Elizabeth Adrian and Jeffrey Golembiewksi have joined the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis as associates.
John Zatkos has joined Rothman Gordon as an associate practicing in the law firm's workers' compensation department.
Scott Westwood has been named a principal in the law firm of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote. Regina Petruzzi has been named an associate.
Michael Frachioni and Nancy Saunders have joined DKW Law Group as corporate associates. Kathryn Kenyon and David Ruiz have joined as litigation associates.
St. Barnabas Health System has named to its board of trustees for 2001-2002 John Curran, chairman; John Howell, vice chairman; John Turnbull, treasurer; William Day, secretary; and Kathryn Jennings, assistant secretary. Board members are Alan Offstein, Joseph Scaletta and Thomas Schmidt. Retired chairman William Reed remains as a member of the board.
James Barnett has joined the consulting staff of SecuraComm, an independent security and engineering consulting firm.
Hae-Dong Jho has joined the department of neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council's board of directors has elected Mark Evans, president and CEO of Confluence Technologies, as its chairman. Other newly elected members of the council's board are David Klasnick, Richard Lunak and Chris Maher.
John Waclawski has been named an associate at the law firm of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote.
Karen Hanchett-Serbin has joined Shared Vision Alliance as its client liaison and facilitator.
Edward Flohr has joined Alpern, Rosenthal & Co. as tax manager. Patricia Scarpaci has joined the accounting and consulting firm as senior tax accountant and Kristin Kacik has joined as semi-senior accountant.
Steven Russell has been appointed managing director of venture capital firm iNetworks LLC.
Mary Roche has joined marketing firm CommuniTech as public relations director and account executive for Communitech's Philadelphia region.
John Brown and David Malone have been elected to the board of directors of NSD Bancorp Inc. and NorthSide Bank.
Debra Flinner has joined NorthSide Bank as vice president and commercial loan manager.
Paul Greb, Christine Kwolek and Gary Phillips have joined the staff of WTW Architects.
Jennifer Perkins has joined the Pittsburgh office of Mullen, a full service advertising, marketing and public relations agency.
Matthew Modell has joined the Massaro Co. as an estimator in its pre-construction services division.
Terry McClusky has joined Elisco Advertising as creative director.
Robert Bernstein, managing partner of the Bernstein Law Firm, has been elected chairman of the standards committee of the American Board of Certification, the organization that certifies bankruptcy and creditors' rights attorneys.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission has elected Butler County Commissioner James Kennedy as its chairman and Greene County Commissioner David Coder as its vice chairman.
Homer Walton, a shareholder with the law firm Tucker Arensberg, has been appointed to the Allegheny County Department of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Appeals Committee.
Shannon Clougherty has been named an associate at the law firm of Blumling & Gusky.
Jason Kunzman has joined Schneider Downs as senior consultant to the firm's litigation and forensic accounting services practice.
John McGinley has joined the Pittsburgh office of law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott as an equity owner.
Ketchum Pittsburgh has launched a service, Catapult, that it says is designed to educate young companies about the role of public relations and equip them with basic skills, strategies and tactics to communicate with the media and other audiences.
"Many emerging businesses typically lack the resources or experience to determine and achieve their public relations goals in the early stages of their life cycles," says Jeff Cohen, vice president and group manager of Ketchum's technology practice.
Companies choosing Catapult to jumpstart their public relations efforts will get a training session in public relations basics, a forum with key executives to develop focused corporate positioning and an influencer inventory analyzing media, industry analysts and other influencers in the company's industry.
Other sessions include materials development, preparing and releasing press releases, media training for key executives on how to interact with the news media and one that will explain the development of a complete strategic and tactical public relations plan based on the outcomes of corporate discovery.
The Shaner Hotel Group LP has acquired the 402-room Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.
Point Park College received a grant from the H.J. Heinz Co. Foundation to establish the H.J. Heinz Co. Chair in Business Management in the college's department of business.
Burns & Scalo Roofing Co. received the roofing contracts for Washington Tool and Machine Co. in Washington, Pa., and for the Oncology Nursing Society in RIDC Park West.
Elisco Advertising has been selected as agency of record by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Ripple Effects Interactive has been chosen to create a $550,000 Web-based infrastructure and gateway site for the interactive exploration of Pennsylvania history and state historical markers.
Magnet Communications won three new accounts, PPG Industries' self-cleaning glass and its CertifiedFirst Network, and General Nutrition Corp.'s Gold Card program.
American Textile Co. will build a 110,000-square-foot combined world headquarters/distribution facility at RIDC Riverplace City Center of Duquesne.
Access Data Corp. acquired Newton Partners Inc. of Sacramento, Calif.
Massaro Properties LLC has signed Mad Mex, part of the bigBurrito Restaurant Group, as a tenant in Robinson Plaza Two.
Landau Building Co. has been awarded construction contracts for an expansion and renovation of the Butler Area Public Library, renovation and new construction at the East Liverpool YMCA in Calcutta, Ohio, and upgrades to the Brew House in the South Side.
