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On the Record / April 26, 2011

> Hires / Promotions / Honors

MacSolutions Plus, an Apple specialist store, named Jason Keding a technician and Dave Gardner an Apple product professional. Keding served as Apple store assistant manager in Syracuse for five years. Gardner will be working in the company's Eastern Hills Mall store.

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Ann Burstein Cohen, University at Buffalo School of Management associate professor of accounting, will receive the Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants on May 19 in New York City. In addition, Cohen received the Distinguished Service Award from the Buffalo Chapter of the NYSSCPA during the chapter's Education Night awards dinner in April for her professional accomplishments and contributions to both the chapter and the profession.

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WBFO 88.7 FM news director, anchor and reporter Eileen Buckley was chosen as Radio News Director of the Year in the annual media awards presented by Medaille College. Buckley, a graduate of Medaille, has received numerous regional and national awards for her on-air and administrative work on WBFO since she began working there full time in 2001. WBFO is the University at Buffalo's National Public Radio member station.

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Holly M. Nowak, a human resources manager at Alcott HR Group Western New York Division, a professional employer organization and provider of human resources services, was recently named a finalist in the category of Human Resource Professional for the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association's 2010 HR Excellence Awards. The awards acknowledge outstanding performance by individuals.

> Company items

* Niagara Thermal Products, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $65,675 federal contract for nonaircraft-engine cooling system components from the U.S. Army's Defense Logistics Agency Detachment, Warren, Mich.

* ITT Corp., Cheektowaga, was awarded a $468,120 federal contract for modified heat exchanger channel backfit kits from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Port Hueneme, Calif.

* Environmental Waste Solutions, Lockport, was awarded a $110,000 federal contract for hazardous waste removal services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bath.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY Communications Department won the inaugural Odysseus Award from the Advertising Club of Buffalo at the 2011 ADDY Awards held in March at the Tri-Main Center. The award recognizes the use of strategic marketing and advertising in an extraordinary way.

> Patents

Title: "Skate blading squareness indicator"

No.: 7,918,035

Inventors: Jarczewski, Brian (Cheektowaga)

Date issued: April 5, 2011

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