Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Morning Memo

Hot tips & news to start your business day

Today's number: 27.32 million - Daily barrels of oil produced in September by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, up 1 percent from September last year, a Bloomberg News survey found.

Today's career talk: Most managers should aspire to do nothing, says Gary S. Topchik, author of The Accidental Manager: Get the Skills You Need to Excel in Your New Career. Managers should always strive to "do, manage or lead," he says. But when managers are too busy doing work, they are not managing and certainly not leading. "Managers succeed or become successful in their managerial roles by developing team members to do the doing," he says.

Today's money tip: The individual retirement account still remains one of the safest ways to save for the future. A number of Web sites help sort out different IRA account types and the respective tax rules that apply. One is Bankrate.com, located at www.bankrate.com/brm/itax/news/20010221a.asp. It's a good primer on different kinds of IRAs.

Today's mover: Barnard Baker has joined Holland Communications as a public relations account executive. Baker will be responsible for planning and coordinating the public relations and advertising endeavors for the various client accounts. He previously worked for Dan Pinger Public Relations and Empower MediaMarketing. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism.


LONG LIFE IN LOVELAND: Established in Loveland in 1870, Nisbet Brower continues to be based in that city. The company is currently owned by three partners who bought it in 1976.

SPECIALTIES: Signature products consist of custom cabinets, architectural millwork and counter tops, including marble surfaces. The company sells its cabinets, lumber, hardware and tools to individuals as well as to contractors and remodelers.

NISBET NETWORK: Nisbet Brower's 200 employees work at eight locations: at the company's showroom in Forest Park and its store in Loveland and at its manufacturing and distribution centers in Loveland, Milford, Colerain Township, Evendale, Miamisburg and Columbus.

CUSTOMER IS KING: The company believes its growth is due to its customer focus. Most customers are located in southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

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First Financial's profits down 25%
Airlines schedule terminal switch
Casinos take dips slightly in Sept.
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