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On the Record / Aug. 30, 2011

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

Hurwitz & Fine of counsel Diane F. Bosse was appointed chairwoman of the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. This committee is charged with the administration of the law school accreditation process.

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RealtyUSA named Wallace Grieser an associate broker in its Commercial Division. Grieser has 25 years' experience managing six real estate offices in Western New York. He also has 15 years' experience in the commercial banking industry in Chicago and Buffalo. He attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

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Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro senior accountant Joel P. McCann recently became licensed to practice as a certified public accountant in the State of New York. McCann passed the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination, which consists of a four-part, 16-hour exam covering the areas of financial accounting and reporting, auditing and attestation, business environments and regulation.

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Wendel associate principal and Surface Transportation Group manager Michael Leydecker was inducted as the new chairman for the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York. Leydecker has more than 30 years of experience in the civil engineering and transportation field. He has served on the board of directors of ACEC New York and held numerous other leadership positions within the organization since 1994.

> Company items

Franciscan Institute Publications, the publishing arm of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, has signed on as a member of the newly created University Press Content Consortium, a merger of two major university press e-book initiatives, Project MUSE Editions and the University Press e-book Consortium. UPCC eBook Collections on Project MUSE will launch Jan. 1, 2012. The initiative will allow its books to be distributed electronically to libraries, researchers and students worldwide.

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Hillman Automotive of Lockport retained J. Fitzgerald Group, a Lockport-based marketing, Web design and research firm, as its agency of record to brand, market and develop a Web presence for its repair facility. J. Fitzgerald Group will provide the company direction and execution in all of its marketing communication efforts. Hillman Automotive is a NAPA Car Care Center, Pennzoil Quick Lube Center and AAA Approved Auto Repair Center.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has partnered with Women's Medicine of Niagara, an obstetrics and gynecology practice, to provide high quality patient care. Dr. Renee Taefi Baughman and her partners, Dr. Donna Feldman and Dr. Rachel G. Weselak, will maintain their current offices at 5320 Military Road, Suite 104, in Lewiston and 2279 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.

> Patents

Title: "Method of separating tumor cells with and without lymphotropic metastatic potential in a human carcinoma"

No.: 7,989,001

Inventors: Kim, Untae (Snyder); Cohen, Stefan A. (Tierra Verde, Fla.)

Date issued: Aug. 2, 2011

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