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On the Record / Dec. 18, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

New England Financial, a financial products and services provider, named Adrian McAdory a financial representative. McAdory is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and is pursuing his MBA at Niagara University. The firm is located in Williamsville.

Freed Maxick named Timothy P. Rickard a senior auditor in its Enterprise Risk Management Group based in Rochester. Most recently, Rickard was a senior consultant with the Bonadio Group. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from St. John Fisher College.

Evans Bancorp, a financial holding company and the parent company of Evans Bank, appointed Lee C. Wortham to a two-year term and Marsha Henderson to a three-year term on its board of directors. The new director appointees will be nominated for election by the shareholders at the annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for April 2011. Wortham is a partner at Barrantys. Henderson is vice president for external affairs at UB.

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>Company items

International law firm Nixon Peabody has expanded its presence in Asia, announcing a new office and a strategic association with Hong Kong law firm Cheng Wong Lam & Partners. This new affiliation will provide clients with expanded legal services in Asia. The firm entered the China market in 2008 with the opening of an office in Shanghai.

Advanced Cancer Theranostics in Amherst has joined with Care Imaging Cancer Diagnostics Centre to open a Canadian cancer diagnostics lab in Mississauga, Ont. Dr. Sherry Bradford, founder of ACT and the inventor of the various patents it holds, has a Ph.D. in medical biochemistry-oncology from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Division of the UB School of Medical and Biomedical Sciences.

Virtual Energy, a Buffalo-headquartered demand response services provider, has changed its name to Smart Grid Solutions and rebranded the company's services.

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>Contributing

Tapestry Charter School received a $10,000 gift from the Rich Products Corp. in support of its new fitness center. In conjunction with Tapestry's new gym that opened this month, the fitness center will help prepare student athletes and is a regular component in the Fitness and Physical Education curriculum. Tapestry, an arts-integrated, Expeditionary Learning Schools educational model, recently opened its new high school facility at 65 Great Arrow Ave. in Buffalo.

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>Patents

Title: "Steering fluid jets"

No.: 7,850,289

Inventors: Hawkins, Gilbert A. (Mendon); Vaeth, Kathleen M. (Rochester); Furlani, Edward P. (Lancaster); Delametter, Christopher N. (Rochester)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester)

Date issued: Dec. 14, 2010

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