AKRON — First Communications has acquired the customer base of Acceris Communications, a telecommunications company based in Pittsburgh, and purchased Acceris’ Nortel Passport Frame Relay/MPLS network, which includes switch locations in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Dallas and Atlanta. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and had an anticipated final closing date in September.
AKRON — Virtues Restaurant, located in Summa Health System’s new Ann and David Brennan Critical Care Center, was chosen as Foodservice Equipment and Supply Magazine’s (FE&S) 2006 Tabletop Performance Award winner. Virtues received first place in the category of an independent restaurant with a per-person check averaging less than $30. This annual award recognizes restaurants for excellence in creating an outstanding tableware design. FE&S also awarded Virtues an honorable mention in the category of on-site food-service establishment. A special cover story in the October issue of FE&S will highlight Virtues as one of the winners of the annual competition.
CUYAHOGA FALLS — When Time Warner officially took over the Adelphia and Comcast cable systems Aug. 1, the job of converting the new acquisitions’ signage and fleet vehicle graphics became the responsibility of local sign company Sign Central and owner Dave Soulsby. Located on State Road, Sign Central had been supplying signage to Adelphia Cable for more than 10 years. When completed, Sign Central will have removed and replaced the graphics and signage for 550 vehicles and 20 company retail operations, as well as sponsorship signage in major venues. For details, visit www.sign-central.com.