LaSalle bets on rebound
When Cincinnati developer Steve Bloomfield needed $7.5 million to convert the blighted Ford factory in Walnut Hills into office space, some of the area's largest banks were less than eager to lend the cash he needed.

CFO in spotlight, off hot seat
When Wall Street analysts pour into Cincinnati this week to hear Procter & Gamble Co.'s story, Clayt Daley will be front and center.

Look Who's Talking: Marvin Lewis
Marvin Lewis says things you can't hear, but if you pay attention, you'll understand.

Queen City rewind
The week in business news in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Business Meetings This Week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.

Business People
Promotions & new on the job.

Stock Market Game
The Enquirer presents its twice-yearly stock market game. Here are this week's results:
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Ex-CEO's mansion imperiled
CARMEL, Ind. - Among Stephen C. Hilbert's trappings of wealth - a Caribbean island estate, thoroughbred race horses, art and antiques - the asset he is at greatest risk of losing to the company he founded is his biggest: a 25,000-square-foot, French-style mansion on a 36-acre spread.
Shutting down a business is tricky
In 1988, when April Scott opened her balloon company, she thought it would be around forever. She didn't even keep a resume.
Lessons from a pioneer
In 1986, when I got my very first client, a small sportswear company in need of a business plan, I asked my friend Eugene Kleiner for advice.
Buying wine here is a social occasion
The business partnership of Marty Piazza and Guy Discepoli had its roots in their six-month European backpacking trip in 1975.
Vineyard owners develop taste for business despite hardships
TORREY, N.Y. - For many people, a vineyard evokes a romantic dream of natural beauty and pleasurable work that yields a sophisticated and elegant product.
Tristate business notes

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's business stories)
Playing the Career Game
Hungry for top talent, local companies are turning to technology to help them spot stars of tomorrow

PR firm bolsters services
Three years ago, Lauren Abel decided to think big and step outside the limits of her public relations agency. Her calculated risk has netted new clients and new capabilities.
Integrated but still independent

FYI for our readers
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Special Report: P&G's Russian Frontier
In a three-day series, The Enquirer's Cliff Peale reports from Russia on Procter & Gamble's manufucturing and marketing drive there and the implications for Greater Cincinnati.
Booming market bears potential and challenge
It's not like Kroger: 'Stores' make selling a challenge
New economy holds instability and risk
Overseas sales have big impact back home
Making cleaning products, two worlds meet
Q&A: Former dancer takes giant leap
Europe teaches lessons about style
Vanity products are a gamble for Procter

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.