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On the Record: Aug. 11, 2016

Hires/Honors/ Promotions

Clark Patterson Lee, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for 40 years, announced that Marissa Colucci has joined its team in Buffalo. Colucci received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from SUNY Buffalo State in 2015.


Charles Pringle and his wife, Leslie, take the helm and begin operating Chadwick Bay Marina and the former Stefan’s Marina. Following the finalization of purchase and lease agreements, Charles Pringle now owns and operates the former Stefan’s Marina located at Lake Shore Drive West, and will lease operation of the city’s marina located at Lake Shore Drive East.


The Diocese of Buffalo has appointed Dr. Margaret Cain McCarthy as vice chair of the Catholic Schools Advisory Council. Her term will expire in 2018. McCarthy is a professor and associate vice president for academic affairs at Canisius College. Prior to that, she served as dean of the School of Education and Human Services. McCarthy holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Canisius College. She earned a doctorate degree in social foundations of education from UB.

Company Connections

Tully Rinckey PLLC donated funds from its ongoing “Jeans and Sneakers” initiative to provide needed support for immigration services at International Institute of Buffalo. The donated funds will support the mission of the organization, which helps refugees and immigrants get oriented to life in America, acquire job skills, learn the English language and receive translation assistance.


The First Niagara Foundation is providing $5,000 in funding to maintain and expand a literacy program offered by The Teacher’s Desk Inc., which increases access to reading materials for teachers and students in Western New York. The Teacher’s Desk Inc. provides books and magazines to teachers free of charge to increase student access to quality reading materials that spark their interests.


Orchard Park-based Curbell Plastics, suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants and prototyping materials, sponsored the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Electric Vehicle Team through a donation of materials from its Rochester location. The materials helped students build and test components for the electric motorcycle that raced against other student and professional teams at New Jersey Motorsports Park earlier this month.

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