Reds marketing machine: new year, higher gear
With one of the biggest draws in professional sports in Ken Griffey Jr. and a team coming off an exciting season, it'd be hard to criticize the Cincinnati Reds for just sitting back, opening the ticket gates and expecting a sellout of every home game. Reds' suite sales open
In less than a week, the Cincinnati Reds have collected a combined $1.175 million in deposits from 47 companies to reserve luxury boxes at the team's new ballpark, even though it won't be ready until 2003. Chamber report sees influx of $2.6 billion
Greater Cincinnati's growing economic base drove more than $2.6 billion in investment in plants, employees and equipment last year, creating almost 12,000 jobs, the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce said Monday. INDUSTRY NOTES: BANKING
The parent of the First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio is converting to a financial holding company from a bank holding company. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Sherry Gevedon has joined Kendle, a full-service contract research organization, as director/global training and development. Ms. Gevedon will provide leadership for internal and external training and development programs offered through Kendle College, the company's corporate university. For the past nine years, she has been president and chief executive officer of her own training and consulting firm, Professional Education Seminars Inc. TRISTATE MARKET SPOTLIGHT
Shares of Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., the largest U.S. supermarket chain, rose $1.31 1/4 to $18.87 1/2 Monday after announcing a stock buyback. TRISTATE SUMMARY
Making its first acquisition beyond the United States, Ohio National Financial Services Inc. Monday agreed to buy a Latin American insurer and two related carriers for an undisclosed amount.
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