Sunday, March 14, 2004

Business notebook

• Meetings


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472: 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday, excluding major holidays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road. "Improve Your Speaking and Presentation Skills." Details: Rick Stone, (513) 481-5577.

TV Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. first Monday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road. Details: Rick Davis, (513) 533-8142.


Business Network International, Hyde Park chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Panera Bread, Hyde Park Plaza, 3806 Paxton Ave., Oakley. Details: Tim Hinde, (513) 615-5850.

Business Network International, Kenton/Boone chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger. Details: Fred Kibbler, (859) 341-2100.

Business Network International, Middletown chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, 3851 Towne Blvd. Details: Gene William, (513) 539-9581.

Business Network International, Delhi chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Celebrations West at The Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road. Details: Thomas Twilling, (513) 821-9800, ext. 100.

Business Network International, Lawrenceburg chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Dearborn Adult Center, 311 West Tate St., Lawrenceburg. Details: Matt Fox, (513) 564-8727.

Seven Hills Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Coldwell Banker, 9600 Montgomery Road. Details: Brian Cambre, (513) 793-6211.

Greater Anderson Networking Professionals: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Anderson Senior Center, Anderson Township. Details: Jim Dunphy, (513) 528-2721.

Star Financial Group Inc: 6 p.m. weekly, 4866 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. "How to Pay for College Without Going Broke - Getting the Maximum Money for College." Free. Reservations: (513) 792-4692.

Speaking at Fourth & Vine Toastmasters chapter: 12:15 weekly, 309 Vine St., sixth floor in the prime rate room. "Improve Communication and Interpersonal Skills." Details: Chris Toney, (513) 763-1693.

IBI Global International: 7 p.m. weekly, Cincinnati Airport, Holiday Inn, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. Elite Success Support Group. Free. Registration: Darlene Jameison, (859) 643-0412 or (888) 339-0556.

Toast N Talk (Toastmasters): Noon first, second and third Tuesday, JW Peck Federal Building, 550 Main St., first floor. "Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills." Details: Ron Manohar, (513) 263-3659.

Triangle Toastmasters: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Gateway Community and Technical College, off Interstate 471 and Interstate 275 next to Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. Details: Joe Schwerling, (859) 441-0966.

Anderson Hills Toastmasters: 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Anderson Mercy Hospital, 7500 State Road. Details: Joe Schwerling, (859) 441-0966.

Speaking Cler(ly) Toastmasters: Noon first and third Tuesday, Room 202, Medical Social Services Building, Clermont Center Drive, Batavia. Details: Diane McCarty, (513) 732-7727.

Mount Healthy Business Association: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday, Just One More (Banquet Room), 7511 Hamilton Ave. Free. Details: Jill Claire, (513) 522-2652.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 7:15 a.m., Five Seasons Country Club, 345 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills. Eggs 'N Issues - "Breakfast with Champions." Speaker Series - "Why Coal is King - The Changing Energy Scene Since 9-11." Cost $15 Chamber members in advance; $20 at the door or invoiced; $40 future members. Reservations: (859) 578-6395.

Miami University: 7:30 a.m., Queen City Club, 331 E. Fourth St., downtown. Miami Alumni Networking Breakfast - "Internal and External Customer Satisfaction and Motivation." Cost: $15. Reservations: Mary Cooper at or (513) 529-6114.

Allied Construction Industries: 7:30 a.m., 1010 Yale Ave. "Update on DOT, EPA, OSHA." Free. Details: (513) 221-8020.

Greater Cincinnati Venture Association: 11:30 a.m., Queen City Club, 331 E. Fourth St. Cost: $25 members; $30 guests with members; $35 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 579-3111 or


Business Network International, Eastern Hills Chapter: 8 a.m. weekly, Constantini's Restaurant, 807 Main St., Milford. Free. Details: Andy Kahn, (513) 321-6499.

Business Network International, Kenwood chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Tri Health Sports Complix, Interstate 71 and Pfeiffer Road. Details: Mark Bever, (513) 621-8210.

Business Network International, Mason chapter: 7:15 a.m., weekly, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 10000 Kings Automall Drive. Details: David Scully, (513) 459-8590.

Business Network International, Tri-State chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Bob Evans Restaurant, 4000 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Details: Lawrence Robinson, (859) 781-4810.

