Los Angeles-based Integrated Media Systems (IMS), a full-service audio video and show control systems design firm, has announced it is opening an office in Columbus, OH, to serve its Midwestern client base.

Said IMS president and founder Mohammed R. Ahmadi, "The high concentration of national restaurant headquarters and other entertainment-based companies in the Midwest and eastern seaboard has necessitated our need to open a Columbus-based subsidiary."

IMS is the exclusive audio video services provider for Louisville, KY-based Jillian's Entertainment and Columbus, OH-based Damon's International, Inc. Other clients include The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill, The Aladdin Resort and Casino, M&M Retail Store in Las Vegas, and Heron City in Stockholm and Barcelona.

Director of marketing and business development Kelly Clark, a ten-year veteran of the casual restaurant industry, will oversee the Columbus office. Clark is a member of the National Restaurant Association's Marketing Executives Board and a former member of the NFL Enterprises Advisory Boar.