Business Notes

Progressive Computing Corp. has moved its Mentor office to 38883 Hodgson Road, Willoughby. The new telephone number is (440) 954-3150.

The Employers Resource Council (ERC) has formed new technological partnerships with Kaleidoscope, a design consultant firm located in Beachwood, and Thinsolutions, a technology consulting firm located in downtown Cleveland.

Patricia Wren has started Wren & Associates, a firm specializing in public relations and marketing communications.

Roulston & Co. Inc. and the Hickory Group Ltd., Cleveland-based financial services firms, joined to form a new company under the name Fairport Asset Management LLC.

The Cleveland Clinic will open a Women’s Health Center in 2002 with a $2 million gift from the Avon Products Foundation. The facility will be added to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center.

First Federal of Lakewood partnered with KeyCorp to give its customers discounted access to KeyCorp’s nationwide network of approximately 2,400 automated teller machines.

United Wireless opened its 18th Cleveland-area store in Mayfield Heights.

VERVE Strategic Advertising Concepts opened an office in Cuyahoga Falls.

Comtel Communications will begin offering Nextel wireless communications services at all its locations.

Applied Industrial Technologies received the 2001 Supplier of the Year Award from Coors Brewing Company — Shenandoah Brewery.

Lincoln Electric celebrated 100 years of manufacturing by opening on the NASDAQ stock market.

Keithley Instruments‘ Model 4200 Semiconductor Characterization System was named the winner of the 2001 Semiconductor International Editor’s Choice Award.

Westlake firm Antares Management Solutions and PlanVista Solutions, a health care data management service, will partner in order to expand product offerings and jointly market services.

PolyOne Corp. has agreed to buy TRANSCOLOR S.A., a large color concentrates producer in Spain. The deal is expected to close in the first half of next year.

Pentagon Engineering Corp. has purchased nearly all the assets of South Carolina-based Information Management Consultants Inc. for $2 million.

Business Aircraft Group, headquartered at Burke Lakefront Airport, added four business jets, bringing its total fleet size to 10 jet aircrafts.

Hughie’s Audio-Visual & Computer has merged with Cleveland-based Electrastage Systems Inc.

Wastequip Inc., a Beechwood-based company, has opened a 60,000-square-foot facility in Duncan, S.C.

St. Ives Cleveland was awarded the Best of the Best Workplaces in America designation by the Master Printers of America.

Technical Information Management Services Inc. was named one of America’s entrepreneurial growth leaders by Inc. Magazine.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations named the Cleveland Clinic Health Systems a winner of the Ernest A. Codman Award for excellence in the use of outcomes measurement to achieve health care quality improvement.

Spiral of Ohio acquired Action Bindery of Atlanta.

Noteworthy Medical Systems awarded its training CD-ROM project to Haselow Marketing Communications.