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On the Record / June 26, 2010

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

Brown & Kelly partner Lisa T. Sofferin was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a national honorary trial society. Sofferin heads the law firm's Federal Court and Cross-Border Practice groups and is a certified Federal Court mediator.

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The Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants installed Gregory Altman as president. Altman is chief financial officer of Somerset Capital Partners in Buffalo.

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The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara appointed Laura J. Kelemen executive director. Kelemen previously served as director of the Partners in Parenting and Children's Mental Health programs at New Directions Youth and Family Services. She holds an undergraduate and master's degree from the University at Buffalo. The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is a countywide resource providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to investigate allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly environment.

> Company items

Finger Lakes Technologies Group, a Victor-based telecommunications provider, is relocating its Buffalo-area office into the Wurlitzer Building on Niagara Falls Boulevard in North Tonawanda to accommodate business growth.

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Chimera Communications has launched a new division designed to improve employee writing skills, through writing workshops. The effort is geared toward workplace writing improvement, including a focus on e-mail and social media platforms. The independent writing and editing service has been operated by writer-editor Paul Chimera since 1987.

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Displays & Designs, a Williamsville event marketing solutions provider, partnered with AirSep Corp. to create a marketing program consisting of a series of free-standing, double-sided full size banner stands, plus a large three dimensional tension fabric display.

> Patents

Title: "Adsorbent and catalyst mixtures"

No.: 7,722,702

Inventors: Ackley, Mark William (East Aurora)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: May 25, 2010

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