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On the Record / March 23, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Young Wright Architectural named James M. Hickey, a University at Buffalo graduate, a project manager at its Buffalo office.

Phillips Lytle attorney Kelly E. Marks will serve as a panelist at a meeting of the Erie County Historical Federation on April 17. The topic of discussion is fundraising for nonprofit organizations.

Schunk, Wilson and Co. staff accountant Melissa L. Wager, a Clarkson University graduate, was awarded her CPA designation after completing the licensing requirements.

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>Company items

Pantano & Associates, a Buffalo public relations agency, was retained by the Catholic Independent Practice Association to provide public relations support and planning services. The association is a network of physicians and the Catholic Health System and Mount St. Mary's Hospital focused on developing and implementing clinical integration programs to improve the quality of care delivered to the people of Western New York.

The money management arm of HSBC Bank USA has launched a new mutual fund group that offers investors access to a wide range of leading investment managers.

HSBC Global Asset Management's World Selection Funds offers a range of "multi-asset" funds as part of a global initiative at parent HSBC Holdings Plc.

The funds are tailored to specific risk profiles of customers, offering a diversified mix of assets, including domestic and international stocks, bonds, commodities, property and private equity, managed for long-term growth potential.

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>Contributing

Tops Friendly Markets raised $221,946 through customer donations at the checkout in its annual Check Out Hunger campaign from Jan. 24 to Feb. 13. The proceeds benefit regional food banks.

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>Patents

Title: "Method for making brazed heat exchanger and apparatus"

No.: 7,677,300

Inventors: O'Neill, Patrick S. (Williamsville); Held Sr., Dennis P. (East Aurora); Godry, Thomas J. (Kenmore)

Assignee: UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.)

Date issued: March 16, 2010

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