Biznotes Featured

9:32am EDT July 22, 2002

Cleveland Glass Block recently won the following awards: Northcoast 99, as a "best place to work," and Angie's List Super Service Award.

East of Chicago of Avon used Cheetah mapping software to find a better location for the franchise: 1480 Center Road.

Mainstream Skate Shop has opened at 2625 West Bailey Road in Cuyahoga Falls.

Grubb & Ellis has been chosen as the real estate agent for French Creek Business Park.

GLDirect has announced plans for expansion, in effect doubling the space at its Avon Lake facility.

Park View Federal Savings Bank has opened a branch at 16909 Chagrin Blvd. in Shaker Heights.

HTG Rimes Logistic Services, a HI TecMetal Group member company, has received the 2000 Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 Award.

The Parker Hannifin Corp. awarded The F.D. Johnson Co. the Flagship Award for sales volume as a Parker Distributor.

Procter & Gamble has donated more than 300 pending global patents to Case Western Reserve University for research and development. CWRU will retain all future revenue from the donated technology.

The Charles E. Schell Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, has given $25,000 checks to David N. Myers College and Lake Erie College -- the third installment in $100,000 grants for the institutions to provide financial assistance to students. has acquired

The Alloy Engineering Co. has acquired AFE Inc.

Glazen Creative Group recently finished production of a commercial for the Ohio Library Association featuring comedian Drew Carey to promote the many uses of libraries.

WELW Radio was recognized by the March of Dimes Achievement in Radio (AIR) Awards for Best Morning Show (Ted Alexander); Best Midday Show (Allan Parrish); Best Locally Produced Specialty Show; Best Special News or Public Affairs Program; and Best Play-by-Play Sports Reporter (Mark Schwab).

Capstone Media has relocated to Brecksville Commons at 8227 Brecksville Road, Suite 203.

ShoreBank, Cleveland, has been awarded more than $858,231 by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund of the U.S. Department of the Treasury through the Bank Enterprise Award Program.

Epstein Design Partners recently received design honors, including the Superior Achievement and Creative Excellence award from The Cleveland Advertising Association and the Award of Excellence from the American Corporate Identity 2000.

Madison Avenue West, a marketing communications firm, has merged with Farris & Associates, creating Farris Marketing.

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. announced that the Quail Hollow Resort and Conference Center in Painesville will be converted to a full-service Renaissance hotel.

Arrowhead Industries Corp. has received U.S. patent #6,079,160 for its "lanced stagger with connector" core metal design.

Kinetico Inc. has won a Northcoast 99 Award for the second consecutive year.

Parson Group LLC was named #1 Fastest Growing Company for 2000 in INC. magazine.

Ambiance has opened stores in Richmond Heights at 5190 Wilson Mills Road and Maple Heights at 21200 Libby Road.

Maple Alley Market Research LLC has officially opened its doors at 8228 Mayfield Road, Suite 2B, in Chesterland.

GFI Consulting, a provider of information management solutions, has launched GFI Creative Marketing Solutions to offer Web development and marketing consultation.