COMPANIES

Top Level Martial Arts

The Cuyahoga Falls martial arts academy was admitted to the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association of Academies. Membership is based on programming and effectiveness in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. Top Level Martial Arts said it is one of only seven academies in Ohio to be designated and the only one in the Akron-Canton area.

Fastsigns of Akron

The local signs and graphics provider received the Pinnacle Club Award, given to centers ranked Nos. 26 to 125 in the United States and Canada for sales volume from the previous year.

Jones & Wenner Insurance Agency Inc.

Auto-Owners Insurance announced that the Jones & Wenner Insurance Agency Inc. of Fairlawn was named one of the top 10 growth agencies for the company in Ohio for 2013.

KeyCorp

DiversityInc announced that KeyCorp took the 47th spot on the 14th annual rankings of Top 50 Companies for Diversity. KeyCorp also ranked in the top 10 on DiversityInc’s specialty lists: No. 8 for Supplier Diversity and No. 7 for Diversity Councils.

PEOPLE

Amanda M. Leffler

An attorney for Brouse McDowell LPA, Leffler received the Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under. The award is presented to one in each of the state association’s 18 districts who has contributed to local service or a civic, arts or cultural organization.

Ray Evans

The Stow resident and former executive vice president or engineering, marketing and sales for Titan International was named an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the school, recognizing graduates for professional achievement.

OPENINGS

Georgie International Beauty Institute

Georgie International Beauty Institute at 69 Graham Road, Suite A, Cuyahoga Falls, announced it is offering cosmetology, hairstyling and related disciplines in the beauty industry based upon Georgie Herro’s techniques and business skills.

Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym Akron South will hold its grand opening Thursday at 426 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. There will be sampler classes, fitness assessments, food and prizes. The event is free. Call 234-678-4057 for information.

Blazing Wok

Buehler’s Nobles Pond at 7138 Fulton Road NW in Canton opened Blazing Wok authentic Chinese cuisine. Located inside the store, Blazing Wok features Chinese dishes, including vegetarian and gluten-free. The menu is available at www.buehlers.com/blazing-wok.