Jungle Jim's becoming a city
        Orlando can have its Disney World. Fairfield soon will get a “Food World,” an amusement park built around grocery shopping and eating. That's what Jim Bonaminio calls his plan for a massive expansion of Jungle Jim's International Farmers Market.

Music labels try to adapt to new technology
        The cassette tape brought predictions of the end of the music industry, but new musical styles and the new technology of the compact disc allowed it to flourish. And many record executives look to that time in hopes they can respond creatively to overcome the current crisis.
Musicians have the power in some ways
MP3 format boosts music options

What's the Buzz?
        The Procter & Gamble Co. influence is creeping into advertisements for its newest acquisition, Clairol.

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Opera wows audiences
        The story of Opera Portables is a work in three acts: product design, customer service and technology-driven sales. That combination has resulted in a great box office for the Erlanger-based manufacturer of portable trade-show displays.

New products compete for shelf space
        Kim Brownlee knew her homemade toffee was good; she just had to figure out a way to persuade retailers to put it on their shelves.

Tristate Business Notes
        A longtime meat cutter has opened his own business at 3644 Tylersville Road in Mason.

Commercial real estate transfers
        The most expensive commercial property transfers recorded recently in Greater Cincinnati:

Business meetings & seminars


Erpenbeck archive
        A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.

Greater Cincinnati 100
        Manufacturing dominates the field among Greater Cincinnati's 100 biggest private companies.
11 companies break into top 100
List of Greater Cincinnati 100