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On the Record / March 19, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Medaille College appointed Catherine Lengel graduate program recruiter. She will work with Canadian students in the master of science in education programs at Medaille's Amherst campus. Lengel earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University at Buffalo.

Phillips Lytle partner James R. Gasso addressed the Pennsylvania-New York Border Chapter for the Society of Human Resource Management on the topic of "The Importance of Employee Handbooks" recently in Jamestown.

The Cornell Club of Greater Buffalo presented its Distinguished Alumna Award recently to Dr. Drucy Borowitz. Borowitz is a clinical professor of pediatric pulmonology at the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Presently she is the national principal investigator for a longitudinal study of nutritional parameters in infants diagnosed with cystic fibrosis by newborn screening. An alumna of Brandeis College, she graduated from the Cornell (Weill) Medical College in 1979.

MacSolutions Plus, an independent Apple specialist store, named Jennifer Wilger store lead and Dustin Sutton a technician. Wilger has 15 years of electronics experience working for both Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Sutton previously worked in the Mac Lab at Genesee Community College. The company has stores in West Seneca and Clarence, at the Eastern Hills Mall.

The law firm Phillips Lytle appointed Raymond L. Ruff, a partner in the firm's Rochester and New York City offices, practice group leader for the Banking & Financial Services Group and Jonathan P. Taber, a partner in the firm's Chautauqua and Buffalo offices, practice group leader for Phillips Lytle's Corporate Practice Group.

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>Company items

The Evans-Brant Chamber of Commerce honored the following recipients for its 2010 awards: Citizen of the Year, Rose Trask, for her many years of membership and volunteer leadership in numerous civic organizations; Large Business of the Year, Jubilee Foods in Angola, operated by Thomas Syroczynski; Small Business of the Year, Schultz Hardware and Appliance, celebrating its 150th year in business; Project of the Year, Highland Hose Volunteer Fire Company, annual Halloween party for the children of the community; Special Recognition, Graycliff Conservancy, in recognition of its inaugural fundraiser gala held in 2010, which raised more than $30,000 for its mission to preserve, restore and provide public access to the Graycliff Estate in Derby; Not-for Profit, VFW Post 5798, outstanding support to the community and civic groups, including providing more than 300 families with food baskets and toys for Christmas and Emerging Business; Crosby's, Ja-wens Outfitters, Wild Buffalo Auction House, J&L Jewelers, and Scallywag's.

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>Patents

Title: "Self-locking manhole cover"

No.: 7,896,574

Inventors: Nolle, Eric R. (South Wales); Sullivan, Jeffrey R. (Boston)

Assignee: McGard LLC (Orchard Park)

Date issued: March 1, 2011

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