Saturday, April 28, 2001

Business Notes

Site advises small businesses on Internet links

        Small businesses are invited aboard Websites Express for assistance with Internet communications. The new venture, co-founded by Michael Moore and Bryan Gierse is at 700 W. Pete Rose Way, downtown.

        “We specialize in affordable Internet solutions specifically for small businesses with one to 20 employees,” Mr. Moore said.

        Websites Express provides design, hosting and marketing of Web sites. Free consultations are available to business owners who need to identify ways in which an Internet presence can help their companies grow.

        Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

        Information: 784-9500 or

Lebanon Citizens opens new bank location

        HAMILTONLebanon Citizens National Bank broke ground last week for its new Hamilton office at 794 N.W. Washington Blvd. The office will offer full-service banking with an ATM and drive-through. Hours for the bank will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

        LCNB now operates a loan service center in Hamilton at 1502 Peck Blvd. The success of this office spurred bank officials to commit to a full-service office, said Mary Jane Mayer (CQ) manager of the loan service center.

        Established in 1877, LCNB now has offices in 15 communities in Butler, Warren, Clermont and Clinton counties.

        Information: 677-2203.

Three + Associates gets graphic, print awards

        A small marketing communications and design firm from Mount Auburn has received two major honors. The 1999 Annual Report produced for Federated Department Stores by Three + Associates was cited by both Graphic Design USA magazine and the Printing Industries Association.

        The publication demonstrated “nothing less than the best of graphic design,” reported Graphic Design USA in selecting the work from more than 11,000 national entries.

        The Ohio/Northern Kentucky chapter of the Printing Industries Association gave the report its “Best of Show” award at its 2000 Print Excellence Awards event.

        “We take a great deal of pride in serving world-class companies like Federated Department Stores,” said Three + Associates president Gordon Cotton.

        Founded in 1968, Three + Associates is an 11-person firm that specializes in business-to-business marketing communications, corporate communications and design. The firm is located in the old Mount Auburn firehouse.

        Information: 621-8100.

Cincinnati Federal celebrates remodeled office

        After a remodeling, Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan this week celebrated the grand reopening of its main office, 4310 Glenway Ave., Price Hill

        “It was a major renovation that doubled the size of our office space, added a built-in ATM, a drive-through function, and expanded our parking,” said Cincinnati Federal spokeswoman Barbara Kunze.

        Cincinnati Federal, founded in 1922, provides comprehensive services at the Price Hill location as well as at branches on Nagel Road in Anderson Township, Bridgetown Road in Miami Heights and Salem Road in Mount Washington. Three new products have been introduced as part of the grand reopening. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

        Information: 921-1465.

Kay Jewelers joins Towne Mall in Franklin

        FRANKLIN — Towne Mall has added Kay Jewelers to its tenant roster. The jewelry store opened April 20.

        Owned by Sterling Jewelers Inc., based in Akron, Kay Jewelers operates more than 665 stores throughout the country. In addition to sales, the store provides professional jewelry cleaning and battery replacement.

        Towne Mall is on Ohio 122 just off Interstate 75.

        Information: 420-9409.


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