Business Notes Featured

10:08am EDT July 22, 2002
Superconductive Components Inc. has entered into a new manufacturing and marketing venture with Nanophase Technologies Corp. of Burr Ridge, Ill.

Red Roof Inns Inc. has announced the sale of four of its California properties to a new franchisee, Tog Enterprises of Garden Grove, Calif.

The company also has been named a national finalist for its travel agent video in the 1998 Vision Awards competition, one of three major nationwide competitions for non-broadcast video and film productions.

Red Roof Inns has also been honored by the Special Wish Foundation for being its first national corporate sponsor, providing lodging for children and families since 1989.

Sarcom Inc. has been highlighted as one of 40 "best practice companies" in the United States by Arthur Andersen in the book, "Best Practices: Building Your Business with Customer-Focused Solutions."

Campbell Builders has received the remodeling industry's top award, The Big 50, from Remodeling Magazine.

The North Market has added two new merchants, Jose Madrid Salsa and From The Hip cigar store, as well as expansions of the North Market Poultry and Game and Rhoades Side Organic Market.

RWS Building Co. has been awarded a contract with Jeff Reality for the Discovery Building, a two-story office building on East Spring Street.

Fekete + Co. has received three top awards at this year's Marketing and Merchandising Excellence Awards, presented by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Building Industry Association.

CheckFree Corp. has received approval from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for a 65 percent tax credit for 10 years to consolidate and expand operations.

The accounting firm of Murphy, Grannis, Brickey & Co. has purchased D. L. Culver & Associates.

Columbus-based AirNet Systems Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Mercury Business Services Inc. of Boston.

Berry & Miller Construction is the new builder and developer of The Town Square Villas [formerly known as Olde Town Villas] after acquiring the community as a franchise of The Epcon Group Inc.

King Thompson Realtors has received the Brokerage Company of the Year Award for 1997 from the Building Industry Association.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association of Ohio and West Virginia.

The International Association of Business Communicators has presented Kelley Communications Group Inc. with the Silver Quill Award for publication design for an Ameritech campaign.

Dublin-based VOCA Holdings Inc., the parent company of VOCA of America and EduCare-America, has been renamed PeopleServe Inc.

Cardinal Health Inc. and R. P. Scherer Corp. of Troy, Mich., have agreed to a merger in which Scherer will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Cardinal.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has presented Business Partnership Awards to SOS Productions Inc., Corna/Kokosing Construction Co. and The Huntington National Bank.

NovaCare Inc. has contracted with Worthington Industries Inc. to provide industrial, physical and occupational therapy to Worthington's employees.

Columbus-based Sevell + Sevell Inc. has been hired by Strategic Health Resources Inc., a Los Angeles-based firm to produce marketing materials.

Profitworks Ltd. has signed The Wasserstrom Co. as a new client.

Kirkland Communications Inc. has received the Award of Distinction from the 1998 Communicator Awards print media competition.

Columbus-area Columbia Road Ltd. has broken ground on its Cumberland Trail Golf Course in Etna, which is set to open in 1999. Hurdzan/Fry Golf Course Design Inc., Bird/Houk & Associates Inc. and EMH&T Inc., all Columbus companies, are also working on the project.

Sophisticated Systems Inc. has completed site selection and acquisition of land for a new headquarters site at the City Gate Business Park with representation from The Schenk Co. commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services.