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ILLINOIS
Sterling Plumbing selected Bender, Browning, Dolby & Sanderson in Chicago to handle its $2 million advertising account and Edelman Public Relations in Chicago as its public relations agency of record.
Creative Media Development in Chicago was assigned media responsibilities for the Dairy Queen Milwaukee franchise group.
Esrock Partners in Orland Park was hired by Food Warming Equipment to handle its marketing communications.
Mobium Creative Group in Chicago was hired to develop corporate and product identity and sales collateral for Healthcare Financial Management Association's Learning Solutions unit.
HomeStar Bank selected Dragonette in Chicago to provide public relations and marketing services supporting the planned expansion of its services and operations.
Kaye & Co. in Northbrook was designated agency of record for Central Steel & Wire Co., a metals distribution service center.

INDIANA
Cabello Bodkin Marketing Design in Zionsville was selected to handle Web site design, development and maintenance for the Marion County Commission on Youth and the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking.

IOWA
Meyocks & Priebe in West Des Moines was selected to handle strategic marketing and communications for Farm Credit Services, a financial services provider for farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

MICHIGAN
Solomon Friedman Advertising in Bloomfield Hills has opened a satellite office in the Harmonie Park area of downtown Detroit to service such clients as the SMART Bus System and Health Choice.

MINNESOTA
Arctic Cat hired Padilla Speer Beardsley in Minneapolis as its agency for investor relations, including communications programs targeting shareholders, analysts and brokers.

MISSOURI
Shure Marketing Corp. named The Hughes Group in St. Louis as its agency of record. The client is a manufacturer of automotive shop furniture, security transaction systems and food and beverage service cabinetry and systems.
Kochan & Co. Advertising in St. Louis was selected to provide American Equity Mortgage with creative services, including graphic design for print advertising and sales promotion programs.
EAT Advertising & Design in Kansas City was selected to produce a regional ad campaign for Westlake Ace Hardware.

OHIO
Sive/Young & Rubicam in Cincinnati was chosen as agency of record for Beech Acres, a child-focused family services agency. Additionally, the agency has received a project assignment from United States Playing Card.
Freedman, Gibson & White in Cincinnati was awarded advertising, media and public relations responsibilities for Bob Sumerel Tire Co., a chain of 21 retail stores in Ohio.
Hensley Segal Rentschler in Cincinnati was named a strategic marketing communications partner for GE Plastics. The agency will help develop long-term marketing communications strategies for the company.
Ira Thomas Associates in Youngstown has added agency of record relationships with three new clients: Johnsonite, a manufacturer of commercial flooring products; Napco Building Specialties, a producer of consumer vinyl siding and windows; and Ahola Payroll Service, a data processing service.

WISCONSIN
Steamdry Complete Carpet Care named Image Makers Advertising in Waukesha as its agency of record, with responsibilities for strategic planning, creative development, media buying and public relations.