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On the Record / Jan. 5, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Freed Maxick and Battaglia, certified public accountants, named Andrew Ziolo a staff accountant at the Buffalo Tax Department. Previously, Ziolo was a tax auditor trainee II with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. A graduate of Canisius College, Ziolo has passed all four parts of the CPA exam.

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Kenmore Mercy Hospital presented its annual Medical Staff Award recognizing outstanding associates for their service to patients and staff to Mark Basile, physical therapist, and Carol Myers, a registered nurse. Basile, a graduate of Daemen College, began his career at the hospital in 2006. Myers, with the hospital for more than 40 years, graduated from the Highland Hospital School of Nursing in Rochester. Currently, she is a staff and charge nurse on the hospital's 3 West unit.

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>Company items

Great Erie Federal Credit Union, formerly OPCS Federal Credit Union, officially launched its name change and recently completed a drive-through banking facility. The changes are part of an expansion approved by the National Credit Union Administration to extend the credit union's membership to those living, working, worshipping or attending school in southern Erie County.

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Choco-Logo Confectionery Design celebrated the fifth anniversary of its factory shop in downtown Buffalo recently with a customer open house. Located at 141 Broadway in a building that dates back to 1896, Choco-Logo's Factory Shop opened in 2005 following an extensive building renovation by owner and chocolatier Dan Johnson.

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Mac Fitness Studio, at 222 Portage Road in Lewiston, recently celebrated its grand opening. The state-of-the-art facility is tailored to the special needs of women in the community. It offers classes in Pilates, Spinning, Zumba, Cardio Kick, Body Sculpt and Fabulous. In addition, the studio features the new technology of Nordic Track, I-fit cardio equipment, where participants can design their own workouts and manage diet and exercise programs on home computers.

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>Patents

Title: "Methods of hormonal treatment utilizing contraceptive regimens with continuous estrogen administration"

No.: 7,855,190

Inventors: Bell, Robert G. (Palm Harbor, Fla.); Ben-Maimon, Carole S. (Merion, Pa.); Iskold, Beata (Livingston, N.J.); Bronnenkant, Lance J. (Snyder); Hait, Howard (Wilmington, Del.); Reape, Kathleen Z. (Bryn Mawr, Pa.)

Assignee: Teva Women's Health (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.)

Date issued: Dec. 21, 2010

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