Sunday, September 26, 2004

Business notes

Vincenzo's Restaurant moves to Sharonville

SHARONVILLE - After two years of searching for the right spot, a popular Italian restaurant has moved.

Vincenzo's Restaurant and Catering, formerly in Springdale, is now at 11525 Chester Road.

Owners are Vincenzo and Andrea Mazzocca.

"We had 44 seats in our former location; now we have 120," said Andrea Mazzocca. "We also have a private party room that accommodates 60, and a much bigger kitchen."

The restaurant has a bar and a large entrance area with seating for patrons waiting for a table or for carryout.

Information: (513) 771-0022.

Women's shop offers casual wear to formal

MAINEVILLE - A range of women's clothing, from Cambio jeans to formal wear, is featured at a new specialty shop.

Simply Chic Boutique caters to women of all ages, said its owner, Linda Smith.

"Simply Chic offers a variety of designers whose lines range from casual to formal," she said. "The hand-selected unique accessories finish off any outfit with class."

Smith offers services such as personal shopping files that contain a woman's tastes, sizes and particular requests. The information makes it easy for others to shop for her, or for Smith to alert the customer when something she likes is available.

Simply Chic is at The Shoppes at Grandin, 6032 S. Ohio 48.

Information: (513) 494-0600.

Need placement test help? Tutor has answer

COLERAIN TWP. - Kathleen Kuhn recently turned her tutoring business up a notch.

The former teacher who has tutored in her home for the past four years has established Academic Insights LLC. Her services include math tutoring for students in seventh through 12th grades, one-on-one preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT, assistance with study skills and college counseling.

"I am currently offering a familiarization course for the High School Placement Test for eighth-graders, the test most of the parochial high schools in Cincinnati use to admit and place students," she said. "The goal is to increase student confidence by presenting the types of questions that will be on the test as well as some test-taking strategies."

The course will be Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at the Tri-County Mall community meeting room.

Kuhn has 26 years of classroom teaching and counseling experience at several private schools in Greater Cincinnati and at University of Dayton.

Information: (513) 385-5196.

Hunt Club expands, moves to new site

DOWNTOWN - After more than 30 years on Fountain Square, Hunt Club Clothiers has expanded its product lineup and moved to a new location.

The new home is the space in Carew Tower Arcade formerly occupied by Williams Sonoma. Hunt Club offers custom-made, made-to-measure, and ready-made clothing for men, and men's accessories.

"We have enjoyed great success downtown and remain committed to the downtown shopping experience," said owner Jeff Besecker. "We continue to offer two hours of free parking in the Fountain Square and Westin garages."

Information: (513) 721-2004.

Spaces left for coming UC business seminars

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - A few spots remain at coming seminars aimed at business managers.

Executive Education at University of Cincinnati's College of Business has some spaces available for fall sessions.

Topics at these seminars include "Challenge of Conflict," "Developing Leadership Skills" and "Project Leadership for Non-Technical Managers." Target audience for these seminars is managers and professionals, according to Bob Veverka, director of UC's Executive Education program.

Companies that want their managers to participate may also elect to become members of the program's training network or business consortium.

A free preview session is 3 p.m. Tuesday on the UC campus. Information: (513) 556-7186.

Couple sells synthetic automobile lubricants

SHARONVILLE - A local couple is now selling synthetic automotive lubricants. Charles and Jeannie Pugh have met the requirements for T-1 certification to sell Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants as independent dealers.

"The use of Amsoil synthetic motor oils, gear lubes and drive train fluids can decrease fuel consumption on an average passenger car by 2 to 5 percent," Charles Pugh said.

"Many Amsoil customers report even larger gains in fuel economy."

The Wisconsin-based company has been developing and selling synthetic lubricants since 1972.

Its synthetic motor oils are guaranteed to run 25,000 to 35,000 miles or one year in mechanically-sound engines.

Pugh said his business will target individual car owners as well as fleet owners.

Information: (513) 563-5074 or

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

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