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On the Record / February 6, 2007

Feb 5, 2007


Lumsden and McCormick, a Buffalo certified public accounting firm, appointed John E. Oehler managing partner. Oehler, a CPA, has been with the firm for 35 years. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.


Ameriprise Financial senior financial adviser Mark C. Massaro was ranked as one of the top adivsers in his field based on an annual client satisfaction survey.


The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship to Melissa Urban in honor of her contributions to the Buffalo and Clarence communities and to Rotary International. Urban is the office manager at RH Larkin.


Southtowns Financial Group's Daniel S. Blake qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for the 15th time.


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Merchants Insurance Group was ranked Number 8 among the 10 best insurance companies for private passenger auto in New York State based on consumer complaints according to the New York State Insurance Department's 2006 Annual Ranking of Automobile Insurance Complaints. This is the fifth consecutive year the company has placed among the top 20 carriers, and the second time it has ranked within the top 10. Merchants has regional offices in Buffalo, Albany and Hauppauge.


Campbell Associates, an Orchard Park design and communications agency, was recognized by the International Academy of Visual Arts with three International Davey Awards for its work for The Mentholatum Company: Gold award, for a television commercial created for Mentholatum's WellPatch Pain Relieving Pads; and two silver awards, for a television commercial created for Rhoto V eye drops, and for pack- age design for Softlips lip balm. The awards are sponsored by ADWEEK magazine and Fortune Small Business magazine and are judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.


OtherWisz Creative Corp., a graphic design firm specializing in identity design and Web site development, has expanded services to include advertising and marketing solutions.



Creditors Interchange Receivable Management presented $10,000 to Adoption STAR from its employees, and the partners of the law firm of Phillips Lytle pledged a $1,500 gift to the agency recently during its Annual Shining Star Fundraising Benefit.



Title: "Toy ball"

No.: 7,166,047

Inventors: May, Jerry A. (Colden); Rhein, John F. (Hamburg)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Jan. 23, 2007

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