Business Notes Featured

9:50am EDT July 22, 2002

Smythe Cramer Co. has been selected as the exclusive Cleveland affiliate for Christie’s Great Estates Inc., a subsidiary of auction company Christie’s International.

Beth Wain Brandon, chairperson for the board of Recovery Resources, and David Sommer, chairman of the board of Neighborhood Counseling Service, announced the organizations have entered into merger discussions subject to final approval by their respective boards of trustees later this year. The not-for-profit social service agencies plan to operate jointly as Recovery Resources.

The following companies have joined Gregory Marketing Communications’ list of accounts: Oberalpen and Cast Nylons.

Hi TecMetal Group has maintained six accreditations monitored by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program.

The Sausage Shoppe has earned the Reserve Grand Champion Awards in the Jerky-Restructured and Innovative Pork Product classes at the American Convention of Meat Processors.

The Arras Group was among the finalists for Agency of the Year at the Business Marketing Association awards.

Steel service center Demsey and Associates Inc. has been awarded ISO-9002 certification from the Quality Management Institute.

The Millcraft Group has opened its Ohio Valley Regional Distribution Center in West Chester.

The Millcraft Distribution Center.

The Westside Industrial Retention & Expansion Network has been awarded the Economic Development Program Gold Award by the Council for Urban Economic Development.

Smythe, Cramer Co. has merged Assured Mortgage Corp. into its in-house banking subsidiary, Home Mortgage Assistance Corp.

The board of trustees of the Saint Ann Foundation has awarded $1,074,777 in grants to 64 nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio.

Romac HealthCare, a business of Romac International Inc., has opened a Cleveland office to provide nurse staffing services to the greater Cleveland area.

The Reserves Network has acquired Staff Resources’ Dayton office.

Eckley Corner Beverage has changed its name to Wine & Spirits World and moved to 5977 Andrews Road, Mentor-On-The-Lake.

Michael Friedman has opened a sixth Captain Tony’s restaurant at 14431 Cedar Road.

Shick & Wesley has been acquired by Flynn, Sabatino & Day.

The $2,000 David L. Stashower Scholarship, provided by Liggett-Stashower, has been awarded to Kent State University senior Jennifer Gaylord and Capital University senior Marty Hatfield.

Northcoast Business Systems has won the Elite Dealer award from OfficeDealer99 Magazine for the sixth consecutive year.

Partners of the law firm Donahue & Scanlon announced the firm has changed its name to Collins & Scanlon LLP.

CoreComm has opened an office at 5910 Landerbrook Road, Mayfield Heights.

Cleveland-based Sedlak Management Consultants Inc. has completed a new catalog fulfillment facility for Wisconsin-based Pleasant Co. and opened an office in Westerville.

McKinney Advertising & Public Relations has been retained by Central Command, the U.S. and Canadian distributor of AntiViral Toolkit Pro.

Independence-based Physician Business Systems, Cleveland Health Network Management Services Organization has received the top gold award in Healthcare Marketing Report’s 1999 Healthcare Advertising awards.

Integrated Marketing Communications has added ECM BioFilms Inc. to its client roster.

Copfer & Associates and Sonnhalter have announced a strategic alliance, Copfer-Sonnhalter.

The Cleveland Clinic Lorain Ambulatory Surgery Center has been added to the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield network.

Stefano R. Marino and Scott F. Savoca have formed Stefano Savoca Salon at 5676 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst.

Wood Dimensions has been named a certified participant in the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s Quality Certification Program.

Peter H. Calfee, president of Calfee Financial Advisors Inc., has been elected chair of the Board of Examiners of the Certified Financial Planer Board of Standards.

Libra Industries Inc. has extended its ISO 9002 certification to cover the former Flow Thru Systems Inc., which it acquired in November 1997.

Edward Howard & Co. has been awarded the Bronze Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America.

Health Hill Hospital for Children has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.