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Entrepreneur proving that sex sells
The busy telephone lines at the Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals sales center in Forest Park suggest Steven Warshak might be the potentate of pills for people who want to, uh, maximize their sexual pleasure.

Delta faces long haul with pilots
Of the nearly 10 1/2 cents it takes Delta Air Lines to fly one passenger one mile, almost a nickel goes toward labor. And nearly half of that nickel goes to just two people - the pair flying the plane.

Local aims, global goals
Janet Reid, chairwoman of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, is the first woman, the first African-American and one of only a few small business owners to lead the region's largest business group.

Look Who's Talking: Kent Lutz
Kent Lutz, director of the Goering Center for Family and Private Business, believes family-owned companies must plan for succession years before an executive retires.

Tax question? Here's how to ask
Have an income tax question? The Enquirer can help you get an answer. We're again hosting a series of online chats with Tom Cooney and Crystal Faulkner, partners in the accounting firm of Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens. The next chat is Feb. 28 at 12 noon at

Business meetings this week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.

Stock market game
The Enquirer presents its winter-spring stock market game. Here are this week's results:
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Business People
Promotions & new on the job.
Firms rally to image of U.S.
WASHINGTON - Foreigners shouting anti-Bush slogans are one problem; foreigners refusing to buy American products - that's real trouble.
Counteracting the 'ugly American'
Some suggestions on what business executives working abroad can do.
Northlich, Willow get top ad awards
Northlich, the region's biggest advertising agency, and Willow Creative Group won the top Addy awards at Saturday night's celebration of the best in 2003 from the local advertising community.
Consider customers' experience
What if the Walt Disney Co. ran your business?
Prepping for loan pays big dividends
NEW YORK - Small-business owners wanting to borrow money from a bank or other lender should expect to lay some groundwork long before making a phone call or filling out an application.
Patients can tote data
EAST PRICE HILL - In his quest to make his patients' records truly portable, Dr. Marshall McHenry had a whale of an idea: to transfer records onto a mini-CD. He calls his wallet-sized product the Mobidisk -"mobi" is an acronym for Medical Office-Based Information.
Judge sides with film studios in DVD ruling
LOS ANGELES - A federal judge ruled Friday that a software program that copies DVDs violates the copyrights of Hollywood studios.
Queen City Rewind

Tristate business notes

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
William Erpenbeck Jr. spent a decade building a company that crumbled in months. Once one of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co. succumbed to a bank fraud that affected lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.