Friday, October 10, 2003

Morning memo


News and tips to start your business day

Today's number: 315

Planes to be delivered by Airbus SAS this year, 15 more than its publicly stated target and assuring that it passes Boeing Co. as the world's largest make of commercial aircraft, according to an Airbus planning document.

Bloomberg News

Today's career talk

Most great leaders share at least one trait, author Robin Gerber says in Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage. They are optimistic. "But you can't just tell yourself to be sunny about every event," Gerber says. "Optimism doesn't mean being a nonstop cheerleader. Optimism that is powerful enough to overcome internal fears has the muscle of experience, culture and faith behind it. It is both a mental discipline and a worldview."

John Eckberg

Today's mover

•Dwayne Boso has been named senior associate at MSA (Michael Schuster Associates Inc.), a Cincinnati-based architectural design firm. Boso has been with MSA for 15 years and is the firm's senior project manager and architect. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. He is currently serving as project manager and construction coordinator for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport's Concession Re-Leasing Program.

Shirley Dees

Today's money tip

Women have a variety of resources available when looking for financial information or advice. One of the best is the World Wide Web.

Several Web sites cater to exclusively to the financial needs of women. One is MsMoney.com. It features tools for investing, banking and online financial seminar.

Knight Ridder News Service

Today's Company: Neace Lukens Insurance

Full Portfolio: Joseph Lukens and John F. Neace founded their insurance agency in 1991 and are CEO and chairman, respectively. The company, based in downtown Cincinnati, provides property, casualty and health insurance; estate planning, bonds, employee benefits and risk management services.

Spreading Out: The company employs almost 300 people, including 125 licensed agents, at its 13 offices in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Strategic Contacts: Neace Lukens is a partner firm of Assurex Global, a network of more than 130 independent brokers around the world. The network helps Neace Lukens take advantage of a wide variety of insurance products.

Moving Up: The agency was recently ranked 56th largest insurance company in the United States for 2002 by Business Insurance magazine. It was ranked 75th largest in 2001.

Jenny Callison



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