Sunday, October 12, 2003

Business notes

Healing Place now in Bridgetown

A west side massage therapy business has moved its office to Bridgetown.

A Healing Place, in Cheviot for five years, is now at 5608 Harrison Ave. The business is run by licensed massage therapists Gloria Esenwein and Kathleen Jacobs.

"We use our training in massage technique, anatomy and physiology to promote healing and relaxation for our clients," Jacobs said. "The new location provides a peaceful environment with easy street accessibility and ample parking."

Massage sessions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 481-7400.

Survey technique workshop planned

Folks interested in learning survey techniques can attend a workshop scheduled for Oct. 23.

"How to Conduct a Successful Survey," presented by Mason-based Training Technologies Inc., will feature Malcolm Conway, a market research professional with IBM.

"It is for anyone interested in learning how to do a survey, whether they are surveying their customers for satisfaction, their workers for performance reviews, their suppliers or focus groups for product feedback," company staffer Renee Reed said.

The session will show participants how to make their surveys more effective, how to increase response rates and elicit better feedback. Electronic as well as paper instruments will be discussed. Participants are invited to bring a survey they are using or have used in the past.

Cost is $995.

Training Technologies has been in the survey software and training industry since 1989.

Information: 754-1212 Ext. 200, or

Rheumatologist opens in Norwood

Rheumatologist Louis Flaspohler has recently opened a new practice in Norwood.

Board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology, Flaspohler specializes in treatment of arthritis, lupus, scleroderma and related conditions.

After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1997, Flaspohler completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Indiana University.

The office is at 2100 Sherman Ave., Suite 110.

Information: 351-0800.

Hyde Park shop specializes in bags

PK Pursenalities, which opened last month in Hyde Park, is a custom-design handbag store.

The company has 17 styles, including makeup bags and wallets, and stocks 180 fabrics. Customers can also supply their own fabric for an extra charge.

"The customer designs what they want the bag to look like, we make it up and it's ready within two to three weeks," manager Marni Parnell said. "We can make little party purses for bridesmaids to match their outfits. Most of our bags are reversible."

PK Pursenalities is at 3445 Edwards Road. It's open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Information: 321-4222.

Marketing service unveils Web site

A virtual marketing services network is celebrating its first anniversary by launching a marketing Web site for itself. is the online representation of Chris Witham Communications. The site provides recent client case studies, a list of services, descriptions of the any's project process, and examples from its portfolio.

"All businesses need to communicate, whether verbally or visually, and this network provides the vehicles for doing so at a fraction of traditional firm costs," Witham said. "Because we are a virtual company we have minimal overhead, and this allows our focus to be on the work instead of profitability."

Information: 531-0663.

E-mail or fax 564-6991 with openings, expansions and other news about neighborhood businesses.

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