Sunday, July 18, 2004

Business notes

Soccer Village opens 4th location

WEST CHESTER - A Soccer Village store is celebrating its grand opening this weekend.

The new location, the company's fourth in Greater Cincinnati, is at 7743 Tylersville Road.

Other stores are in Blue Ash, Anderson Township and Westwood.

"Soccer Village was voted Cincinnati's best sports specialty store in Cincinnati Magazine's 25th anniversary edition," said company spokesman Ren Rapp.

Information: (513) 779-8730 or (800) 483-2690.

Landrum & Brown gets mentoring honor

BLUE ASH - Airport planning consulting firm Landrum & Brown has been honored for its history of mentorship.

In June, the Airport Minority Advisory Council named the firm its 2004 Corporate Partner of the Year.

The award recognized Landrum & Brown's role in helping minority- and woman-owned firms.

Over the past 15 years, Landrum & Brown has assisted in the startup of 15 business enterprises, and most remain in business today.

The company was founded in 1949.

In addition to its Blue Ash headquarters, Landrum & Brown has offices in Chicago; Los Angeles; Kansas City; Boston; Hong Kong, and Melbourne, Australia.

Information: (513) 530-5333 or

Social worker opens Forest Park practice

FOREST PARK - Emily Bart, a licensed social worker, has opened a private practice at 260 Northland Blvd.

Bart, who has more than 20 years of experience in mental health counseling, works with people of all ages on a variety of issues.

"I treat anything from anxiety and depression to people struggling with divorce, victims of sexual abuse and adult children of alcoholics," Bart said. "I work with children, with individuals, couples and families."

Bart is available daily by appointment. She accepts most major insurance plans.

Information: (513) 885-9602.

Organization helps self-employed people

DOWNTOWN - A new organization - Longer Lunches -- gives entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals a means of meeting, networking and socializing.

The local chapter, started by leadership development consultant Kerry Loeffler, is part of a growing network.

Meetings are held at Longworth Hall on Pete Rose Way, Queensgate. The $20 per person charge includes lunch and the program. The next event is scheduled for Aug. 20 and will focus on Solo Branding, according to Loeffler.

Information: (513) 605-3567 or

Tonya's Emporium moves to Lebanon

LEBANON - Specialty merchandise and gift purveyor Tonya's Emporium has moved from Mason to Lebanon. Its new address is 6 S. Broadway.

Besides selling through its retail shop, Tonya's offers more than 5,000 items on its web site. Each month, 10 percent of store and Internet revenues are donated to a different charitable organization, owners say.

Information: (513) 934-4438 or

Sisters start appraisal company

NORTH COLLEGE HILL - Two sisters have opened a real estate appraisal company here.

Citywide Appraisals LLC will blend the management skills of Vicky Dunn and the appraisal experience of Keely Hartman. Hartman has been a licensed real estate appraiser for three years, approved to assess the value of one- to four-family residential properties in Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Montgomery and Clermont counties.

The office is at 1577 B Goodman Ave.

Information: (513) 591-2489.

New UPS Store opens in Harrison

HARRISON - Packing, shipping, mailbox, copying and other services are now available at The UPS Store on Harrison Avenue, open since mid-June.

"In addition to shipping through UPS and other carriers, The UPS Store will offer a variety of products and services aimed at helping customers save time," said store owner Jennifer Boggs.

The new business, at 10533 Harrison Ave., is open Monday-Saturday. It joins a network of more than 3,000 such stores throughout the United States.

Information: (513) 367-4444 or

E-mail or fax 564-6991 with openings, expansions and other news about neighborhood businesses.

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