Sunday, September 26, 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.

Business Network International, Commonwealth chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Holiday Inn, 600 W. Third St., Covington. Details: Chip Regenbogen, (859) 334-4282.


Toast of the Town (Toastmasters): Noon weekly, Bank One Towers, 8044 Montgomery Road. "Improve Your Speaking and Presentation Skills." Details: Rick Beckert, (513) 792-2116.

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, Kenton/Boone chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Erlanger Baptist Church, Erlanger. Details: Joe Walter, (859) 689-1350.

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

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.

Business Network International, Lawrenceburg chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Dearborn Adult Center, 311 West Tate St., Lawrenceburg. Details: Matthew Fox, (812) 537-2841.

Seven Hills Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. Details: Geri Baker, (513) 677-9777.

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., First Floor Conference Room D. "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.

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.

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.

Greater Cincinnati Jaycees: 7 p.m. first Tuesday, Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center, 5915 Ridge Ave. Details: or (513) 956-7704.

ASPA Benefits Council of Greater Cincinnati: 7:45 a.m., Bankers' Club, Fifth Third Bank, 30th Floor, 38 Fountain Square Plaza. "Hidden Fees and Revenue Sharing in 401(k) Retirement Plans." Cost: $25 members; $45 nonmembers. Reservations: Nicholas Ferrigno, (850) 655-4200 or

Goering Center for Family & Private Business: 11:30 a.m., Quality Hotel & Suites, 4747 Montgomery Road, Norwood. "Family Business Executive Luncheon Series." Cost: $18 members; $23 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 556-7185.

National Association of Investors Corp., OKI Tri-State Chapter: 7 p.m., Boone County Public Library, Florence Branch, 7424 U.S.42, Florence. Free. Registration: (859) 384-1991 or


Business Network International, Eastern Hills Chapter: 8 a.m. weekly, Constantini's Restaurant, 900 Main St., Milford. Free. Details: Andrew Kahn, (513) 321-6499.

Business Network International, Kenwood chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Tri Health Sports Complex, Interstate 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, 489 Orphanage Road, Fort Wright. 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, Western Hills Chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road. Details: Matt Brogan, (513) 574-3040.

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.

Business Network International, Eden Park chapter: 7:30 a.m., weekly, Baldwin Building, 655 Eden Park Drive. Details: Brennan Scanlon, (859) 653-7275.

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 Church, 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: Robert Goans, (513) 522-2934.

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.

Greater Hamilton Safety Council: 7:30 a.m. first Wednesday, Ohio Casualty Cafeteria, 136 N. Second St., Hamilton. "Fire Division." Details: (513) 896-5333.

Greater Hamilton Safety Council: 7:30 a.m. second Wednesday, Ohio Casualty Cafeteria, 136 N. Third St., Hamilton. "Industrial Division." Details: (513) 896-5333.

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 4:30 p.m., Sharon Woods Lakeside Lodge, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. "Fun Inc. Group Meeting." Cost: $10. Details: (513) 579-3111 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 West Third St., Covington. Details: Ken Holliday, (859) 578-3977.

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

Business Network International, Montgomery chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road. Details: Scott Mullen, (513) 821-5800.

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, West Cincinnati chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Perkins Restaurant, 5343 North Bend Road. Details: Denisa Douthit, (513) 385-5100.

Business Network International, Mid-Town chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Bank One Towers, 8044 Montgomery Road. Details: Stephanie Halpin, (513) 936-9293.

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.

Mason Chapter of Toastmasters International (Mason Town Criers): 6 p.m. second and fourth Thursday, Mason High School, Kiva Room, 6100 South Mason-Montgomery Road. "Polish Your Speaking Skills in a Friendly Atmosphere." Details: MaryBeth, (513) 777-7832.

Business Referral Network: 8 a.m. weekly, Panera Bread, Deerfield Towne Center, 5095 Deerfield Blvd., Mason. "Small Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons Exchanging Business Referrals." Free. Details: (513) 868-2246.

Greater Hamilton Safety Council: Noon third Thursday, 840 High St., Hamilton. "Home and School Divisions." Lunch, $2.50. Details: (513) 896-5333.

Product Development & Management Association, Tri-State Chapter: 2:30 p.m., Equistar Chemical, 11530 Northlake Drive, Symmes Township. Innovation Forum - "Lessons Learned from Outstanding Corporate Innovators." Cost: $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Reservations:

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati: 2:30 p.m., 201 E. Fifth St., 22nd floor. "Doing Business with Argentina." Presenter will be Jose Octavio Bordon, ambassador of Argentina. Cost $15. Reservations: (513) 651-6166.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati: 7 p.m., Millennium Hotel, downtown. "Annual Gala Dinner." Jose Octavio Bordon, ambassador of Argentina will be the keynote speaker. Cost: $50 for dinner. Reservations: (859) 578-8801.

Greater Cincinnati Women's Chamber of Commerce & The United States Department of Commerce: 9:30 a.m. Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Ave. "Celebrate Women & Commerce at the Women's Business Development Summit: Capitalizing The Business of Women." Cost: $50 members; $75 nonmembers. Registration: (513) 362-2724 or

TechSolve Inc.: 8 a.m., TechSolve, 6705 Steger Drive. 2004-05 Manufacturing Leadership Series - "Seize the Day! Making Growth Your Company's Key Survival Strategy." Free. Reservations: Doreen Stanley, (513) 948-2010 or


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

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


Marketing: 6:15 p.m., Clarion Hotel & Suites, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. "Making Your Business Fly." Sponsored by the Cincinnati Strategic Business Alliance (CSBA), a community partner with the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Cost: $20. Registration: or (513) 771-4100.


Sick house: 6:30 p.m., Miami University, 1601 Peck Blvd., Hamilton. "Is Your House Making You Sick?" Sponsored by Carroll Group Inc. Cost: $22. Registration: (513) 785-3131.

• Where to send notices:

Meetings and seminars must be open to interested nonmembers. Fees cannot exceed $100, and priority is given to non-profit groups. Announcements of meetings and seminars must include time, date and location to be considered for publication. Send to Shirley Dees, the Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202, or email 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. Regularly scheduled weekly meeting notices appear only on the last Sunday of each month.

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