Business Network International, West Chester Chapter, 7 a.m. weekly, O'Charley's Restaurant, 7412 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township. Details: Mark Sutton, (513) 939-2170, ext. 17.

Business Network International, Western Hills Chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road. Details: Jason Murray, (513) 574-3333.

Business Network International, Beckett chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Beckett Office Center, 8050 Beckett Center Drive, West Chester Township. Details: Dan Hackett, (513) 777-2084.

Business Network International, Greater Cincinnati chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Bankers' Club, Fifth Third Center, 511 Walnut St., downtown. Details: Tracy Green, (513) 232-2844.

Business Network International, Referrals R Us chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger. Details: Mike Shine, (859) 341-6700.

Toastmasters of Mount Auburn: Noon weekly, Cancer Family Care, 2421 Auburn Ave. Details: Jan Borgman or Andrea Herzig, (513) 731-3346.

Pioneer Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m., weekly, Holiday Inn South, Dixie Highway at Interstate 75 (Exit 188), Fort. Mitchell. Details: Joe Schwerling, (859) 441-0966.

Tri-County Toast Masters: 6 p.m. first and third Wednesday, Mercy Health Center, 5993 Tylers Place Blvd., West Chester Township. "Improve Your Speaking, Interviewing and Presentation Skills." Details: MaryBeth Brown, (513) 777-7832.

National At-Risk Education Association: 7 p.m. first Wednesday, 6836 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township. "Improve Test Scores." Reservations: (513) 779-4100.

Greater Cincinnati Grant Seekers Network: 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday, YMCA-Melrose branch, 2840 Melrose Ave. "Network Meeting." Details: (513) 961-3510.

Institute of Management Accountants, Cincinnati North Chapter: 5:40 p.m., Hamiltonian Hotel, One Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton. "Professional Development Session." 7 p.m.: dinner; 8 p.m.: "Fraud Prevention and Detection Techniques for Business. Cost $25 for dinner. Details: Denny Fairchild, (513) 863-4758, ext. 185.

National Human Resources Association, Cincinnati Affiliate: 11:30 a.m., Queen City Club, 331 E. Fourth St. "Nobody Plays Fair Anymore." Cost: $25 members in advance; $30 nonmembers; $20 students; $5 additional at the door. Reservations: Shauna Arnett, (513) 585-6005 or e-mail at or go to

Alliance for Chemical Safety: 3 p.m., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 3805 Edwards Road. "Air Toxics in Hamilton County." Details: Deb Leonard, (513) 612-3074.

Cincy Info 101: 10 a.m., Cincinnati Visitor Center, Fifth Third Center, Fountain Square, 511 Walnut St. "For the Frontline Employee That Wants to Be in the Know." Free. Reservations: (513) 621-6996.


Business Network International, KOI chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Details: Mark Kinman (859) 282-8343.

Business Network International, Montgomery chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road. Details: Joseph Ventre, (513) 444-2111.

Business Network International, Tri-County chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Kinker-Eveleigh, 7750 Montgomery Road. Details: Denise Farag, (513) 791-9333.

Business Network International, West Cincinnati chapter: 7:30 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 5343 North Bend Road. Details: Ben Brauer, (513) 242-1431.

Northern Hills Toastmasters: 7 p.m. weekly, Fairfield Fire Station No. 2, Ohio 4 at Boymel Drive, Fairfield. Details: Mike Combs, (513) 742-0768.

MELON Group (Milford/Eastgate/Loveland Organization for Networking: 8 a.m. weekly, Clermont Chamber of Commerce, 533 Chamber Drive, Milford. Details: Vicki Mascara, (513) 777-3299 or

West Hills Toastmasters: 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, Perkins Restaurant, Monfort Heights. Details: Don Hartley, 481-6608 or Will Atkinson, (513) 574-0396.

World Champion (Advanced) Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. second and fifth Thursday, Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, 2332 Royal Drive, Fort Mitchell. Details: Joe Schwerling, (859) 441-0966.

Northern Kentucky Toastmasters: Noon second and fourth Thursday, Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, 2332 Royal Drive, Fort Mitchell. Details: Melissa Jort, (859) 331-8980.

Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce: Noon weekly, 295 W. Loveland Ave. "Lead Sharing Meetings." Hosted by Edward Jones Investments. Details: (513) 683-1544.

