Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Business notes

Car wash boasts detailing, gift shop

MAINEVILLE - A new car wash promises its customers anything from detailing services to gifts.

Elegant AutoWash and Elegant AutoDetail is located at 53 Grandin Road East, at the intersection with Ohio 48.

"Our complete focus will be on an exceptionally clean auto, done very quickly and professionally; a comfortable, minimal wait; and outstanding customer service," said owner Larry Oury.

The business offers exterior as well as full interior auto washes and detail services. Customers can get coffee and cold beverages, breakfast and lunch items. There's also a gift shop, customer work stations with high-speed Internet access and a waiting area with plasma screen TV.

Information: 697-8990 or

Pathology lab wins accreditation

NORWOOD - A pathology lab has received an unconditional "thumbs-up" from a professional assessment team.

The Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists recently accredited the Urology Group LLC's laboratory.

The practice opened the pathology laboratory in September. Its director, Dr. Mark Weiss, said that bringing the laboratory in-house enables the group's physicians to monitor closely the quality of its work. In turn, the lab can provide reports to doctors within 48 hours.

The Urology Group maintains offices in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It also owns and operates the center, a diagnostic and ambulatory surgery facility. Its main office is at 4700 Smith Road.

Information: 366-4000.

Business group offers lunch for an audition

The local chapter of an international business organization is offering an incentive for companies to learn more about its benefits.

APICS is a not-for-profit association focused on teaching the principles of inventory control, planning and process design to employees in any company with needs in those areas. Although the Greater Cincinnati chapter has about 600 members, the organization isn't well known to many companies that could benefit from its services, said Ron Althaus, chapter spokesman.

The chapter is offering a free lunch at any organization that wants to hear a 30-minute presentation about its programs and educational opportunities, Althaus said.

Information: 531-7505 or or

Bagel Stop coupons boost blood donations

Hoxworth Blood Center has boosted blood donations by teaming up with The Bagel Stop.

"We have developed a Blood Donor Rewards program where Bagel Stop provides coupons for free and discounted sandwiches from their four downtown locations when donors give at our neighborhood center or at any mobile blood drive downtown," said Hoxworth spokeswoman Rebecca Weatherford.

August is "Bring a Buddy to Donate" month that awards a "buy one, get one free" sandwich coupon when donors bring a friend to give blood.

Bagel Stop owner Gary Fisher, a longtime blood donor, has been pleased with the results of his company's partnership with Hoxworth. June donations were up 17.5 percent from those of June 2003, in part because of the campaign, Weatherford said.

Participating downtown Bagel Stop locations are at 621 Walnut St., in the Chemed/PNC Center at 201 E. Fifth St. and in the Scripps Center at 312 Walnut St., also with the store in Holiday Park at 644 Linn St., Queensgate.

Information: 558-1299 or 451-0910 to make a blood donation appointment.


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