Business Notes Featured

10:02am EDT July 22, 2002

Watt, Roop & Co. has acquired advertising agency Olson and Gibbons, which will operate as Watt, Roop & Co. Advertising Ltd.

Triad Design has merged with KA Inc. Architecture joining the company's Corporate/Interiors Studio.

Cleveland-based Olsten Financial Staffing has been selected Office of the Quarter for the Mid-America region for the second quarter of 1998 by the Olsten Corp.

The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland has launched a newly redesigned Web site at: www.academyofmedclev.org.

EDR Media and Beachwood Studios, the development and production divisions of EDR Corp. have been selected by the Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Bicentennial Commission to develop and produce a video program for the state's upcoming bicentennial.

Cleveland public radio station WCPN 90.3 FM has earned two national second place awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has opened a new branch of its Museum store at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Graphic and multimedia design company Schultz/Cagley/Krosschell/Inc. has signed the Great Lakes Theater Festival as a client.

The Step2 Co. has opened a flagship retail store in Mayfield Heights.

Media II has won a Certificate of Excellence for the logo designed for Kent Displays Inc.

The Senior Corps of Retired Executives has added a Y2K section to its Web site to help small business owners learn if their computers will have problems with the millennium bug.

Akhia Public Relations has been named the agency of record for K&M International, a manufacturer and distributor of nature-themed toys.

Great Lakes Lithograph, a division of the Great Lakes Cos., placed seventh overall in the Premier Print Awards, a competition hosted by the Printing Industries of America.

The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Police Department have teamed up to provide visitors with baseball-sized cards containing phone numbers and visitor information center hours.

The Westlake law firm known as Skoch & Churchmack Co. LPA has changed its name to Churchmack & Associates Co. LPA.

Sumitomo Corp. of America and Atlas Steel Products have entered into a strategic alliance that will allow each partner to expand steel processing, product offerings and customer service capabilities.

For the fifth consecutive year, Northcoast Business Systems has received the Elite Dealer Award from OfficeDealer98 magazine and the World Class Service Award from Lanier Worldwide.

Adecco Employment Services has acquired TAD Resources International.

Lincoln Financial Group has announced the new name for its investment adviser group, Sagemark Consulting Inc., replacing the former name of CIGNA Financial Advisors Inc.

The Ohio Rail Development Commission and Amtrak have announced new daytime passenger train service between Chicago and Philadelphia, which will run through Cleveland.

Fruit & Gift Baskets by Maury has begun donating unusable fruit and gourmet items to The Food Rescue and The City Mission for redistribution to those in need.

Kenneth Roller, president of Monarch Electric Service Co., has announced plans for a 13,000-square-foot addition to its service center facility.

Cleveland-based publishing company Penton Media Inc. has completed a tax-free spin-off from Pittway Corp.

The Millcraft Group and American Paper Co., of Madison Heights, Mich., have joined forces.

Cedar Point has been named the Best Amusement Park in the World and the Magnum XL-200 the Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World in a nationwide survey conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.

Lakewood Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation award by CARF-The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

Lorain-based Providence Data Link Inc. has been acquired by Brohl & Appell Inc.

The Milbourn Pressworks Co. Inc. has moved to a new 20,000-square-foot facility at 34525 Melinz Parkway, Vokes Drive Suite 212, Eastlake.

Cleveland-based National Survey Research Center has moved to new offices at 5350 Transportation Blvd., Suite 19, Cleveland.

Astro Model Development Corp. has received ISO 9001 certification in manufacturing, design and development of custom parts machinery and equipment.

The law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey has opened its first Asian offices, in Hong Kong and Taipei.