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On the Record / September 25, 2009

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Western New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York installed Natalie A. Grigg as the chapter's president at a dinner reception to commemorate its 25th anniversary and awards ceremony in the Embassy Suites at the Avant. Grigg is an attorney with Steven J. Baum and focuses her practice on bankruptcy law. Other officers: President-elect and state director, Melissa Ann Foti; secretary, Sakina N. Riddell; and treasurer, Lisa Primerano. State directors: Elizabeth B. Harned, Molly L. Mallia, Bridget O'Connell, Tammy L. Riddle and Monica Wallace. Local directors: Elisha J. Burkart, Elizabeth Kraengel, Anne E. Joynt, Sarah K. Ranni, Jennifer R. Scharf, Deanne Tripi and Amanda Warner. Immediate past president: Marybeth Priore. Also, the chapter presented Audrey Czesak the organization's 2009-2010 M. Dolores Denman Lady Justice Award and Annie Deck -Miller the President's Award.

Clark Patterson Lee, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm, promoted Kevin J. Rademacher to an associate in the Buffalo office. Rademacher attended Alfred State College and majored in architecture technology.

Compu-Mail, a direct-marketing company, appointed Michelle Gilbert Talley sales executive. Talley was a former partner and vice president of sales and marketing for In & Out Digital Printing of Tonawanda. A graduate of Niagara University and Leadership Niagara, she has worked in the printing industry since 1982.

Former Kenmore resident Holly (Himmelfarb) O'Brien recently launched Marketing Matters in Phoenix.

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>Company items

Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $1 million federal contract for the evaluation and repair of air compressors and steam propulsion equipment from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command.

DRS C3 Systems, Buffalo, was awarded a $390,300 federal contract for electrical and electronic equipment components from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

MOOG Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $111,660 federal contract for valves from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $75,457.92 federal contract for oxygen supply control panels from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

Jamestown Advanced Products, Jamestown, was awarded a $33,120,845 federal contract or campsite amenities under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, Ga.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo created a new service center in Springville at the M&T Bank location, 22 Mechanic St. The service is by appointment on the first and third Monday of every month. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the main office location at 712-2060.

Allcare Dental & Dentures has launched a new program creating a 25 percent discount for all UAW members and retirees through Dec. 31. For information or to make an appointment, call 866-ALLCARE or visit www.allcare.com.

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>Contributing

Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Dr. Michael Higgins was awarded a $38,415 pediatric oncology research grant by St. Baldrick's Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. Higgins' research project is titled, "Transgenic Analysis of a Putative Wilms' Tumor Oncogene." Wilms' tumor is a cancer of the kidney affecting children.

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>Patents

Title: "Swing covering accessory"

No.: 7,578,746

Inventors: Johnson, Felicia D. (Niagara Falls)

Date issued: Aug. 25, 2009

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