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On the Record / Feb. 24, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Charles F. Kelkenberg, president of Kelkenberg Homes in Clarence, has been named to the Brothers of Mercy Foundation advisory board. Board members provide guidance and fundraising support for the nonprofit foundation that benefits the three senior care and housing facilities on the Clarence campus: the Brothers of Mercy Senior Apartment Complex, Brothers of Mercy Sacred Heart Adult Home and Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Kelkenberg, a Clarence resident, attended Erie Community College and Alfred State College. He is an active member of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce and served as the organization's treasurer for four years.

The Bank of Castile promoted Amanda Pollard to assistant manager of the Medina branch. Pollard has been with the bank for 11 years as a customer service representative. The Bank of Castile is a community bank with 15 offices in five Western New York counties.

Tom Larsen, president of Larsen & Associates Insurance Agency, recently published a booklet, "Cover Me 101, Insurance Made Easy." This booklet is used for education purposes and is only available by contacting the agency at 684-3203. The agency is located at 8665 Sheridan Drive, Clarence.

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>Company items

Top Shelf Laundromat and Wash-n-Fold recently opened at Maple and Ayer roads in Amherst. The facility was designed to make the task of doing laundry more pleasurable, with a living roomlike waiting lounge including a 50-inch plasma TV, separate child play area, five flat screen TVs and an Internet bar with free Wi-Fi throughout the facility. It also has 24-hour surveillance for safety and convenience.

Intense Milks, owned by Upstate Niagara Cooperative (Upstate Farms), has signed on as a new team sponsor for the Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse team. As part of the sponsorship, fans in attendance at the March 31 and April 28 games at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester will have the opportunity to sample Intense Milks and receive free "Moohawks," spray-painted hairstyles in Knighthawks colors, from brand ambassadors.

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>Patents

Title: "Amylin family peptides"

No.: 8,114,958

Inventors: Lin, Qing (Getzville); Soares, Christopher J. (La Jolla, Calif.); Hanley, Michael R. (Corte Madera, Calif.); Lewis, Diana Y. (San Diego); Parkes, David Geoffrey (Del Mar, Calif.); Jodka, Carolyn M. (Encinitas, Calif.); Prickett, Kathryn S. (Foster City, Calif.); Ghosh, Soumitra S. (San Diego); Mack, Christine Marie (San Diego)

Assignee: Amylin Pharmaceuticals (San Diego)

Date issued: Feb. 14, 2012