Biznotes Featured

9:36am EDT July 22, 2002

Gonzalez Funeral Home has opened, offering Hispanic families in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties care designed specifically for their culture. The home is located at 4334 Pearl Road.

Gateway Title Agency received the EDI 2000 Innovation Award at a dinner given by Enterprise Development Inc.

In a Bind Bookstore has opened at 13347 Madison Ave. in Lakewood.

The Cleveland Neighborhood Development Corp. has awarded Thermagon Inc. the George S. Dively Award for Leadership in Neighborhood Development.

Hilty Moore & Associates will direct a marketing strategy campaign for Graphic Laminating Inc.

Lyons Insurance Group has announced the acquisition of the property and casualty insurance business of Phoenix Circle Insurance Agency Inc.

Grant Thornton LLP has relocated to The Halle Building, Suite 800, 1228 Euclid Ave.

KeyCorp and its online banking Web site,, ranked among the top five financial services companies doing business on the Internet, according to a survey conducted by Speer & Associates Inc., based in Atlanta.

Cuyahoga Community College received a Commitment to Excellence award from the Ohio Award of Excellence Inc.

Ira Thomas Associates Inc. and Marcus Advertising have merged to form Marcus Thomas LLC.

The Nock Refractories Co. has announced new cast refractory shapes that can be custom-made for a variety of applications.

Garick Division of Fairmount Minerals will test eWinWin's Demand Aggregation Software.

Medical Mutual of Ohio has unveiled a new Internet-based application that allows hospitals to submit patient information and receive authorization electronically.

The James J. Roop Co. won a Bronze Anvil Certificate of Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America and three Vision Awards from the Cleveland Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

The Ohio Award for Excellence Inc. has named Applewood Centers Inc. a Tier 3 winner of Achievement in Excellence for 1999-2000.

HTG Thermal Treatment Center, a HI TecMetal Group facility, maintained QS-9000 registration by NSF International.

The Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland has been honored with Successful Meetings magazine's Pinnacle Award for outstanding meeting destination support.

Nagy Service Co. now offers "Nagy Total Plumbing Service," on-call plumbing services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mark Freeman Associates garnered six Tower Awards in the recent Business Marketing Association competition.

Duke-Weeks Realty Corp. has announced three lease agreements, along with plans to develop a 162,000-square-foot industrial building at its Park 82 business park.

Manpower Inc. has relocated to a new office at 20220 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River.

Western Reserve Internet Services Inc. has relocated to 23550 Commerce Park in Beachwood. has acquired Wireless Internet Solutions Providers Inc. as a client.

The Rogers Co. will develop a display for the International Mass Retailers Association show in Nashville, Tenn. has unveiled the comprehensive "e-Learning Information Center."

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced six new online courses to help small businesses enter or expand into the e-commerce market.

Today's Business Products Inc. has announced a plan to open its 40,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at 12985 Snow Road this fall.

Ohio EPA has launched a new online system to enable citizens and businesses to find information about permit applications under review for sources of air pollution at

The Gordian Organization has formed an alliance with Key Consulting.

Ampersand International Inc. has joined the partner program of Dialogic, an Intel company.

St. Ives Cleveland is the first commercial printer in Ohio to achieve ISO 9002 registration.

Medical Mutual of Ohio Charitable Foundation has donated a total of $50,543 to be divided between the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association Inc. and the Kidney Foundation of Ohio Inc.

Expert System Applications Inc. has created the Practice Partner Clinical Benchmarking service, which provides quality-of-care indicators for individual physicians and group practices benchmarked against a national database.

Unicorn Corp. has acquired Reliance Mechanical Corp.

HyperText Communication Inc. has become Dataworx Technologies, now offering networking, cabling, help desk support, enterprise and PC hardware solutions, and Web site design and development.

"Woody Guthrie -- Hard Travelin'," a radio documentary produced by WCPN 90.3 and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Gabriel Award.

Media II has acquired as a client.