Sunday, September 16, 2001

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Delhi floral shop adds art gallery

        DELHI TOWNSHIP — Steinbach Floral Co., 459 Greenwell Ave., will hold a fall art show and dedication of “Vincent's Art Gallery” 1-5 p.m. Sept. 22. The gallery is inside the florist shop and consists of three rooms of works by Cincinnati artists in watercolor, oil, pottery and other media. Artists include Ann Harrod, Marilyn Bishop, Don Neumeister, Margaret Lisnek, Adam Widner, Esther DeSalvo, Bob Hasselle and Lewis Broughton.

        The dedication event honors the Steinbachs' youngest child, Vincent, who was recently diagnosed with autism. All art can be purchased through the floral shop, which is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

        Steinbach Floral Co. offers a full range of fresh and dried floral arrangements, customized gift baskets, balloon bouquets and houseplants. Information: 922-4400.

Paper supplier opens Blue Ash warehouse

       BLUE ASHEagle Paper, which provides paper to the graphic arts and printing industries, has opened a Cincinnati office and warehouse at 11427 Reed Hartman Highway. The general manager is Bill Herweh.

        Based in Cleveland, Eagle Paper is a family-owned business that was formed a year ago from Global Paper Co. and is now a holding company for Global Publishing Paper.

        Eagle Paper represents a number of leading mills in North America and Europe, president James Wheeler said. Information: 618-6479.

Kforce staffing firm expands Kentucky services

       NORWOOD — The Cincinnati Healthcare division of Kforce Professional Staffing has expanded its services in central and Northern Kentucky by opening an office in Lexington.

        Kforce provides supplemental staff to hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices and other health-care providers. Placements are made for both temporary or permanent patient-care positions.

        “Our new office will be staffing facilities throughout Kentucky but one of its primary objections is Northern Kentucky,” said Edward Bayliss, director of the Cincinnati Healthcare division.

        The office is at 2333 Alexandria Drive. Information: (859) 514-6733 or (513) 333-3500.

Consulting service moves offices to Florence

        FLORENCE Customer Intimacy Inc. (The CI Group) has moved its corporate offices to Northern Kentucky. The consulting service formerly was in Jackson, Miss., and Miami.

        “We chose the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area because of the strong business presence and entrepreneurial spirit,” said Brian Cook, the company's CEO.

        The CI Group's services are designed to help small to midsized companies identify needs and develop strategies in such areas as employee motivation, employee selection, performance reviews, alignment of vision and strategy, and sales training. The firm also offers anonymous shopping and MVP Sales Training workshops.

        Mr. Cook and Michael Prall founded the company in June 2000. Information: (859) 282-6272 or www.m2r2.com.

Fairfield Gold Star moves across street

        FAIRFIELD Gold Star Chili fans can enjoy their cheese coneys in a new restaurant.

        The chili parlor is now at 6755 Dixie Highway, across from its former location in Diplomat Village. It features the chain's new look and emphasis on drive-through as well as eat-in trade.

        Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Saturday, although the dining room closes at 10 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

        Gold Star Chili has almost 100 restaurants in the Tristate. Information: 860-0444.

       



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