Business Notes

The Millennium Professional Building has opened on Market Avenue, downtown. The building is the new home to Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Compensation Consultants Inc., Day, Ketterer, Raley, Wright & Rybolt, Ernst & Young, National City Bank and Royal Estate Management Corp.

Advanced Leadership Inc. of North Canton and Creative Training Concepts Inc. of Akron have formed a joint venture to provide training and development services for their clients’ key employees.

Wern Rausch Locke, Canton, is the new agency of record for Vail Industries, a Navarre-based paper packaging manufacturer.

FirstMerit Bank has relocated its executive offices to a new building on Dressler Road.

The Lippy Group for Ear, Nose and Throat, Warren, has named Canton’s Innis Maggiore Group as its agency of record.

Liquid Control Corp. has moved into a new facility on Port Jackson Drive in North Canton to better accommodate its growth.


The Hoover Co. of North Canton has hired Fred Gold as director of Internet marketing communications.

Marlite, a Dover-based manufacturer of specialty wall systems and interior building products, has named Fred Dudley as vice president of operations.

Karen Renner has been hired by Wern Rausch Locke, Canton, to represent the advertising agency in the Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Cleveland markets.

Hammontree & Associates, a North Canton consulting engineering firm, has hired Scott E. Ellsworth as environmental engineering manager.

Innis Maggiore Group, Canton, has hired Cheryl Sexton as a graphic designer and named Thomas J. Merrill vice president of client services; Dan J. Pecchia vice president of public relations; and Jeffrey Monter vice president of creative services. The agency has also promoted Thomas Delamater, Doug Bennett and Mark Vandegrift to senior account executives.