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On the Record / September 29, 2009

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Sisters of Charity Hospital President and CEO Peter U. Bergmann was recognized by Modern Healthcare in its list of rising young health care leaders in the magazine's annual "Up & Comers" recognition program. This is the second consecutive year a Catholic Health executive received the honor.

Roosevelt & Cross, a registered broker-dealer specializing in tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities, appointed John M. Canty an account executive, managing municipal bond investments. Canty holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University at Buffalo. Previously, he worked as a banking officer at the M&T Bank Treasury.

Schofield Residence in-service coordinator Karen Daigler and Absolute Care of Aurora in-service coordinator Deborah Major completed the Long Term Care Leadership Institute Foundation for Quality Care's Nurse Educator Course.

Bouvier Partnership partner Paul F. Hammond was elected to membership in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society.

Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law founder and senior partner Jeffrey Freedman was named one of the top social security disability claimants' representatives in the state for 2009 by Super Lawyers Magazine.

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>Company items

Niagara Thermal Products, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $37,449 federal contract for aircraft prime moving engine system cooling components from the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $25,650 federal contract for cylindrical roller bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

CUBRC Inc., Buffalo, was awarded a $1,149,999.53 federal contract for operations research and quantitative analysis services from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

Strock Contracting, Buffalo, was awarded a $537,636.88 federal contract for parking lot repairs from the U.S. Army's Contracting Agency, North Region, Fort Dix, N.J. Places of performance will be in Canandaigua and Rochester.

Luminescent Systems, East Aurora, was awarded a $143,250 federal contract and a $28,650 federal contract for electric vehicular lights and fixtures from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

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Shoppers Choice, a Buffalo-based retail chain, is opening in an 8,000-square-foot store in the Hamburg Village Plaza. When fully staffed, the new store will employ 12 people.

Performance Management Partners, a Williamsville talent management firm, introduced a new Micro Search recruiting option tailored for nonprofit organizations seeking to make critical midlevel management hires.

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>Contributing

The Rotary Club of Amherst approved a $2,000 grant to the SumoKids Foundation to be used to purchase portable mats, uniforms for participating children and reading materials to teach the tenets of Sumo to children. SumoKids Foundation, incorporated in 2005 as a nonprofit organization in Buffalo, offers free after school Sumo programs to schools and community centers in Buffalo.

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>Patents

Title: "Method and apparatus for analyzing and/or comparing handwritten and/or biometric samples"

No.: 7,580,551

Inventors: Srihari, Sargur (Williamsville); Shin, Yong-Chul (Williamsville); Lee, Sangjik (Buffalo); Govindaraju, Venugoal (Williamsville); Cha, Sung-Hyuk (Pleasantville); Tomai, Catalin I. (Tonawanda); Zhang, Bin (Tonawanda); Shekhawat, Ajay (Buffalo); Bartnik, Dave (Elma); Yang, Wen-Jann (Amherst); Setlur, Srirangaraj (Getzville); Kilinskas, Phil (East Amherst); Kunderman, Fred (Niagara Falls); Liu, Xia (Williamsville); Shi, Zhixin (Williamsville); Ramanaprasad, Vemulapati (Amherst)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of NY (Amherst)

Date issued: Aug. 25, 2009

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