Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Business notes

Construction supply company established

QUEENSGATE - A new construction supply company has opened at 1150 W. Eighth St., Suite 111.

The TorMaxx Co. distributes products used in the building trades, including power tools, anchoring systems and fasteners. President Ron Heithaus and vice president Gregg Sample head a six-member staff with more than 60 years' combined experience in the construction supply field.

The new store is adjacent to Graybar Electric Co. Walk-in customers are welcome, although the company offers delivery to business locations and job sites in the Cincinnati area.

Information: (513) 721-MAXX (6299).

Ventilex moves to West Chester

WEST CHESTER - A worldwide supplier of fluid bed dryers and coolers - which remove water from manufacturing materials including solids, liquids and gases - has moved into a new, larger facility.

Ventilex USA Inc. officially opened its new offices on Sept. 30. It was formerly located in Mason.

The company, which was established in January 2001, supplies equipment to manufacturers in the food, dairy, chemical and aggregate industries. It is a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Ventilex B.V., which has been in business for more than 50 years. President and CEO of Ventilex USA is Tom Schroeder.

The new office facility is at 8106 Beckett Center Drive.

Information: (513) 874-4451 or

One In a Million getting bigger store

TERRACE PARK - Specialty retailer One In A Million is temporarily closed in preparation for a move next week.

Owner Donna Griffin said the new store, at 614 Wooster Pike, has twice the space of the old one at 222 Wooster Pike.

"It will allow me to offer greatly expanded collections of jewelry from new and current local, national and international designers, more high-quality furs and a unique selection of gifts and gift baskets," she said.

The store will also feature custom silk floral arrangements by Catherine Stange, who will operate a workshop within One In A Million.

The boutique will reopen Tuesday and will host a grand reopening event Nov. 4-6.

Information: (513) 248-9080.

Online golf events used as fund-raisers

WEST CHESTER - A golf specialties marketer has developed an interactive Web site that allows online fund-raisers.

Sherry Tabb has launched, a game site that allows nonprofit and charitable organizations to host online fund-raising virtual golf events free of charge.

"The main idea is to give local groups a better and more efficient way to raise money," Tabb said. "All they do is sell the game tickets and keep the biggest chunk of the revenue. It can be a very powerful event at only $10 a ticket."

Tabb's company, Tee M Up Enterprises, has been in business for nearly 10 years. The new interactive site is her most recent venture as a licensed representative of eGolfInternational, a company that specializes in online games.

People who purchase a game ticket to play receive a number that allows them to log on to the Web site, download the game, play unlimited online golf and enter five company-sponsored tournaments with prizes up to $100,000.

Information: (513) 755-3673 or

E-mail or fax (513) 564-6991 with openings, expansions and other news about neighborhood businesses.

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