Telerama Internet has been selected by Carnegie Mellon University to provide DSL connectivity for all students who live in the university's off-campus housing.
PWCampbell has been awarded the design/builder contract by the Middleburg Bank in Middleburg, Va. The contractor has also been awarded a similar contract for the Kemba Columbus Credit Union in Columbus, Ohio.
Washington Reprographics has formed a digital color division, D.it Color Group. It has also secured a contract agreement from Crown Castle International to provide CAD detailing.
WTW Architects has been awarded the expansion and renovation contract for Mother of Sorrows Parish in Murrysville.
The Regional Industrial Development Authority of Southwestern Pennsylvania will build two speculative flex buildings at the City Center of Duquesne. The development will include two 20,000-square-foot pre-engineered buildings. Each will provide space for up to four tenants. The two buildings will share a parking area.
Goff Backa Alfera & Co. has formed the Wealth Management Advisory Group, a financial planning and wealth management service.
Rothman Gordon Foreman & Groudine has changed its name to Rothman Gordon PC.
Communitech has added ShoreGroup Inc. to its client roster.
Basic Business Concepts, a business consulting firm with expertise in finance, planning, business development, management and sales, has incorporated and is doing business from its offices in the North Side.
Houston Harbaugh has created a partnership with Lawyers Title Insurance Corp. to form Chatham Settlement LP.
Canon Business Solutions-Northeast Inc. has expanded into the Pittsburgh metropolitan area with an office in Moon Township.
Main Street Capital Holdings LLC and company management acquired Contraves Corp., a high-end precision electronics assembly company.
Colliers Penn has been selected by Neville Square Properties to market the former Pitts-Des Moines world headquarters in Neville Township.
bigBurrito Inc. has opened new Mad Mex restaurants in Robinson Towne Center and State College, Pa.
Andi Test Lab formed a cooperative agreement with Rhein Tech Laboratories Inc. of Herndon, Va., to provide environmental testing services.
Compunetix has opened an office in London.
Fitting Creative has been selected to design and implement a marketing campaign for CareerBuilder Inc., a Web employment recruitment company.
Turner Construction Co. has been selected for a $2.5 million renovation project for the Three Mellon building, Downtown.
RE/MAX Select has opened an office in Wexford.
Nearly 120 firms committed to projects totaling more than $73 million in new location or expansion projects. Those are expected to result in the creation of more than 2,200 jobs and the retention of 6,100 jobs, according to the Ohio Department of Development.
Among the companies that have made commitments:
Progressive Insurance. A $13 million expansion project in Parma for its transportation recovery division will create 300 jobs.
Sherwin-Williams. The paint maker's automotive division in Warrensville Heights has committed to a $15 million paint research and development center that will create 164 jobs.
Formtek. The company purchased the assets of the former SNS Properties and has committed $14 million to its Bedford Heights location. It manufactures equipment for handling, feeding and forming metal for stamping operations. The project will create 40 jobs and retain 125 at an average salary of $42,000.
Quark Biotech. An emerging cancer research company in Cleveland, Quark has committed $2.3 million for a start-up project that will create 40 high-paying jobs.
NeoMed Technologies. A start-up firm researching cardiac function, NeoMed has committed $6 million to a project that will create 50 high-paying jobs.
Meaden & Moore joined 52 CPA firms across the nation in the merger of TAG International and AGN International-North America Inc. The merger creates an organization with 52 member firms and annual billings of nearly $400 million.
Mark Freeman Associates has been named agency of record for Safeguard Technology, a manufacturer of anti-slip floor, stair and walkway surfaces for commercial and industrial use.
First Federal of Lakewood has introduced Lakewood Investment Services, a business unit that offers investment products, financial planning and educational seminars. Bank customers can purchase individual securities through Financial Network Investment Corp. (FNIC) at all eight FFL branch locations.
Fifth Third Bank received top ratings from PLANSPONSOR Magazine's Defined Contribution Survey. The magazine says Fifth Third provides "exceptional customer service and the best retirement plan and pension products in the industry."
Lake Erie College's business administration program has been award accreditation by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education for its bachelor of science degrees in accounting, business administration and international business as well as its master's of business administration degree.
Silicone rubber compounder Silmix has been acquired by Michigan-based Wacker Silicones Corp.
Star Precision Products has been certified to the ISO 9001:2000 Without Design, International Quality System Standard.
Fire-Dex Inc. has upgraded its certificate to ISO 9001:2000 standards. The company is the first protective clothing manufacturer in the industry to receive this certification.
HI TecMetal Group's Brazing & Metal Treating subsidiary in Kentucky was honored by Ford Motor Co. with a Ford Q1 Quality Certification. The Ford Q1 status indicates that BMT-Kentucky is recognized as a Tier 1 and preferred supplier to Ford Motor Co.
Caster Connection has opened an office and warehouse complex in Novi, Mich. Caster distributes domestic and imported casters for the automotive, health care and restaurant industries.
