently created and launched several marketing campaigns to promote Pinegrove Estates in Western New York, a 100-acre development on Bowmiller Road in the Town of Lockport for adults.

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>Patents

Title: "Low oxygen biologically mediated nutrient removal"

No.: 7,575,685

Inventors: Morris, James W. (Standish, Maine); Northrop, Jere (Amherst)

Assignee: Bion Technologies (New York)

Date issued: Aug. 18, 2009

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