Business Notes Featured

10:48am EDT October 23, 2001

BCG Systems Inc., the computer services affiliate of Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. of Akron, is expanding its base of business by establishing an office in Nashville, Tenn.

Linden/EMB, a global manufacturer of polyurethane processing systems, has completed construction of a training center at its corporate headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls.

The board of directors of Wayne Bancorp Inc. of Wooster has completed its acquisition agreement with Chippewa Valley Title Agency Inc.

Beggs Motor Homes Inc., a leading recreational vehicle dealership based in Uniontown, has selected Innis Maggiore Group, an advertising and public relations firm based in Canton, as its agency of record.

To reflect its expansion into a broader range of consulting services, Affinity Environmental Group Inc. of Canal Fulton has changed its name to Affinity Consultants Inc. The company has also launched a Web site at www.affinityconsultants.com.

Jo-Ann Stores Inc., headquartered in Hudson, has opened a distribution center in California.

Avatar Management Services Inc. of Macedonia has created wholly owned subsidiary, Avatar Solutions Inc., which will specialize in industrial/organizational psychology consulting.

RCS Management Group of Cuyahoga Falls, a provider of multichannel sales and marketing solutions, has changed its name to InfoGrow Corp. to more closely reflect its expanded scope of services.

Old Republic Network of Fairlawn has changed its name to Old Republic Title, Residential Information Services.

Maddox Marketing Group Inc., a Cuyahoga Falls-based marketing communications company, has created two subsidiary business units, studiomaddox and imaddox. Studiomaddox will provide creative services including creative strategy, concept development, copywriting and graphic design. Imaddox will offer Web site and interactive media design and marketing communications content solutions to support companies in their Internet and e-commerce initiatives.

The newly renovated RiverFront Restaurant, located in Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, has reopened.

J.I.T. Concepts Inc. of Hudson, a medical services company, changed its name to Western Reserve Medical Services to reflect its growth within the changing medical outsourcing industry.

Smithers Scientific Services Inc. of Akron is closing its tire and automotive testing complex in Pecos, Texas. An item that ran in SBN's May issue incorrectly stated that the complex was located in Akron.