Movers & Shakers


New Age Funding, opened by cash flow consultant Tom Illig, created a Web site,

Michael Schiller joined DecisionPoint Marketing & Research.


P & R Associates promoted Gordon Kress to vice president, client services, and Moira Attalla to vice president, customer relations.

The Communications Factory selected Keely Davidson as its first college scholarship recipient.

Traymore Marketing won the Northern Ohio Direct Marketing Association’s Direct Marketing Award for the third year in a row for a Six Flags Worlds of Adventure campaign.


Alfe’s Wadsworth Plant received quality assurance certification from the Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. of Savannah, Ga.


Ramsburg Insurance, with offices in Uniontown and Louisville, earned entry into the Grange Insurance Top Ten Producer Club for 2002.


Anthony Family Funeral Homes has merged with the McGowan-Reid & Santos Funeral Home.

The Golden Dolphin Spa, a day spa featuring six private VIP spa suites with tropical island getaway themes, opened for business in Twinsburg.

The Gift Garden, a retail outlet operated by The Workshops Inc., moved to the Whipple-Dale Centre, 2950 Whipple Ave., Canton.


Roger T. Read was elected to serve as president of The University of Akron Foundation Board of Directors.

Walsh University opened its MBA program at the Medina MBA Campus, 2783 Medina Road, Medina.


Lori Potter and Loree Beeching were named branch managers at Cambridge Home Health Care’s Akron and Canton offices.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities announced that the Massillon Community Hospital Rehabilitation Unit was awarded a three-year accreditation for its comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation program. Paul H. Holcomb Jr., M.D., was appointed to the hospital’s courtesy medical staff and granted privileges in cardiology. The hospital has also named Ramon Martinez chairman of its board of directors.

Dr. Joseph M. Kirk joined the Massillon Community Hospital Courtesy Medical Staff with privileges in anesthesiology.

Summa Health System received national recognition at the 2003 Aster Awards, dedicated to marketing excellence in the health care field. It received a Gold Award, two Silver Awards and a Merit Award.

Also at Summa, Barbara Brunt, manager of nursing education and staff development, was honored with the Excellence in the Role of the Professional Development Researcher Award by the National Nursing Staff Development Organization. And Dave Boyer, clinical staff pharmacist in critical care, received the Walter Frazier Award for sustained exemplary service in health system and community service.

The hospital also promoted Greg Killinger to assistant vice president of client services of Summa HealthCare Plan.


Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs LLP hired Philip E. Howes, Richard S. Milligan, Thomas R. Himmelspach and Paul J. Pusateri in its Canton office.

The Akron office of Roetzel & Andress hired Kandie Carson, of counsel, risk management; Pam Hollern, associate, business litigation; Elois Mackus, of counsel, intellectual property; and Dan Schlue, associate, intellectual property.

Roetzel & Andress opened an office in Washington, D.C.

Bruner-Cox LLP’s Canton office hired Lyndsie Henderson and Brian Wilson.


Main Street Gourmet hired Robin Iannucci as its New England regional sales manager.


Betty Dalton received the first Family Services Betty Dalton Community Service Award, named in her honor.

United Way of Summit County Vice President for Community Investment Lois A. Foster received the 2003 United Way Staff Excellence Award.

Quest Recovery Services received a three-year accreditation for its Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions, Outpatient Treatment, Children and Adolescents Outpatient Treatment and Methadone Opioid Treatment programs.

James Hammer, Angela Leighton, Corey Logue, Margie Slack, Denise Vargo and Kathy Spitale were honored as 2002/2003 Employees of the Year by The Workshops Inc. of the Stark County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities,


The National Association of the Remodeling Industry Stark County Chapter named Epoxy Stone Contractor of the Year in the Commercial Specialty category.


Lockheed Martin recognized Fowler and Associates‘ management and employees at its North Canton facility as one of the top-performing suppliers to Lockheed Martin.