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On the Record / Sept. 27, 2012


Read to Succeed Buffalo, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving early childhood literacy, appointed the following three new board members: Anne Botticelli, director of curriculum, Buffalo Public Schools; Kathleen Dust, co-founder and education director for EduKids; and Michael Noah, vice president of commercial business banking for First Niagara Bank.


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Freed Maxick CPAs recently introduced Capitalization or Expense Consulting Services, CapX, a program designed to bring clients into compliance with new IRS regulations governing capitalization versus deductible repair expenditures for tangible property and provide optimal tax savings.

Kee Safety, Buffalo, was named to the Top 5000 Honor Roll by Inc. magazine as one of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. This is the sixth year that Kee Safety has received the honor.

Ensil Technical Services, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $41,781 federal contract for radio frequency amplifiers from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, also was awarded a federal contract – this one for $36,660 for piston ring sets – from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center.



The WNY Women's Foundation received a $30,000 grant from HealthNow New York through the HealthNow Healthy Living Fund. This grant will support implementation of QUALITYstarsNY throughout the City of Buffalo, a rating system for early learning and school-age programs.



Title: Children's ride-on vehicles having mechanical assemblies

Number: 8,272,920

Inventors: Gerald P. Sitarski, Grand Island; David Grober, East Aurora; Ronald N. Asbach, Grand Island

Assignee: Mattel Inc., El Segundo, Calif.

Date issued: Sept. 25, 2012