Business Notes Featured

8:00pm EDT July 21, 2002

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a 10-year, 65 percent tax credit for Express-Med Inc. to relocate to New Albany, where the company will expand its headquarters. The tax credit authority also approved an eight-year, 55 percent tax credit for MPW Industrial Services Inc. in Hebron to expand its operations; and a 10-year, 65 percent tax credit for Safelite Glass Corp. of Columbus to consolidate and expand its operations locally.

Steam Team of Columbus has merged with Stanley Steemer International of Dublin to combine Steam Team's commercial cleaning business with Stanley Steemer's residential work.

Made From Scratch has acquired Northwest Limousines and Show Stopper Events.

Delaware-based Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber Inc. has earned a Governor's Workforce Excellence Award. Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber was the only Central Ohio company to win one of the five awards this year.

SATURN of COLUMBUS will open its third retail facility this fall. The new location will be on Hamilton Road at Route 33.

New York-based Alliance National Inc. has acquired the operations of HQ Business Centers of Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

The Columbus office of the Marion-based accounting firm Holbrook, Manter, Nichols & Rogers has changed its name to Rogers & Co. CPAs Inc.

Sevell + Sevell Inc. and APR Inc. have been hired by The Ohio State Medical Association to design and produce its new Website.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has signed an agreement with Columbus Community Hospital to provide care to area residents age 65 and older who participate in the Anthem Senior Advantage program, a Medicare HMO.

The board of trustees at Columbus State Community College has approved a new degree program, the Associate of Applied Science in Facility Management Technology.

Moody/Nolan Ltd. Inc. and Sticklen-Belsheim & Associates have merged. Moody/Nolan will become the parent company, with Sticklen-Belsheim operating as a division of the firm.

Hilliard-based Rich Products Corp. will receive a grant of $100,000 from the Ohio Department of Development to purchase equipment as part of its local expansion.

The Small Business Administration's 504 Project of the Year for 1997 was the building purchase and renovation for Bartha Visual Inc., financed by Neal Clark and National City Bank.

Westerville-based Sports Management Inc. has added the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and NASCAR competitor Progressive Motorsports to its client base.

Columbus-based RWS Building Co. has been awarded a contract with Berwanger Overmyer Associates for an addition to its headquarters building in Upper Arlington.

Worthington Cylinders Corp., a subsidiary of Worthington Industries, is expanding its Westerville cylinder manufacturing facility. Dublin Building Systems has been hired to build the 80,000-square-foot addition.

The Columbus office of URS Greiner Inc. has been retained to perform architectural design services for a new ambulatory surgery center at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

The Hyatt on Capitol Square, The Westin Great Southern Columbus and Embassy Suites Hotel have earned AAA Four Diamond Award ratings from the AAA Ohio Auto Club. In addition, The Refectory and Handke's Cuisine have received the AAA Four Diamond Award in the restaurant evaluations.

The Ohio State University Medical Center's Women's Health Services has received the Outstanding Comprehensive Women's Health Services of the Year Award from the National Association of Professionals in Women's Health.

Pickaway Machine & Fabrication Inc. of Kingston will receive a $52,000 loan from the Ohio Department of Development to acquire machinery and equipment.