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On the Record / September 26, 2009

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Szymkowiak and Associates CPAs, a Williamsville accounting firm, promoted Diane M. Wiktorowski to senior manager in the tax department. Wiktorowski, a certified public accountant, has been with the firm since its inception in 2001. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University at Buffalo.

The Dopkins Medical Practices Industry Group, within Dopkins & Company, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, named Valerie A. Bissell medical billing specialist.

Magavern Magavern Grimm attorneys Cheryl Smith Fisher, James A. Magavern, William J. Magavern II, Edward J. Markarian, Bruce D. Reinoso and Thomas E. Schofield are included in the 2009 Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition, published by Super Lawyers magazine.

Phillips Lytle attorney Sarah K. Ranni recently presented on the legal aspect of employee benefit plans and fiduciaries at an informational seminar geared toward Employee Benefit Plan Fiduciaries Buffalo. The seminar was sponsored by Phillips Lytle, Courier Capital Corporation and Freed Maxick & Battaglia.

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>Company items

Upstate Farms was honored by Cornell University's department of food science with a gold medallion and a blue ribbon for the best tasting milk and Bison Creamy Dill dip products in New York State at the New York State Fair's Dairy Day.

Software Solutions Group of Amherst was named to the 2009 President's Club for Microsoft Dynamics by Microsoft Corp. The President's Club recognizes the top 5 percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide. Software Solutions Group provides ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics GP, SL and CRM for the accounting and business management needs of the Western and Central New York area.

The Wright Companies (Wright Wisner, B. E. Wright and C. H. Wright) were appointed as the exclusive distributors for Custom BrewCrafter's Signature malt beverage products in its 14-county Western New York Market.

Valmark Associates, a Williamsville marketing agency, was selected by the Chiropractic Lifestyle Family Practice as agency of record. Brian Pokorski's chiropractic practice is located at 4796 Main St., Snyder.

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>Patents

Title: "Wall-mountable timer for an electrical load"

No.: 7,579,717

Inventors: Blair, Edward J. (Telford, Pa.); Dobbins, Aaron (Hopedale, Mass.); Vigue, Nicole R. (Niagara Falls); Jacoby, Elliot G. (Glenside, Pa.); Newman Jr., Robert C. (Emmaus, Pa.)

Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co. (Coopersburg, Pa.)

Date issued: Aug. 25, 2009

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