Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Tristate summary

Publisher to address meeting

Staff reports

Margaret Buchanan, president and publisher of the Enquirer, will be the keynote speaker at the Tristate Chamber Collaborative's Business Summit on Nov. 14. Sponsored by chambers around the region, the event started last year, replacing the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce's annual business luncheon.

Buchanan was named in May as the first woman publisher in the Enquirer's 162-year history. A Cincinnati native, she began her newspaper career with the Enquirer in 1986. She came to the newspaper this year from the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho.

President of IT group steps down

Dan Lohmeyer, president of Ohio's IT Alliance, will be stepping down as the regional technology group reviews its organizational structure and strategy for 2004, the Dayton-based group said Monday.

Lohmeyer helped launch Ohio's IT Alliance four years ago after it was established by Ohio Gov. Bob Taft to strengthen the state's information technology sector. Part of the state's Edison Network of technology organizations, the alliance consists of The Circuit in Cincinnati, IT Alliance of Appalachian Ohio, NEOpreneur of Northeast Ohio, the Columbus Technology Council, the Greater Dayton IT Alliance and the Regional Growth Partnership in Northwest Ohio.

No explanation for Lohmeyer's departure was given. Ohio's IT Alliance was instrumental in the development of 17 new technology companies, the creation of 250 jobs and the raising of $11 million in investment capital in the last four years.

Metal-cutting fluid being tested

An innovative metal-cutting fluid that eliminates noxious odors and extends fluid life will be demonstrated for machine shop operators at a seminar at 7 p.m. Wednesday at TechSolve in Bond Hill.

The nonprofit manufacturing assistance organization has been testing the product, HaloFresh Coolant Xtender, developed by Vanson HaloSource of Redmond, Wash.

TechSolve's research found HaloFresh didn't affect the machinability of cutting fluids. For information on the free session, go to www.coolantxtender.com or call 1-866-449-8363.

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