agency news

A ILLINOIS
Pulaski Financial Corp. in St. Louis has awarded its business to the Investor Relations Co. in Northbrook.
Aronson has awarded its Hispanic advertising account to Hernandez & Garcia, Lincolnwood, marking the first time the Chicago-based furniture company has hired a Hispanic agency.
Sturm Rosenberg King & Co., Chicago, has been awarded the American Society of Plastic Surgeons account.
Conway/Milliken & Associates, Chicago, has changed its name to Research International USA.
Ha-Lo Industries, Chicago, has partnered with Nike Golf to sell and distribute a line of corporate promotional products branded with the Nike logo.
TrizecHahn Office Properties has selected KCS & World to relaunch the renovated Sears Tower Skydeck.

A INDIANA
Beltrame Leffler in Indianapolis was awarded the grand prize in Eller Media Company’s Dream Design Challenge.

A IOWA
Ames-based AMPC, a manufacturer of Functional protein ingredients, has selected Meyocks & Priebe Advertising in West Des Moines as its agency of record.

A KANSAS
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions awarded Chance Rides’ Web site, designed by Greteman Group in Wichita, with first place in the industry suppliers category.

A MICHIGAN
In Bloomfield Hills, The Berline Group has been hired to develop a Web marketing strategy for the Northville-based Michigan Credit Union League. The agency was awarded a public relations project for Grady’s American Grill, a restaurant concept owned by Mishawaka, Ind.-based Quality Dining.
Rare Medium Inc., Detroit, has launched a website for Michigan-based Blue Water Plastics, Inc., a plastic parts manufacturer.
Maxwell & Miller of Kalamazoo has been selected by the Sault Convention & Visitors Bureau to develop advertising and other marketing materials for the Sault Ste. Marie area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

A MINNESOTA
Bolin Marketing and Advertising, Minneapolis, won the 1999 National Health Information Silver Award for its “Find Out” spot for the Minnesota Department of Health.
Digital Ad Lab has created its fifth chapter in the Twin Cities. The group is a volunteer users group for digital technology.
Geoffrey Calson Gage, Minneapolis, has landed Mendota Heights-based property management company Condor Corp. as its most recent client.
Internet startup iXmatch.com selected Padilla Speer Beardsley in Minneapolis as its public relations consultancy.

A MISSOURI
Wolf-gang & Associates launched a beginning-of-the-millennium party promotion for Nancy’s Specialty Foods. The St. Louis shop’s promotion involved point-of-sale materials, packaging and co-branding with a winery and party planning Web site.
Dairy Queen’s Phoenix-based dealer market area has selected St. Louis-based Brighton Agency as its agency of record.

A NEBRASKA
Lincoln-based Swanson Russell Associates has been selected as agency of record for the ShoreLand’s and ShoreStation brands manufactured by Midwest Industries of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A OHIO
Stevens Baron Communications in Cleveland has added three new local clients: SKW Americas; the American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers; and the John Carroll University Boler School of Business.
Mark Freeman Associates, Cleveland, was ranked 51st in a Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management listing of the fastest growing companies in northeast Ohio.
Point to Point Communications has been selected as agency of record for Metropolitan Bank & Trust.
Hitchcock Fleming and Associates, Akron, has been selected as agency of record for Consolidated Natural Gas in Pittsburgh.
Bridge Integrated Communications is providing pro bono support for the Cincinnati Art Museum through development of a visitor orientation video.
U.S. Technology has selected Innis Maggiore Group, Canton, as its agency of record. The agency will provide advertising and public relations for the provider of blasting products and services, which is also headquartered in Canton.
Sive/Young & Rubicam in Cincinnati was awarded a finalist certificate from the New York Festivals 1999 Television and Cinema Advertising Competition. The commercial “Magic of Flight: I-75” was aired as an entertainment promotion for a Cincinnati Omnimax theatre.
PPS Group, Cincinnati, has wrapped a live-action/animation production for a national millennium spot for Pearson, Crahan, Fletcher & England and its client United Methodist Church.

A PENNSYLVANIA
The Allegheny County Health Department’s public service hand-washing campaign, created by EGAN/St. James in Pittsburgh, received the J. Howard Beard Award for overall promotion of public health, the highest award of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

A WISCONSIN
Dufour Advertising received two Awards of Merit in the 28th Annual Communications Review of the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society. The Sheboygan agency won for work on behalf of Fort Atkinson Memorial Health Services.
Circle Midwest, Milwaukee, has been selected to design direct mail campaigns for Crane Pro Parts and Orley Meyer, a division of Konecranes, located in Big Bend.
Schuler Field Laser Technology appointed TechComm Associates, Milwaukee, to design and execute a marketing communications program for its North American markets. The Frankfurt, Germany-based company will establish in Columbus.
A new client for Blue Horse in Milwaukee is Flexco, a conveyor belt fastener and cleaning product company.
Briggs & Stratton Corp. has chosen Marx McClellan Thrun, Milwaukee, to design packaging and related marketing communications materials for its Emergency Power Transfer System.
Image Makers Advertising, Waukesha, has been named agency of record by the Milwaukee Marine Dealers Association.