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On the Record / Aug. 3, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo appointed George W. Collins Jr. chief volunteer officer. Collins, a partner at Bouvier Partnership, has been a longtime supporter of BGCB and has actively served on the board since 2003. Also, the organization welcomes the following board members for a three-year term: Joseph Beecher, HSBC Securities; Christopher Burke, AXA Advisors; Robert Fluskey Jr., Hodgson Russ; Terrance Flynn, Harris Beach; Cynthia Kincaide, Visit Buffalo Niagara; Nicolas Paradiso, National Heritage Academies; and Lauren Rozanski, Eric Mower and Associates.

The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce appointed Rebecca E. Monte treasurer of its board of directors. Monte is a member of the firm Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte.

Compu-Mail, a comprehensive direct marketing company, appointed Alvin Yelverton postage accounting manager. Yelverton, who has more than 26 years of accounting and data processing experience, attended the University at Buffalo and holds a degree from Commercial Programming Unlimited in New York City.

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>Company items

Mark Andol, owner of the Made in America store in Elma, is scheduled to appear on Lou Dobbs' show, "Lou Dobbs Tonight," Friday on the Fox Business Network. Andol's satellite interview is scheduled for about 7:30 p.m. Rita Braver, senior correspondent for the "CBS Sunday Morning" program, is due to visit the store this week to record a segment to air Labor Day weekend.

Univera Healthcare, a nonprofit health care plan, recently received an Award for Excellence by the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence and a Silver Communicator Award for its internal online employee newsletter, Univera News Today. The Apex Awards recognize excellence in publications work by professional communicators and are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence in individual categories.

Scipar Inc., Williamsville, was awarded a $35,422 federal contract for general purpose information technology equipment from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, Billings, Mont.

The Packaging Alliance Network launched its new website -- www.packallnet.com -- with 360 Professional Services Group. Headquartered in Georgia, the Packaging Alliance Network was created as part of the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters' First Pak program to serve multi-location customers. The website is hosted on 360 PSG's secure servers at its business class data center in Buffalo.

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>Patents

Title: "Laser weld process for seam welded electrochemical devices "

No.: 7,968,817

Inventors: Freitag, Gary L. (East Aurora); Frustaci, Dominick (Williamsville); Roy, Mark J. (Buffalo)

Assignee: Greatbatch (Clarence)

Date issued: June 28, 2011