Colerain Township Business Association: 8 a.m. second Thursday, Colerain Township Senior and Community Center. 4300 Springdale Road. Cost: $3. Details: Jill Claire, (513) 522-2652.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Cincinnati Chapter: 5:30 p.m., Double Tree Guest Suites, Blue Ash. "Isn't There a Better Way?" Cost: $20 members; $23 nonmembers. Reservations: (513) 483-5555.

TechSolve: 8 a.m., 6705 Steger Drive. TechSolve Manufacturing Leadership Series - "Lean Enterprise - An Effective Weapon in the Global Marketplace." Free. Reservations: Doreen Stanley, (513) 948-2010 or

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Suites, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. "What it Takes to Make the Inc. 500 Ranking." Cost: $25 members of the Greater Cincinnati, Clermont and Southeastern Butler County Chambers; $50 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 579-3111 or


Business Network International, Northern Kentucky chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Ky. Details: Jim Thelen, (859) 341-6700.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Northern Kentucky Chamber, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell. "Chance to Meet - Roger Schwartz, purchasing manager of Argosy Casino & Hotel." Cost: $10 Chamber members; $20 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 579-3111 or

Christian Business Network: 11:30 a.m., Tri-County Vineyard Community Church, 11340 Century Circle East. Reservations: e-mail

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentuckiana Minority Supplier Development Council: 10 a.m., Chamber Center, 300 Buttermilk Pike, suite 330, Fort Mitchell. "Minority Business Enterprise Certification Orientation." Free. Reservations: (859) 578-8800.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 11:30 a.m., Metropolitan Club, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Covington. "Government Forum." Cost: $30 Chamber members; $40 future members. Reservations: (859) 578-6395.

The Circuit: 8 a.m., Banker's Club, 511 Walnut St., suite 3000. "Is the Internet Back?" Cost: $20. Registration: (513) 791-2884, Ext. 204 or


TV Toastmasters: 9:30 a.m. third Saturday, AUCTStudio, 8550 Beechmont Ave., Suite 800, Anderson Township. Details: Rick Davis, (513) 533-8142.

Junior League of Cincinnati: 8:30 a.m., Columbia Center, 3500 Columbia Parkway. "Speak to be Heard: Developing Assertive Methods of Communication." Cost: $25 members; $50 nonmembers. Registration:, or Amy Shannon, (513) 321-0018.

Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission: 10 a.m., Media Bridges, 1110 Race St. "Copyrights and Structuring the Deal." Cost: $25; $20 students. Registration: (513) 784-1744.

• Seminars


Financial: Noon, 3805 Edwards Road, Rookwood Tower. "Build a Portfolio for Any Weather." Sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Free. Registration: (800) 642-6977.

Investment: 7 p.m., Blue Ash Civic League, 9306 Towne Square Ave. Real Estate Investment Trust - "Why Real Estate Should Be Part of Your Investment Portfolio." Sponsored by PRISM Financial. Free. Registration: (513) 891-7019.

Homebuyers: 7 p.m., Humphries Mortgage Office, Sycamore Center, 11939 Montgomery Road. Sponsored by Comey & Shepherd Realtors and Humphries Mortgage Inc. Free. Reservations: (513) 477-8584.


Coaching and Mentoring: 8:30 a.m., Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnti, 3805 Edwards Road, suite 500. "Developing Leaders from Within: Coaching and Mentoring Employees." Sponsored by the Community Resource Center. Cost: $25 CRC members; $35 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 554-4944.

Small business: 5:15 p.m., Hillcrest Tower, 7162 Reading Road, seventh floor training center. "Basics of Starting a Business Workshop." Sponsored by Ohio Small Business Development Center at the University of Cincinnati. Free. Registration: (513) 556-2072.

• Where to send notices: All announcements must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following Sunday. Publication of meetings is based on the judgment of Enquirer editors and space limitations. Meetings and seminars must be open to interested nonmembers. Fees cannot exceed $100, and priority is given to nonprofit groups. Announcements of meetings and seminars must include time, date and location. Send to Shirley Dees, the Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202, or e-mail to You also may fax items to (513) 564-6991. Deadline to submit items to appear in the following Sunday's editions is noon Wednesday preceding publication.

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