Switching the flick

Dana Bromberg has sold the in-theater advertising company he started as a marketing student at The Ohio State University. In a transaction in excess of $1.3 million including assets sold and maintained, Bromberg’s CinemAd Media was purchased by Cinema Screen Media, a national company headquartered in Marietta, Ga.

Bromberg serves as vice president of sales at Cinema Screen Media and oversees an 11-state territory in the Midwest and Northeast.

Jolly good fellows

Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter has nabbed a new partner, while another partner gained national kudos.

Tony White, a former four-year letter winner, two-year starter and team captain for The Ohio State University men’s basketball team, was named as partner in the litigation group of the firm. White’s practice focuses on civil litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants using his experience in complex business litigation matters including dispute resolution and prosecution and defense of tort cases.

He also is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and volunteers for the Salesian Boys Club, Canine Companions for Independence, Recreation Unlimited and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Meanwhile, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter partner Lawrence F. Feheley has received recognition by colleagues nationwide with his induction into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a fellow. Election is awarded for outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

Feheley is chair of Kegler, Brown’s labor and employee relations practice area and concentrates on representation of management in labor and employment matters, with emphasis on advising and defending employers in discrimination and wrongful discharge claims.

Second chances

Did you miss out on reserving your seat when Gov. Taft planned the Ohio Business and Investment Mission to Europe in October?

Try again.

After the September terrorist attacks, the mission was rescheduled for April.

In addition to business investment and export-related meetings, the April mission is expected to include a visit to the Hannover Fair, the world’s largest industrial trade fair.

Ohio companies and organizations interested in promoting German investment in Ohio or seeking trade opportunities can contact Kirk Merritt or Randy Hochstetter in the Ohio Department of Development’s International Trade Division at 466-5017 or (800) 848-1300.

Let’s make a deal

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio has set up a formal partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with the goal of reducing workplace accidents.

More than 20 firms, such as Corna/Kokosing Construction Co., Ruscilli Construction Co., Elford Inc., EXXCEL Project Management and Gilbane Building Co. have joined the partnership. Member firms must implement aggressive training and safety strategies that go above and beyond OSHA standards. In return, they receive substantial benefits from OSHA, such as limited inspection activity and deeply discounted fines.

For more information, contact Meg DeWerth at the Builders Exchange at 486-9521.

Join us for a think tank

Network with other Central Ohio business owners at the CEO Mastermind Roundtable Breakfast Jan. 18 at the Hyatt Regency.

Sponsored by SBN Magazine and presented by Douglas Brooks, president of ASE Corp., and Patrick Donadio, a business coach and professional speaker, the breakfast will enable Central Ohio business owners, presidents and CEOs to share ideas for taking their organizations to the next level. Other topics include launching the new year with increased productivity and sales, creating the ultimate work environment and projecting a new authoritative image to your clients.

For information, call 766-7898 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected].

Awards and accolades

Gary J. Ross, president of the Americas Division of Liebert Global Services in Westerville, receives the 2001 Ohio State University Fisher College of Business International Alumni Award for outstanding performance in international business.

Peter H. Edwards Sr., chairman of The Edwards Cos., receives the 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Fisher College alumni association for individuals who have brought distinction to themselves, the college and the university through their professional participation, commitment and leadership.

Jim Wright, principal and designer with Residential Designed Solutions Inc. of Worthington, receives first place and third place national design awards from the American Institute of Building Design & Homestyles for two homes in Tartan Fields in Dublin.

Artie Isaac, president and principal of Young Isaac Inc., receives the Board Member of the Year award from Jewish Family Services, especially noting his work this year guiding the marketing committee to create a marketing plan to follow the agency’s strategic plan.

INROADS Columbus, an international internship program for minorities, awards The Huntington National Bank with the Corporate Plus Award for commitment to the program. Kelly Blackmon, Huntington senior human resource generalist and coordinator of the bank’s INROADS program, is named Business Coordinator of the Year.

TRIAD Architects receives the National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its restoration of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield.

Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service receives the 2001 National Funeral Directors Association Pursuit of Excellence Eagle Award for outstanding community service, professional integrity and public relations initiatives.

The 2001 Dublin Civic Beautification Awards Program gives five awards to Urban Environments Inc. for work the firm did at BMW Financial Services, Dublin Tech Mart, Atrium II, Metro South and One Metro Place.

Martha Vance & Associates Inc. wins the award of excellence sponsored by the American Staffing Association in the multimedia category for a CD-ROM employee orientation program.

Hopkins Printing receives six awards at the 2001 International Gallery of Superb Printing from the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen Inc.


