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On the Record / April 1, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/ Honors

Columbus McKinnon Corp., which designs, manufactures and markets material handling products, appointed Joseph Maliekel as chief accounting officer. Maliekel joined Columbus McKinnon in October 2009 as corporate controller. Prior to joining Columbus McKinnon, he was part of BDO Seidman's professional services team in Chicago for two years, and prior to that, he was with Monsanto Co. in St. Louis for over seven years. Maliekel earned his MBA at Washington University in St. Louis, and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Loyola University in Chicago.

Kaleida Health appointed Dr. David P. Hughes medical director of Corporate Employee Health. Hughes is board certified in emergency medicine and is affiliated with Buffalo General Hospital and Erie County Medical Center emergency departments. He also serves as the medical director for University Occupational Health and University Travel Health, nonprofit practice plans affiliated with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University at Buffalo and located at ECMC. A graduate of Kettering University in Michigan, Hughes received his medical degree from UB and a master's degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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>Company items

Lake Shore Savings Bank will open its 10th branch and fifth in Erie County on Monday at 570 Dick Road, between Walden Avenue and George Urban Boulevard in Depew. The grand opening will be April 12. The subsidiary of Dunkirk-based Lake Shore Bancorp, with $425 million in assets, currently serves customers in Erie and Chautauqua counties with branches in Dunkirk, East Amherst, Fredonia, Hamburg, Jamestown, West Ellicott, Orchard Park, Kenmore and Westfield.

Chow Chocolat recently celebrated the grand opening of its second store, located at the Walden Galleria near JCPenney on the lower level. The artisan chocolates, specialty pastries boutique and cafe is owned by Scott and Jaclyn Wisz, who opened their first location in downtown Buffalo two years ago.

The Communications Department at Medaille College named marketing communications firm Eric Mower and Associates Agency of the Year. Students and faculty at Medaille College select communications professionals in the Buffalo area each year and acknowledge them for their dedication to the field and community at the annual Media Awards ceremony.

Valmark Associates, a Williamsville-based advertising and marketing resource agency, launched an advertising campaign on behalf of ophthalmology practice Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare. Valmark, agency of record for the firm, developed the campaign titled "What are you waiting for?" and provided creative services, broadcast production and media placement services.

M.J. Peterson Real Estate named the Olear Realty Group as its Top Selling Team for 2009. The award was presented at the agency's annual meeting held recently in recognition of Olear's commitment to its clients.

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>Patents

Title: "Hydraulic recoil buffer assembly"
No.: 7,681,351
Inventors: Bucholtz, Brian C. (Lakeview); Shurmatz, William W. (Lancaster); Johannes, Gregg F. (Long Beach, Calif.)
Assignee: Enidine Inc. (Orchard Park)
Date issued: March 23, 2010

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