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On the Record / Dec. 30, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Buffalo Hospital Supply, a supplier of medical and surgical supplies to hospitals, nursing homes and sub-acute care facilities across Upstate New York and Northwest Pennsylvania, promoted Robert J. Miller to director of sales and appointed Benjamin P. Cooley sales manager, acute care. With the company since 2001, Miller previously served as sales manager. Cooley was formerly an account manager with Covidien. The company is located at 4039 Genesee St. in Buffalo.

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>Company items

Appolson's Performance Center of Hamburg was chosen by Polaris Industries as the exclusive Polaris dealer for the area. Appolson's is located at 5820 Southwestern Blvd.

CENERGY, an East Aurora-based marketing and brand activation firm, was awarded a silver medal in the annual Promax Sports Media Marketing Awards in the interactive website category for its beard-a-thon promotion. The beard-a-thon invites hockey fans to support their favorite NHL team by growing a playoff beard during the NHL playoffs. The promotion has raised more than $1.1 million for NHL team charities over the past three years.

The upper exterior of Iskalo Development's historic Electric Tower, also known as the lantern section, is once again illuminating the City of Buffalo nighttime skyline following a comprehensive restoration of the building's uppermost exterior, that was encased in scaffolding and netting for much of 2011's construction season. The building serves the community as the host of the annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop.

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>Contributing

Tapestry Charter School was awarded $5,000 from the General Mills Foundation to support curriculum-based programs for its "Experience Play and Learning" project -- outdoor grounds and structures built this past summer at the school's new K-12 campus at 65 Great Arrow in Buffalo.

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>Patents

Title: "Displacement control valve"

No.: 8,079,827

Inventors: Warren, Matthew R. (Buffalo); Gutierrez, Ernest Jose (Amherst); Iwa, Toshiaki (Tokyo); Cho, Ryosuke (Tokyo); Hirata, Ichiro (Tokyo)

Assignee: Eagle Industry Co. (Tokyo).

Date issued: Dec. 20, 2011

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