Sunday, May 30, 2004

Business agenda

• Meetings


Job Search Focus Group: 8 a.m. weekly for new member orientation; 9 a.m. weekly regular meeting, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Details: (513) 871-0320.

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, Anderson/Eastgate chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Parkside Christian Church, 6986 Salem Road. Details: Dwayne Holt, (513) 771-8121.

Business Network International, Hyde Park chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Panera Bread, Hyde Park Plaza, 3806 Paxton Ave., Oakley. Details: Michael Carr, (513) 872-3072.

Business Network International, Delhi chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Celebrations West at The Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road. Details: James Westphal, (513) 741-2100.

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 p.m. 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) 643-4412 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 Interstates 471 and 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, Medical Social Services Building, Room 202, 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.

PDMA, Tri-State Chapter: 2:30 p.m., TechSolve, 6705 Steger Drive. "Becoming a Design Factory - The Blueprint for Competitive Advantage." Cost: $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Registration:

advance4, LLC: 7:30 a.m. first Tuesday, Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road, seventh-floor conference room. Cost: $5 at the door. Reservations: (859) 240-2550 or (513) 697-6312.


Business Network International, Kenwood chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Tri Health Sports Complex, I-71 and Pfeiffer Road. Details: Jim Smith, (513) 772-8113.

Business Network International, Mason chapter: 7:15 a.m., weekly, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 10000 Kings Automall Drive. Details: Chris Lamping, (513) 398-6541.

Business Network International, Tri-State chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Bob Evans Restaurant, 4000 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Details: Mark Schmerge, (513) 241-2110.

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, Beckett chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Beckett Office Center, 8050 Beckett Center Drive, West Chester Township. Details: Dan Hackett, (513) 771-4100.

Business Network International, Greater Cincinnati chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Bankers' Club, Fifth Third Center, 511 Walnut St., downtown. Details: Michell Funke, (859) 581-2225.

Business Network International, Referrals R Us chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger. Details: Steve Novak, (859) 283-8796.

Business Network International, Central Cincinnati chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Westlake Office Building, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 590. Details: Joyce Rudowski, (513) 851-5151.

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

Milford - T.A.L.K. Toastmasters: 6:45 p.m. first and third Wednesday, St. Andrew Parish, 552 Main St. Details: Nellye Bowen, (513) 831-3190.

Downtown Toastmasters: Noon first and third Wednesday, 105 E. Fourth St., lower level. Details: Mike Lippert, (513) 772-3457.

Montgomery Kiwanis Club: 6:30 p.m. weekly, Swaim Park Lodge, Cooper and Zig Zag roads, Montgomery. Details: Eugene Stagnaro Jr., (513) 621-8755.

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: 6:30 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.

True North Career Network Group: 9 a.m., Wingate Inn & Meridian Conference Center, 7500 Tylers Place Blvd., West Chester Township. "Job Networking." Cost: $5 in advance; $10 at the door. Registration: (513) 825-1555 or


Business Network International, Blue Ash chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Minuteman Press, 11105 Kenwood Road. Details: Curtis Downs, (513) 791-9171.

Business Network International, Bluegrass chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Holiday Inn, Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., Covington. Details: Ken Holliday, (859) 578-3977.

Business Network International, KOI chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage Inn, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Details: Gene Archbold, (859) 629-7854.

Business Network International, Tri-County chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, CMC Office Center, 10901 Reed Hartman Highway, suite 119. Details: Tracie Flick, (513) 942-2200.

Business Network International, Springdale chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Panera Bread, Tri-County/Springdale Plaza, 405 E. Kemper Road. Details: Jennifer Funk, (513) 891-8400.

Business Network International, Notable Network chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger. Details: Melissa Owens, (859) 525-0555.

Business Network International, G.R.O.U.P. chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Perkins Restaurant, New Haven Road, Harrison. Details: Jeff Hengehold, (513) 347-4869.

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, 553 Chamber Drive, Milford. Details: Mike Mazzei, (513) 891-5776 or

West Hills Toastmasters: 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, Perkins Restaurant, Monfort Heights. Details: Don Hartley, (513) 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.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Fort Mitchell. Water Cooler Talk - "Finding More Ways to Finance Your Business." Cost: $10 Chamber members and NKU SBDC referrals; $20 nonmembers. Reservations: (859) 578-8801.


Christian Business Network: 11:30 a.m., Five Seasons Country Club, 345 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills. Reservations:


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

• Seminars


Small business: 4 p.m. first Monday, Sunbelt Business Brokers, 3940 Olympic Blvd., Suite 400, Erlanger. "How to Buy/Sell a Small Business or Franchise." Sponsored by Sunbelt Business Brokers. Free. Reservation: Tim Moellering, (859) 372-6640.


Financial: 6:30 p.m., Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road, Norwood. "Charting Your Course: Managing Your Portfolio in Today's Market." Sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Free. Registration: (800) 642-6977.


Small business: 9:30 a.m., Hamilton County Business Center, 1776 Mentor Ave., Suite 160, Norwood. "General Small Business Tax Workshop." Sponsored by Hamilton County Development Co. Free. Reservations: (513) 631-8292.


Summer Labor and Employment Management: Noon, Keating, Muething & Klekamp, 1400 Provident Tower, One E. Fourth St., DPK conference room. "Complying with New Overtime Regulations and an Employment Law Update." Sponsored by Keating, Muething & Klekamp. Free. Reservations: Katie Corcoran, (513) 639-3926.

Small- and mid-size businesses: 8 a.m., Health Foundation of Cincinnati, fifth floor of Rookwood Tower, 3805 Edwards Road, Norwood. Better Business Bureau Breakfast Series - "Current State Legislative Activity Impacting Businesses." State Reps. Tyrone Yates (D-Cincinnati) and Bill Seitz (R-Green Township) will address the attendees about health-care activities happening in Columbus and other small business interests. Free to BBB members who register by Tuesday; $95 for nonmembers. Registration: Frank Perez, (513) 421-3015.

• Where to send notices:

Meetings and seminars must be open to nonmembers. Fees cannot exceed $100, and priority is given to nonprofit groups. Announcements of meetings and seminars must include time, date and location to be considered. Send to Shirley Dees, the Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 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. Publication is subject to space availability.

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