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Hires/Promotions/Honors

SofTrek Corporation, a fund-raising software developer, appointed Vanessa Paniccia instructional designer/trainer. Paniccia was an instructional librarian for Daemen College. She holds a master's degree from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor's degree from Geneseo State College.

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Company Connections

Magic Marketing of Lockport, a marketing services provider, was retained by Spa Purity of East Amherst to provide publicity and public relations consultation and representation. Operated by Karen Stopa-Chavez, Spa Purity provides a number of spa services, including massage, reflexology, facials, manicures and waxing. The spa is located at 8770 Transit Road and online at www.SpaPurity.com.

Millington Lockwood Business Interiors, a Buffalo-based company founded in 1884, was selected as the exclusive Western New York distributor of modular interior walls designed by DIRTT Environmental Solutions. The walls are a fully customizable, adaptive approach to rapid construction.

360 Professional Service Group launched a new website for The Roaming Buffalo, at www.theroamingbuffalo.org, a Western New York-based a mobile food truck and NOCO Canada, www.noco.ca. The sites are hosted on 360 PSG's servers at its business class data center in downtown Buffalo.

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Contributing

Walsh Insurance Group presented a $750 check to Meals on Wheels of Western New York that was raised at the agency's annual employee holiday party. Stephen Mayo of Walsh presented an additional check in the amount of $250 on behalf of the Mayo family.

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Patents

Title: Compositions compatible with jet printing and methods therefor

No.: 8,328,349

Inventors: Hook, Kevin J. (Grand Island); Cyman Jr., Theodore F. (Grand Island); Pilon, Lawrence (Grand Island), Zaloom, Jeffrey (Getzville)

Assignee: Moore Wallace North America (Chicago)

Date issued: Dec. 11, 2012

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Title: Labels, containers, system and method for providing reagents

No.: 8,329,470

Inventors: Naley, Martin (East Amherst); Unger, Axel (Munchen, Germany); Topfer, Elgin Meike (Munchen, Germany); Busch, Nicole (Hamburg); Hynek, Tom (Munich, Germany); Aidehag, Fredrik Johan (Munich, Germany); Pelman, Todd (Munchen, Germany)

Assignee: Life Technologies Corp. (Carlsbad, Calif.)

Date issued: Dec. 11, 2012