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On the Record / March 30, 2011

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

WNED Buffalo-Toronto named Lori Bannister director of foundation and community development. Bannister has more than 20 years in nonprofit development and management, including her most recent positions of director of development for Skating Athletes Bold at Heart (SABAH) and WNY Women's Fund.

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The Hodgson Russ law firm named Dana M. Bennett marketing manager. Bennett, previously the firm's business development coordinator, received her bachelor's degree and MBA from Canisius College.

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James J. Tyrpak, president of Tyrpak Financial Associates, qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table.

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West Herr Honda sales consultant Erik Arden was recently honored by American Honda Motor Co. for achieving the Gold Master membership level in the 2010 Council of Sales Leadership recognition program.

> Company items

Jericho Road Family Practice recently achieved Patient Centered Medical Home certification, the highest recognition in patient centered medical home standards.

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The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller have added a new office in Olean, the firm's 15th location in Western New York and Pennsylvania since opening in 1999. The Amherst-based firm handles Social Security disability, employment discrimination and consumer protection cases, including defending consumers against debt collectors.

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Sunnking Inc., an electronics recycling company with facilities in Buffalo, Brockport and Rochester, has partnered with Camp Good Days and Special Times to help raise money to send children diagnosed with cancer to camp.

The new program named "Scrap For Camp" encourages local businesses in Buffalo to set up an electronics recycling collection location at their office for employees to recycle old/used electronics and equipment and help raise money for a good cause.

The program will run throughout the month of April to coincide with Earth Day. Businesses can sign up to participate by visiting

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Hanes Supply, Buffalo, was awarded a $68,387 federal contract for multiple leg slings and a $29,103 federal contract for tackle blocks from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

> Patents

Title: "Medical lead system utilizing electromagnetic bandstop filters"

No.: 7,899,551

Inventors: Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Westlund, Randy (River Falls, Wis,); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: March 1, 2011

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