Business Notes

Ground has been broken for the Southwest Bank Community Financial Center in Sarver. The facility, slated for completion in the spring, will offer full-service banking, including extended hours.

Washington Federal Savings Bank has selected Desbrow & Associates as its agency of record.

Burns & Scalo Roofing Co. has received roofing contracts for Thorn Hill Place in Cranberry and the Duquesne Waste Water building in Duquesne.

WTW Architects is teaming with Woolpert LLP of Belleville, Ill., to design a $19.5 million renovation of the Morris University Center at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

CFA Real Estate Network is offering online chats through its Web site to allow customers and vendors to communicate with CFA representatives online in real time. The company has also reached an agreement with Real EC Technologies to participate as a service provider for its online transaction system.

Hershey Leasing Co. has purchased the last parcel of land in Southpointe. The company is planning a $4.5 million, 50,000-square-foot office building on the 8 1/2 acre tract.

Cuddy Roofing Co. has received contracts for the Mt. Washington Senior Center, Shadyside Hospital POB II project and the Alcoa Technical Center in Alcoa Center.

HMS Hallmark has changed its name to Ten/United.

H.J. Heinz Co. is offering approximately 1,500 Pittsburgh-area salaried employees free dial-up Internet access and subsidized DSL connections through Stargate Inc.

Carnegie Learning Inc. has secured a $14 million round of financing from several investors, including Carnegie Investments, Collier Investments Ltd. and Draper Triangle Ventures.

Fidelity Bancorp Inc. and Carnegie Financial Corp. have reached an agreement to merge.

Keystone Dedicated Logistics is providing third-party logistics for JJI Lighting Group, a specialty lighting manufacturer located in Holly Hill, Conn., and for Donsco Inc., which casts, machines, powder coats and finishes parts for a variety of industries.

Don and Annette Herbst have acquired Dobi Catering in Leechburg.

Desbrow & Associates has acquired CBS Corp. as a client, providing the media company with management and production of its employee and retiree benefit services materials. The firm also is providing AutoNation Inc., an online dealership and retailer of new and used vehicles, with benefits communication for its employees.

Pitt Ohio Express has added two new services, truckload beverage services and intermodal services. Truckload beverage services will handle shipments from anywhere in Pitt Ohio’s service area to points throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The intermodal division will provide door-to-door service, exclusive use and dependable transit times.

Repal Construction Co. has been awarded the contract to build a 3,200-square-foot classroom building on the campus of Indiana County Community College Center in White Township. The company has also received contracts to perform work at the Youngwood Campus of Westmoreland County Community College.