Business Notes

The Tasty Pure Food Co.
Akron-based wholesale food distributor The Tasty Pure Food Co. has acquired J.B. McCoy Co. of Canton. The acquisition will allow Tasty Pure to provide a wider variety of food products to institutions and restaurants. The company will remain at its newly expanded Akron headquarters.

Marketing and Creative Solutions
The agency is remodeling its Akron headquarters and building an addition onto its printing shop. The company has also hired Mark Schweitzer as vice president. The Akron-based agency, founded in 1992, provides creative advertising and marketing services.

Jones & Wenner Insurance Agency
The Fairlawn accounting firm has opened a Columbus branch. It will be managed by Larry Price, who will focus primarily on trucking industry related markets.

FirstMerit Corp.
The Akron-based bank has launched an online investing service through its Web site, www.firstmerit.com.

The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Davey Resource Group, a division of The Davey Tree Expert Co. of Kent, recently received an “Innovation and Commitment to Change” award from The Pulte Land Group, the country’s largest home builder. The award was given the Davey Resource Group for helping the homebuilder become a better environmental steward, according to Karen Wise, a manager for the Kent company.

Fax announcements of company mergers, awards and expansions to: Editor, SBN Magazine, (330) 668-6224.