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On the Record / Sept. 30, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Phillips Lytle partner Timothy W. Hoover recently was named to the board of directors for the Sisters Hospital Foundation. Established in 1979, the foundation supports the mission and services of Sisters Hospital and its affiliates.

Freed Maxick & Battaglia, CPAs, marketing director Eric Majchrzak was named one of the accounting industry's "Top 100 Most Influential People," by the national trade publication Accounting Today. He was named to the list for the second consecutive year and was recognized for his innovation of accounting firm marketing strategies, including the use of QR Code technology, mobile sites, mobile apps, social media, outdoor digital billboards and search engine optimization.

Anthony A. Kubera, director of business development for Russell Bond & Co., in Buffalo, was elected treasurer of Professional Insurance Agents of New York State, at a meeting of the association's board of directors recently.

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>Company items

Wirthwein Corporation Marketing and Advertising, an East Aurora-based mature-marketing firm, earned Bronze awards for Parkway Place-Move, Newspaper Ad (Marketing & Communications); and Green Ridge at Buckner Villas Invitation, Direct Mail (Marketing & Communications) in the 20th annual National Mature Media Awards Program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market.

National Grid, an energy delivery company, was named a 2011 "Best of the Best" winner by Black EOE Journal for its supplier diversity program. National Grid joins 50 top supplier diversity companies selected by Olive Tree Publishing, the publisher of Black EOE Journal, after a confidential comprehensive review of its diversity plan and policies.

Buffalo Medical Group patients using MyBMGChart now have a secure and convenient way to pay outstanding charges online through access to online bill paying. After logging onto their MyBMGChart account, BMG patients may conveniently pay their bills with a debit or credit card. The bill paying process is secure because the medical group does not store debit or credit card information. Nearly 26,000 Buffalo Medical Group patients are now enrolled in MyBMGChart, the patient portal in the group's electronic medical record system.

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>Patents

Title: "Rotary abrading tool"

No.: 8,007,347

Inventors: Lampka, Mark (East Amherst); Giles, Matthew (Amherst)

Assignee: Dynabrade Inc. (Clarence)

Date issued: Aug. 30, 2011

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