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On the Record / April 30, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Buffalo Lodging Associates appointed Kimberly Tyger director of sales at the Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo-Airport hotel, scheduled to open in late June. The five-story, 139-room hotel is located at 4243 Genesee St. in Cheektowaga, across from the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. Tyger has more than 18 years of service industry experience, including 10 years in hospitality. She most recently was director of sales for Hart Hotels. Tyger attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Business Management program.

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York recently presented the 2011 New York State Accredited Customer Service Award to Michele M. Addesa, personal lines account manager for Clarence-based Emerling Agency. Addesa, who earned the ACSR designation in 2005, was recognized by the statewide trade association for her technical and business skills, as well as the professional service she provides Emerling customers.

Phillips Lytle attorneys David P. Flynn and Susan M. Marriott are writing a new blog called the "Renewable Energy Post" for the firm's website. The blog is also being carried by the LexBlog Network, an online legal information source with more than 3,000 authors posting on hundreds of legal topics. The "Renewable Energy Post" is the first of several targeted practice area blogs Phillips Lytle lawyers plan to launch over the next several months.

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>Company items

Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 5 at its new location, 448 Elmwood Ave. in the Elmwood Village.

OtherWisz Creative Corp., an advertising and design studio specializing in identity design and website development, designed and developed a new website for Uptown Entertainment, a Western New York entertainment company specializing in fantasy casinos and game shows for corporate, college and private events and trade shows. The website is available at www.FunLine.com.

S&W Contracting of WNY, a general construction contractor and janitorial services, equipment and supply company, unveiled its new logo and website redesign. The redesigned logo and website provides a greater representation of the changes to the company, mission and portfolio. The new website will gradually be expanded.

Applied Sciences Group in Buffalo was awarded a $475,867 federal contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to develop an Android application for Samsung Galaxy Tablet computers that will allow VA agents to collect health and location information on homeless veterans.

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>Patents

Title: "Structural component comprising boron nitride agglomerated powder"

No.: 7,914,886

Inventors: Pruss, Eugene A. (Hamburg); Clere, Thomas M. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics (Worcester, Mass.)

Date issued: March 29, 2011

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