Law firm Thompson Hine LLP has combined with the 110 year-old New York law firm Gould & Wilkie LLP, adding 19 attorneys and 16 legal assistants and support staff. The combined firm will operate under the name Thompson Hine LLP.
Fifth Third Bank has been named to the Barron's 500. Published annually in the Dow Jones Business & Financial Weekly, the Barron's 500 grades the top 500 U.S. firms on their investment performance using four criteria: stock market return; cash flow return on investment or real return on equity for financial institutions; forecast growth or decline in cash flow or real return on equity; and sales growth over a 12-month period. Fifth Third was ranked sixth.
Finalists for Columbus and Central Ohio's 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award are Mark T. Wehinger of EMI; Rick Malir of City Barbeque; R. Blane Walter of inChord Communications; Harley E. Rouda of Real Living; and Joseph C. Dager of Velvet Ice Cream Co.
Famous Photography, which specializes in golf photography and memorabilia, promoted Ron Bissinger to president. Amy Sagle was named marketing director and Ron Bollie was hired as vice president of sales and marketing. The company is headquartered in Dublin.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center promoted John R. Page to senior operations manager and Larry McDaniel and Richard Cook to operation coordinators. Suzanne Turgeon has joined as a sales manager focusing on the service of Ohio associations and government groups. Turgeon was formerly with ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment at the Convention Center.
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP formed an association with Brazilian firm Farroco & Lobo Advogados. The firms will operate from offices in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The association allows Squire Sanders to provide services to multinational companies doing business in Brazil and to Brazilian companies expanding locally or globally.
Osteopathic Heritage Foundations has moved its offices to 1500 Lake Shore Drive, Suite 230, Columbus 43204-3800. Phone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail addresses, remain the same.
Kathryn Lorz, president of Lorz Communications Inc., has been named the 2002 winner of the Marion "Pat" Renick Headliner Award by the Columbus Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications. The award is bestowed annually and recognizes a member's business professionalism, community involvement and association activities.
Douglas Frazier, partner at Clary Communications, received the Tom Poling Practitioner of the Year award from the Central Ohio Public Relations Society of America. The annual award goes to a PRSA chapter member whose accomplishments have made a major contribution to the public relations profession. The Central Ohio chapter has approximately 400 members.
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn received the Legal Marketing Association's Your Honor Award, presented for first place in creativity and brand identity in a signature item. The item, a hockey puck with the firm's logo, was mailed to clients announcing its upcoming move to Columbus' growing Arena District.
C. Russell "Rusty" Thompson was appointed president and CEO of Evans Adhesive Corp., an adhesive company with manufacturing facilities in Columbus; Sandersville, Ga., and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The company supplies adhesives for a wide range of applications, including packaging, labeling, product assembly and outdoor billboards.
TDCI Inc., a Columbus-based software and consulting company that specializes in enterprise resource planning, e-business and engineering solutions, named Steven Frianco director of the Enterprise Engineering Solutions Practice. Frianco was formerly with the Cleveland office of Arthur Andersen, where he was responsible for Andersen's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) practice.
Griffin Communications has created a Health Care Marketing Division and named Gary Stelluti vice president. Stelluti was formerly director of communications and marketing for the Columbus Medical Association and Foundation. He will oversee the management and growth of Griffin's health care clients.