To the board of trustees of Volunteers of America, Ann T. Gallagher, senior vice president at Opinion Strategies Inc., and as officers of the board, vice chairperson Justin W. Kluemper, vice president and manager of National City Bank’s Japanese Marketing Group; treasurer William K. Burton, president of Capital Investors Advisory Corp.; and secretary Robert F. Halley, vice president of Heartland Bank

To the board of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus Foundation, chairman David Ryan, former president and CEO of Rimrock Corp.; and president-elect James Kunk, executive vice president for commercial and retail banking delivery with The Huntington National Bank’s Central Ohio region

Paula Inniss, president of Ohio Full Court Press, and Susan C. Finn, director of nutrition services and public affairs for Ross Products Division of Abbot Laboratories, to the Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees

Tom Dillon, partner-in-charge of the Columbus office of Roetzel & Andress, to vice president of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, an international organization of attorneys who either engage in trial work for the defense or who are general counsel for corporate entities

Janice Page, formerly a senior vice president at Sears Roebuck and Co., to member of the Glimcher Realty Trust board of trustees

Promotions, executive hires

Charles A. Kerwood II to shareholder and board member of Waller Financial Planning Group

At The Limited Inc., Joan Overlock to executive vice president of marketing for Express; John R. Jonge Poerink to vice president of brand marketing for Express; Jim Roemmer to vice president of direct marketing for Express; and Mark Giresi to senior vice president of stores

Elizabeth Marrone to vice president of fragrance development for Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Co.

Sue Zazon to president of KeyBank’s Columbus district

Rick Studer, former partner at Clary Communications, to senior vice president of marketing communications at Griffin Communications

Mark Placenti and Pat Smith to senior vice presidents and directors of client services at Lord, Sullivan & Yoder

Save the date

The Service Corps of Retired Executives offers two seminars this month at Edison Welding Institute, 1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6, How to Start Your Business; and 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6, Writing an Effective Business Plan. Call 469-2357 for information.

11:30 to 1 p.m. Dec. 11, Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware: Safety Plans for the Small Business, presented by Meg DeWerth of The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio; (740) 369-6221

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, Motorists Insurance Group, 471 E. Broad St.: Maximizing Supervisory Effectiveness by Ohio Northern University Entrepreneurship Center; (800) 772-6070 or

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12, sparkspace, 300 Marconi Blvd., Suite 306: Tongue Fu!, martial arts for the mind and mouth to build better relationships at work, at home and in the community; 224-7727 or

Morning and afternoon Jan. 18 at the Hyatt Regency: How to Increase Performance & Profits presented by Douglas Brooks, president of ASE Corp., and Patrick Donadio, a business coach and professional speaker. The seminar, sponsored by SBN Magazine, is designed to help business owners and presidents create a good workplace environment and a business image to attract more customers. Topics also include time management and maximizing effectiveness as well as information regarding attitude development and strategies to benefit employees. For information, call 766-7898 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected].

New clients and partnerships

TDCI Consulting acquires Columbus-based Agility Corp.

APEX/M&P Construction LLP wins a $1.4 million general trades contract for Genoa Elementary and Tussic Site Elementary schools for Westerville City Schools.

Clary Communications is named agency of record for the WBNS-10TV Commit to be Fit campaign.

Executive Staffing Solutions and Advanced Career Development Inc. form a strategic partnership in a new initiative to bring outplacement programs to companies forced to cut back during periods of economic uncertainty.

SBC Advertising is named agency of record for Wayne Dalton Corp.; signs Dietrich Metal Framing, Worthington Industries, Herald Printing, Elford Construction Services and QuickHire to its Business to Business roster; and adds Bank First National and Lifestyle Communities to its Public Relations client list.

On the move

Big Lots opens its expanded 1.4 million-square-foot distribution center in Montgomery, Ala.

Secure Interiors Inc. receives a seven-year, 65 percent tax credit from the Ohio Job Creation Tax Credit Authority for an expansion project expected to create 80 jobs and retain six within the first three years of operation of the expansion.

Bob Evans Farms Inc. sells its Hickory Specialties Inc. subsidiary to Kerry Group plc, an international food products company based in Ireland, with proceeds to be used for the company’s stock repurchase program and to pay down short-term lines of credit.

Huntington Bancshares Inc. sells its Florida operations to SunTrust Banks Inc. for $705 million to strengthen its capital position and repurchase shares. Huntington also approves a companywide employee stock option program for approximately 8,500 employees.

Schoonover Boyer Steen Group relocates to 383 N. Front St. in the Arena District.

Languages Unlimited Inc. launches the Border Busting Catalog and Manual Division to help catalog businesses sell their wares internationally.