Business Notes

The United States Department of Education awarded Lakeland Community College a $123,000 grant to increase businesses’ and students’ awareness, understanding and participation in the international marketplace.

Odyssey Printwear of Aurora acquired North Royalton based Excel Advertising.

K.F. Graphics and It’s Just DM established a creative alliance to provide marketing programs for companies operating in a slowing economy.

CAMP Inc. received funds from the Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board to administer the Incumbent Worker Training Grant for residents of Cuyahoga County. CAMP also received a $100,000 grant from SBC/Ameritech to expand the Ameritech/CAMP Center for eBusiness Services & Solutions (A.C.C.E.S.S.).

The Arras Group received 17 Cleveland Business Marketing Association Awards.

Avanti Salon, formerly of 12773 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, has expanded and moved to 8027 Mayfield Road in the Chester Commons Plaza.

The City of Bay Village launched a Web site,, that features an interactive community calendar, an online homeowner’s guide, and detailed city maps.

Montrose Advertising Agency changed its name to Worrell Wingfield Baer and is now located at 231 Springside Drive, Akron.

The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce named the David Bogner Family Funeral Home 2001 Business of the Year.

Edward Howard & Co. began a relationship with Roper Starch Worldwide, a consumer research firm.

Cleveland Television Network (CTN) and WEWS-TV Newschannel 5 have formed a partnership.

Advanced Benefit Solutions Inc. merged with National Pension Services Inc.

90.3 WCPN received two first place honors and one honorable mention at the annual Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters radio awards.

Meritech Blue Inc. was named an Elite Dealer by OfficeDealer Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.