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On the Record / Aug. 4, 2011

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Bouvier Partnership named Chad E. Murray a litigation associate. Murray, a University at Buffalo Law School graduate, previously worked at the law offices of William K. Mattar.

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Thomas Speyer, an attorney with Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte, was invited to join the Council on Litigation Management. Selected attorneys and law firms are offered membership by invitation only, based on nominations from council fellows.

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Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo Executive Director Philip L. Haberstro was recently elected to the board of directors of Health Promotion Advocates, a national nonprofit organization created to facilitate the integration of health-promotion concepts and initiatives into public policy at the federal level.

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The YMCA Buffalo Niagara appointed Shaun O'Donnell aquatics director at the Ken-Ton branch; Jenny Fox accounting clerk and Janet Wereski receptionist, both at the YMCA corporate office; Marjorie Miano office manager at the Northeast Family Y; Dan Gordon program director at the Lancaster Family Y; and Ehrin Hughes program director and Tamika Allen office manager, both at the Niagara Falls Family Y.

> Company items

ElderWood Health Care at Wedgewood of Amherst received the 2011 Innovative Practice Award for its culture change program, "The Final Farewell," from the New York State Health Facilities Association. The goal of the program is to honor the lives of their residents and the close relationships that develop among caregivers, residents and families during the end-of-life process.

Also, ElderWood Health Care at Lakewood of Hamburg received the 2011 Innovative Practice Award for its program, "Life Choices," from the association.

The awards were presented during the association's annual convention in Saratoga Springs.

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* DRS Icas, Buffalo, was awarded a $468,200 federal contract for the modification of circuit card assemblies from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and a $29,257 federal contract for linear microcircuits from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

* Tolman Engineering, Jamestown, was awarded a $244,523 federal contract for exterior gas line replacement services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Butler, Pa.

* Erie Engineered Products, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $205,360 federal contract for shipping and storage supplies from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

> Patents

Title: "Light emitter"

No.: D640,813

Inventor: Clark, Randy Wayne (East Aurora)

Assignee: Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. (Santa Clarita, Calif.)

Date issued: June 28, 2011

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