Sunday, January 27, 2002

Tristate Business Notes

Salon opens in College Hill

        Julian's Barber and Beauty Salon opened in early January with a full range of services for women and men. Styling options include braiding and weaving.

        The shop, at 5829 Hamilton Ave. in College Hill next to Deveroes, is owned by Rueben Jordan. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

        Information: 542-7300.

Roncker steps into Glendale

Bob Roncker has extended his franchise with an additional shoe outlet.

        New Balance Glendale, at 267 E. Sharon Road, carries New Balance Athletic Shoes as well as Dunham Shoes. The athletic shoes are available in widths ranging from AA to 4E for women and AA to 6E for men. Dunham manufactures a variety of comfort shoes, including sandals.

        Mr. Roncker also owns the New Balance Cincinnati and Running Spot stores in O'Bryonville and Milford.

        The new store is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

        Information: 772-7999.

Teacher buys Jazzercise center

— After teaching at the Jazzercise Fitness Center for two years, Beth Fitzwater decided to purchase it when the owner moved. The sale was completed Jan. 1.

        The center, at 32 Donald Drive, offers 12 Jazzercise, body sculpting and circuit-training classes each week. The classes are held at 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. Saturday.

        Ms. Fitzwater said new students receive their first class free through Jan. 31. There is also a January special rate for those paying through electronic-funds transfer.

        Information: 893-4688.

Bank Earnings wins major contract

               UNION — Bank Earnings Alliance Inc.,
a management consulting firm, has been selected by the $1.02 billion Merchants and Farmers Bank, headquartered in northern Mississippi, to examine and evaluate three aspects of its operations.

        In addition to performing an organizational analysis, the company will look at ways for the bank to enhance revenues and reduce expenses, said Anthony J. Sperelakis, a senior consultant.

        Bank Earnings Alliance focuses on performance and earnings improvement for financial services institutions. It is located at 2189 Bleu Yacht Lane.

        Information: (859) 586-1170 or (888) 742-2265.

Make contact with Ukrainians

               Representatives of local companies are invited to explore opportunities for doing business in the Ukraine when a trade delegation from that Eastern European country comes to Cincinnati Friday and Saturday.

        The visiting Ukrainians represent industries including agriculture, aviation, chemicals, energy, optics, clothing and accessories, food processing and information technology. Their objectives include buying and selling products, identifying representatives and distributors, and touting outsourcing opportunities.

        A mini-trade show will take place Friday 3-6 p.m. at TechSolve, 1111 Edison Drive, Bond Hill, and 7-9 p.m. at the Vernon Manor Hotel, 400 Oak St., Avondale. Saturday, the delegation will again be available from 3-6 p.m. at TechSolve. Individual conferences can be arranged.

        There is no cost to attend the event or schedule a conference.

        Information: (859) 261-3282 or


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