Catherine J. Shaw of Meaden & Moore Ltd. was elected director for the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Tami M. Whatley of SS&G Financial Services passed the Accredited Business Valuation exam.
Kenneth M. Haffey of Skoda, Minotti & Co. received the 2002 Notre Dame Award of the Year.
The Employers Resource Council formed a partnership with Szarka Financial Services.
Sagemark Consulting named Scott Ziska assistant director of professional development.
ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Steve VanDette joined Integrated Marketing Communications as vice president of the IMC promotional products division.
Pumphrey Marketing received two Pro-Comm Awards of Excellence for its Web site and a CD-ROM.
John W. Davis and Thomas J. Harmon launched Guys on the Ground, a marketing services firm for trade show exhibitors.
Richard C. Squire of the Cleveland Advertising Association received the Betty Riehl Excellence in Service Award.
Lara L. Hanson joined Dix & Eaton as an assistant account executive in media relations.
The Ohio Lottery hired Marcus Thomas LLC to manage its television media budget.
Edward Howard & Co. won a Gold SABRE award for its 2002 campaign for the Wallcoverings Association.
BANKING & FINANCE
Sky Financial Group appointed Timothy D. Dixon executive vice president of commercial banking.
Fifth Third Bank received the Ohio Award for Excellence.
Unicare Corp. launched its receivables management services group.
David R. Patton acquired sole ownership of Saint Luke's Dental Associates of Solon from Lavigna and Priesand Inc.
Ronald Watson of Medical Search Consultants Unlimited Inc. received the Pinnacle Award from Business Advisers of Cleveland.
Audio Craft Co. was named Retailer of the Year by AudioVideo International Magazine.
Ten sales professionals at Kleinhenz Jewelers earned the JA Sales professional designation from Jewelers of America.
Pier 1 Imports opened a store at 14060 Cedar Road in University Square Shopping Center, University Heights.
Cleveland Wine School opened at the Hilton Cleveland South.
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs hired William B. Leahy as a shareholder in the litigation practice group.
Shelly A. Goering joined Arter & Hadden as counsel in the litigation practice group.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur hired Anthony R. McClure as an associate in the litigation department.
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co. hired Glenn R. Wilson as a principal.
Kahn Kleinman hired Missy Vaselaney as a partner.
Ohio Broach & Machine Co. appointed Kurt Hague of Engineered Tool Sales as its East Coast sales representative.
Pamela Moore of Ice Tubes Inc. was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Cleveland District Office of the U.S Small Business Administration.
PC Campana Inc. moved to 1374 East 28th St. in Lorain.
The Cleveland Advertising Association signed a print publishing contract with Great Lakes Publishing Co.
Glazen Creative Group received a Telly Award for a Cuyahoga Community College spot.
SilverRoads Publishing LLC opened in Cleveland.
The McGregor Foundation disbursed $433,000 in grants for aging services.
United Way Services of Greater Cleveland is partnering with GiveNet to offer Internet donations program.
The Living in Cleveland Center moved to 4208 Prospect Ave.
REAL ESTATE & ARCHITECTURE
SourceOne Healthcare Technologies leased the Tyler Boulevard Complex in Mentor from Sequoia Realty.
Ronald Markowitz of NAI Ronald Markowitz Real Estate Inc. received the NAI chairman award for the Central U.S. region.
schmidtcopelandparkerstevens inc. hired Humberto J. Olivos as a senior architect and project manager and Peter J. Gozar as an architect and project manager.
Prudential Select Properties hired Sandra Krawetz, Angelo DiPietro, Courtney Leach, Jeff Reynolds, Brian Hanzel and David MacNaughton as realtors.
Doty & Miller Architects completed renovation of its new office at 600 Broadway Ave. in Bedford.