Metal Supermarkets has opened a one-stop shop for small quantities of cut metal on West 140th Street in Brookpark.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland reports a banner year in 2001, in which it served 1,271 children. That's an increase of more than 51 percent over 2000, when the mentoring organization served 837 local youths.
A. LoPresti & Sons Inc. has joined PRO*ACT, a supplier of produce and perishables, as the group's 34th member. PRO*ACT provides produce category solutions and delivery service to foodservice organizations nationwide.
SALES & MARKETING
Sales Building Systems, specialists in building sales for restaurant and retail chains, has selected InfoGrow Corp. to provide online maps showing national retailers the untapped workplace market for each of their locations.
Jones, Dunn & Co. of Hudson has changed its name change to Advantium. Founded in 1995, the company assists businesses in the recovery of money lost during everyday business processes. The rebranding focuses on Advantium's shift to develop innovations in post-audit software capabilities and business processes, and in its partnership programs, both key in today's downturned economy.
Industrial Construction of Brecksville won the Project of the Year Award from ICRI (International Concrete Repair Institute) at the ACI-ICRI fall convention in Dallas for its two-year renovation of the "Horseshoe," The Ohio State University Football Stadium. Ohio Stadium, built in 1922, is known nationally as an historic monument and a football mecca.
Akron Glass Tinting
The company, which installs window film on commercial and residential properties, has moved its headquarters from Cuyahoga Falls to Akron. The new facility, on Moe Drive, will allow it to continue to grow by providing more vehicle, warehouse and office space.
Falls Lumber and Millwork
The Mogadore-based company has acquired Markulis Signs and Wood Works Inc. The company, now a division of Fall Lumber, is headed by Markulis Signs' founder, Joe Markulis.
The Akron-based manufacturer of specialty tire and wheel service tools has acquired the assets of the Dowley Manufacturing Co. and Oldforge Tools. Dowley/Oldforge Tools is a manufacturer of specialty mechanic's tools. The acquisitions will boost Ken-Tool's manufacturing and marketing capabilities and add a well-respected product line and brand.
Allen Keith Construction Co.
The company, formerly of Uniontown, has moved to a 30,000-square-foot facility on Greenburg Road in Green. Allen Keith specializes in the restoration of residential, commercial and industrial buildings damaged by fire, water, storm or other disasters.
Ferry Industries, the world's largest supplier of machinery to the rotational molding industry, has completed the move of two new North American subsidiaries to its expanded headquarters in Stow and opened offices in England for a new subsidiary.
Radin, who started Internet Insider Radio, a company that produced a weekly radio program geared to help Internet users, is moving on to helping business owners work through the discomfort they are experiencing with their computer systems.
Radin's company, M.Masters, is consulting with business owners to help make their computer-related technology, from e-mail to office applications, more productive.
"I consider myself to be a personal productivity coach," says Radin.
But he's still going to do radio broadcasts. Radin will continue to produce "Megabyte Minute," a program airing on radio stations in 20 markets. And, says Radin, he's working on producing a television program. Stay tuned.
Now Joseph, who started the company in 1991, employs 45 work-at-home professionals who helped generate $1.5 million in revenue in 2001, a 23 percent increase over the previous year.
Joseph's concept is simple: Accountants with four-year accounting degrees and at least five years experience work from home-based offices for Bookminders' approximately 200 clients.Business owners looking to cut or eliminate staff pay the business an average of $1,000 a month for its services.
Joseph is planning to introduce a Quickbooks Web-based product that will allow accountants and their clients access via an application service provider.
That's why Richard Peck, editor of Nursing Homes, says the magazine chose the president and CEO of St. Barnabas Health System as a member of its editorial advisory board.
Anyone familiar with St. Barnabas might view Peck's comment as an understatement. Day, who has been with St. Barnabas for 34 years, heads an organization that provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient health care services, with care ranging from family medicine to post-hospital nursing care to carriage homes for seniors. It includes two skilled nursing centers, two assisted living residences, two retirement communities, an outpatient medical center and a charitable foundation.
The health system's business acumen was acknowledged in 1995 with the Arthur Andersen Enterprise Award for Best Business Practices.
Since 1987, Day and St. Barnabas have hosted an annual leadership conference attended by many of the region's prominent business government leaders.
As a woman, she faced the obstacles most women entrepreneurs faced then, and, at times, still confront now. The other obstacle was a little different. Pittsburgh, the conventional wisdom had it, wasn't much of a place for market research.
Campos became the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh's first woman president in 1997. And she didn't allow preconceptions about the region blunt her enthusiasm for building a market research company. Her client base now includes multinational corporations, nonprofits, health care organizations, financial institutions and trade and professional organizations.
Recently, Campos has confronted the challenges and opportunities posed by the growing use of technology, particularly online technology, to her industry. She's gone with her strengths and continues to deliver the core research services Campos Market Research has traditionally offered while building large e-mail databases to tap for online focus groups and surveys.