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On the Record / Dec. 21, 2011

> Hires/Promotions/ Honors

MassMutual The Buffalo Agency appointed Peter M. Terlecky III a career agent. Terlecky has been in the financial and insurance industry for more than 21 years with Principal Financial. The Buffalo Agency is located at 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 216N, Amherst.

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Lumsden & McCormick general ledger analyst Caitlin C. Root achieved QuickBooks ProAdvisor certification. Also, Sidney Pond achieved certified public accountant designation.

> Company items

FB Displays & Designs, an Amherst event-marketing solutions provider, partnered with precision fabric manufacturer Sefar Inc. to design and create an exhibit for the company's recent appearance at the 2011 Specialty Printing and Imaging Technology Expo in New Orleans.

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OtherWisz Creative Corp., a graphic design and advertising firm, located at 252 Lexington Ave., Buffalo, was presented 2011 American Graphic Design Awards for projects it created for: Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo and Erie County annual event, Cocktails in Character Identity; Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Stationery, Pocket Folder and Terraclad Brochure; Boston Valley Terra Cotta Website and the Heart of the City Neighborhood website, Certificate of Excellence in internet and interactive design; and Buffalo Hockey Experience Museum, p-o-p, display, signs and exhibits category, for the Buffalo Sabres 40th Anniversary Exhibit. The awards were sponsored by Graphic Design USA magazine.

> Contributing

You and Who at Walden Galleria donated $530 and 19 local designer T-shirts to Buffalo City Mission as a result of three promotions the company ran in concert with partnerships with Buffalo Place, SoCorp Printing and the organizers of TEDxBuffalo. Additionally, through You and Who, SoCorp Printing is donating several pieces of unused clothing, one blanket and 106 pieces of clothing, the company printed as test runs. You and Who is a buy-one-give-one company dedicated to selling quality apparel and, in turn, donating matching items to people in need.

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VoIP Supply, a VoIP solutions provider, will donate 2,000 dinners to the Buffalo City Mission to feed needy families this Christmas.

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The Walmart Foundation awarded $10,000 to Lockport CARES Emergency Homeless Shelter and $10,000 to the Salvation Army in Buffalo as part of its 12 Days of Giving Facebook campaign.

> Patents

Title: "Repositionable infant entertainment device"

No.: 8,070,552

Inventor: Snyder, Carol (East Aurora)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Dec. 6, 2011

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Title: "Devices and methods for attaching an endolumenal gastrointestinal implant"

No.: 8,070,743

Inventors: Kagan, Jonathan (Hopkins, Minn.); Dann, Mitchell (Wilson); Guterman, Lee (Amherst); Butters, Joshua (Chandler, Ariz.); Swain, Paul (London); Fallin, T. Wade (Hyde Park, Utah); Baldwin, Thomas (Amalga, Utah)

Assignee: ValenTx Inc. (Carpinteria, Calif.)

Date issued: Dec. 6, 2011

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