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On the Record / June 25, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Jerry C. Cirino, chairman and CEO of Reichert Technologies of Depew, was named to the advisory board of the Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems -- Engineering Research Center. The center, funded through the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Center, is focused on the development of biomimetic microelectronics for the early diagnosis and treatment of presently incurable diseases, like retinal degenerative diseases, dementia and retinal vascular disease.

Crowley Webb, a marketing communications agency in Buffalo, appointed Cuyler Hettich assistant account executive, Lisa Klapper an assistant planner/buyer and Shannon Vogel an account executive. Hettich, most recently with Jacobs and Clevenger in Chicago, where he served as an intern and freelance direct marketing consultant, attended Loyola University in Chicago and received a bachelor's degree from Geneseo State College. Klapper most recently was an intern at Righteous Babe Records and graduated from Syracuse University. Vogel, a former Crowley Webb intern and Canisius College graduate, was an account manager at Cenergy Marketing and Communications and a partner relations manager at Kanoodle Inc.

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>Company items

e3communications, a public relations and public affairs agency with offices in Buffalo and Albany, was retained by Apex Energy to provide public affairs and public relations services. Apex is a Virginia-based developer of utility-scale wind energy facilities throughout North America, including Steel Winds in Lackawanna.

Maxwell Murphy, a law firm concentrating on construction injuries, auto injuries, motorcycle injuries, wrongful death, workers' compensation, unemployment and mesothelioma, was recently established at 1230 Delaware Ave.

Freed Maxick & Battaglia recently successfully completed an inspection by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board with no audit performance issues, its second clean opinion in the last four years. The board was created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in response to the massive corporate failures of companies such as Enron to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair and independent audit reports.

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>Patents

Title: "Repositionable child support device"

No.: 7,722,118

Inventors: Bapst, David M. (South Wales); Schoenfelder, Emily (Buffalo)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: May 25, 2010

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