Business Notes Featured

10:07am EDT July 22, 2002

WinnScapes Inc. has opened a division of its business called WinnBusiness Park, a 15.5-acre development site for warehouse, office and storage buildings. WinnBusiness Park, in Gahanna, backs to the existing WinnScapes office and nursery. “The way I look at it is that I have fabulous commercial property sitting idle,” says WinnScapes CEO Rick Winnestaffer of his new commercial development venture. “Let’s put it to good use and make it a more valuable asset over the long haul.” Ohio Water and Waste Supply Co. Inc. of Dublin has signed on as the park’s first tenant.

Diamond Power International Inc. of Lancaster and Total Ultimate Foods Inc. of Columbus won two of the 32 Excellence in Exporting Awards given by Gov. George Voinovich to Ohio companies this year.

North Market merchant Jose Madrid Salsa has been named the first runner-up at the Canadian Fine Food Show.

Fiber Network Solutions Inc. has been selected as the first beta-test site in North America for Ascend Communications to transmit voice over the Internet.

Central Ohio winners of the Advertising Federation of Columbus annual District American Advertising Awards are Bethge Ltd., HMS Partners, Horizons Cos., Resource Marketing and Zero Base Advertising.

NBBJ has received three honor awards from the Ohio Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects.

Columbus-based Moody/Nolan Ltd. Inc. and Stallworth Architecture Inc. of Cincinnati have announced the merger of the two firms’ Cincinnati offices. The new entity, Moody/Nolan•Stallworth, will be a division of Moody/Nolan Ltd. Inc.

The Columbus chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services has presented first-place awards in marketing excellence to Miles-McClellan Construction Co. Inc., H.A. Williams & Associates, Glavan & Associates and Urban Environments Inc.

Urban Environments has also received the Builders Exchange Safety Achievement Award.

The Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark has announced plans for an $8 million expansion.

R.G. Barry Corp. of Pickerington has entered into a global licensing agreement with British suede slipper- maker GBR Ltd. to manufacture and market suede slippers under R.G. Barry’s brand names outside of England.

Hondros College of Columbus has received the 1998 Education Program of the Year award for its computer-and-technology training program from the Real Estate Educators Association.

Miles-McClellan Construction Co. Inc. has been selected to do renovation and expansion work at Diehl Whitaker Funeral Home and to build the new Ohio Bank at Mill Run. The company has also completed construction of a temporary parking lot for Nationwide Arena.

Corna/Kokosing Construction Co. has been awarded contracts for an addition to Werner Hall at the Methodist Theological School; a new Red Roof Inns property in Brentwood, Tenn.; the new Altercare of Lancaster skilled nursing and assisted-living facility; and an addition and renovation to Sarah Moore Nursing Home in downtown Delaware.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health Inc. has signed a merger agreement with R.P. Scherer Corp. of Troy, Mich.

California-based commercial real- estate services firm CB Richard Ellis has acquired Mathews Click & Associates Inc. of Columbus.

Edward Howard & Co. of Columbus has announced plans to acquire Siefkas Communications Inc., also of Columbus.

Circa Productions Inc. will be the anchor tenant in a new audio-production facility in Dublin. Other tenants of the building, owned by Tapeless Corp. of Columbus, include locally based Radio Midwives and Audios Amigos, a new business venture. Robertson Construction of Newark will build the facility, which was designed by F.A. Goodman Architects of Columbus.

Columbus-based design firm TOPEgrafix has developed packaging for four brews created by Hoster Brewing Co.

The McGraw-Hill Cos. have broken ground on a 170,000-square-foot Educational Publishing Center at Polaris, where the corporation’s 350 Worthington and Westerville employees will be housed.

The Schenk Co. has represented Hallmark Mortgage and Definitive Homecare Solutions in finding new headquarters.

Project BO$$, the statewide microenterprise business-management assistance program, has changed its name to EnterpriseWorks.

Mark Shutt has formed BARCON Services, a bar and restaurant consulting company that provides management services.

Atlanta-based franchise group RTM Inc. has opened an Arby’s restaurant on Morse Road, the first of 36 slated for the Columbus market in the next five years.