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On the Record / Aug. 19, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The law firm of Burden, Gulisano & Hickey named Sarah E. Hansen an associate attorney. Hansen obtained her J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School and her bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University.

Freed Maxick ABL Services, a division of Freed Maxick & Battaglia, named Sid Lambersky a consultant. Lambersky entered into an agreement with the firm to perform practice development services. Operating out of Chicago, he will be responsible for developing the ABL Services practice and expanding client relations across the United States and Canada.

Phillips Lytle partner William J. Brown recently spoke at the eighth annual Western New York Bankruptcy Conference held at Genesee Community College. The event was hosted by Erie Institute of Law/Bar Association of Erie County and the Monroe County Bar Center for Education.

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>Company items

Stampede, an Amherst value-added distributor of professional audio video solutions, has partnered with California-based Phoenix Audio to offer audio communication products for Voice Over Internet Protocol, Web conferencing, distance learning, and video conferencing applications.

Amherst's X-Cell Laboratories of Western New York recently joined HEALTHeLINK as a data source, increasing the amount of lab results available to physicians participating in WNY's clinical information exchange. X-Cell specializes in anatomic pathology laboratory services.

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering, and Surveying, with offices in Buffalo, Albany, New York City and Watertown, recently unveiled a new logo and website for the 34-year old firm. The logo, created internally by designer Christopher Cooke, still incorporates the firm's initials, but reflects an evolutionary rebranding of the firm.

Colecraft Commercial Furnishings, a local manufacturer of commercial furniture located in Falconer, was featured in an article in the July 2011 CabinetMaker FDM Magazine. The article included a cover shot of the James Prendergast Library, a project that Colecraft completed in Jamestown. The FDM article discusses the challenges that faced the new owners of Colecraft and how, as a small business, they developed a strategy to successfully compete with their much larger competitors.

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>Patents

Title: "Electrically connecting multiple cathodes in a case negative multi-anode capacitor"

No.: 7,983,022

Inventors: O'Connor, Laurie M. (East Aurora); Talamine, Kenneth B. (Amherst); Seitz, Keith W. (Clarence Center); Schmidt, Steven (Blaine, Minn.); Perez, Anthony (Wheatfield)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: July 19, 2011

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