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On the Record / May 26, 2012

> Hires/Promotions/Honors

Read to Succeed Buffalo named Joseph Castiglia chairman of its board of directors. Castiglia is the retired president and chief executive officer of Pratt & Lambert. He succeeds the Buffalo City Court Judge Betty Calvo-Torres. Other officers names are: vice chairman, Hal Payne, vice president of student affairs at Buffalo State College; secretary, Rev. Richard Stenhouse, pastor of Bethel AME Church; and treasurer, Marcia O'Neill White, executive director of Buffalo Prep.

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Trellis Marketing, a boutique advertising agency in Kenmore, appointed Lauren Fisher a graphic designer.

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The Alden Chamber of Commerce elected Christopher E. Gust, of Alden State Bank, president. Other officers: vice president, Brooks D. Bowman, of Elwood-Jordans Agency; and treasurer, J. Michael Druding, of Greatbatch Medical.

> Company items

CBRE Group, a commercial real estate services firm, was named to the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S.-based companies for the fifth straight year. The Fortune 500 ranks U.S.-based companies by total revenue. CBRE was ranked No. 416 on the list, up 24 places from the prior year. CBRE-Buffalo is a CBRE affiliate office serving Western New York.

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J. Fitzgerald Group, a Lockport-based advertising and marketing agency, recently created a complete series of brochures that detail all the specialties UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers its patients.

> Patents

Title: "Method and system for trusted contextual communications"

No.: 8,176,525

Inventors: Koehler Jr., Edwin (Ontario); Sleiman, Cherif (East Amherst); Mendonca, Timothy (Oldsmar, Fla.)

Assignee: Rockstar Bidco (New York)

Date issued: May 8, 2012

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Title: "Tank pressure and vacuum relief device"

No.: 8,171,953

Inventors: Adams, David J. (Warren, Pa.); Lund, Patrick J. (Jamestown); Culbertson, Craig E. (Warren, Pa.)

Assignee: Betts Industries (Warren, Pa.)

Date issued: May 8, 2012