Business Notes

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, 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.