Business Notes Featured

10:04am EDT July 22, 2002
RWS Building Co., a family-owned commercial and industrial construction firm in Northwest Columbus, has been awarded contracts for two high-profile, local projects. The company began work in August on a $1.2-million, 19,000-square-foot administration building for the Columbus Zoo, and expects to complete the project in November. Also in the works is the renovation of Baker Hall dormitory at The Ohio State University, a $2.6-million, seven-phased project that will include a complete interior demolition. RWS expects to finish the project by March 2000.

Cheryl & Co. has received a $940,700 loan from the state to purchase equipment and make improvements to the company's production and administrative facility in Westerville.

CIGNA Financial Advisors Inc. has changed its name to Sagemark Consulting Inc.

Zero Base Advertising Inc. has been chosen as the agency of record for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

Pepper's New York Delicatessen & Restaurant in downtown Columbus has announced a partnership agreement with Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee to supply five of its Columbus coffeehouses with sandwiches and salads.

Columbus-based Quick Solutions Inc. has expanded, opening an office in Charlotte, N.C.

Metatec Corp. has reached a definitive agreement with Imation Corp. to buy the business assets of Imation's CD-ROM services.

Columbus-based Strategic Technology Partners has opened an office in Nashville, Tenn., and plans to open a third office before the end of the year.

Commercial Movers Inc., based in Columbus, has opened a branch office in Charlotte, N.C.

Design Collective Inc. has been designated by Interior Design magazine as one of the top 10 office/corporate design firms in the United States.

Banner Die, Tool & Stamping Co. has started its fourth expansion of its Columbus manufacturing facility, adding 24,500 square feet of space.

Baird Communications Inc. has The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and AEC CADCON Inc. as new clients.

Dublin-based Buchanan & Associates has added Gramophone Ltd. of Maryland to its client roster.

CM Direct in Hilliard has added Sofa Express as a new client.

Columbus-based Dean & Barry Ltd. has added Roger D. Blackwell to its board of trustees.

Damon's International Inc. has been named the official restaurant of the National Football League's Sunday Ticket.

Westerville-based RMD marketing advertising has earned three Best of Category awards and an Award of Excellence in the 1998 Business Marketing Association's BizComm Awards.

Greencrest Marketing Inc. has added Profitworks Ltd. to its client list.

Dublin-based Hodge, Cramer & Associates has contracted to manage the capital campaigns for Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Dayton, Family Y of Lancaster & Fairfield County, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and Central Ohio's Directions for Youth.

Greater Columbus Moving & Storage has received a Paul Arpin Van Lines' 1997 Hauling Award and Sales Award.

The board of trustees of Doctors Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville and Doctors Hospital Foundation have agreed to sell the assets of the hospitals and their subsidiaries to OhioHealth Corp.

The Longaberger Co. has announced plans to construct a distribution center at its manufacturing campus in Muskingum County.

Mathews Click & Associates Inc., which was acquired by CB Richard Ellis, has legally changed its name to CB Richard Ellis, MCA Inc. until early next year, when the firm will become known as CB Richard Ellis.

The Ohio State University Medical Center has been recognized as one of America's best hospitals in a U.S. News & World Report survey of nearly 2,000 public and private hospitals. This is the seventh year the medical center has been on the magazine's list.

The industrial division of Corna/Kokosing Construction Co. has been awarded a contract to build an addition to F.T. Precision.

Mod Dog Internet Services has been chosen by Work Well Co. of Gahanna to develop and host its Web site.

The Columbus office of Welsh Cos. represented Chicago-based Crown Group in the sale of the Worthington Business Center.