Sunday, June 10, 2001

Tristate Business Notes

New firm offers facilities planning

        AMBERLEY VILLAGE — Samuel E. Johnson is putting his 30 years' experience in facilities planning and management at clients' disposal with his new venture, Corporate Site Services, LLC. A former facilities specialist with Cinergy and Indiana University, Mr. Johnson now works with companies to increase efficiencies and reduce overall operations costs.

        “First I look at the plant, then at work processes, and then at people,“ Mr. Johnson said. “In order to develop a productive work environment, all of the components that are a part of it must be reviewed and analyzed before a useful, beneficial program can be created.“

        The firm's services usually begin with a facilities audit and can include space planning and design; lighting and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning efficiencies; outsourced facility services; and process design.

        Information: 794-1499. ;

Restaurant opens in Lawrenceburg

        LAWRENCEBURG — On Monday, Frisch's opened a Golden Corral restaurant at 1046 W. Eads Parkway.

        According to Karen Maier, vice president of marketing for Frisch's, the restaurant will feature a grill, buffet, bakery and carryout. Items for take-home dining include chicken, steak, made-from-scratch pizza, side dishes and baked goods.

        The restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, with 7:30-11 a.m. breakfast hours Saturday and Sunday.

        Golden Corral will employ about 150 people. Those interested in jobs may apply in person or inquire by telephone.

        Information: (812) 537-2211.

Microbiology lab opens near airport

        ERLANGER Performance Analytical Services, LLC has opened a microbiology testing laboratory at 1260 Pacific Ave., Suite 200, near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

        The lab conducts purified water testing, microbial limits testing, bacterial and fungal identifications, method development and validation.

        “Because our primary business focus is the pharmaceutical industry, we are FDA registered as an analytical laboratory,“ said Nancy Day, a company spokeswoman.

        Information: (877) 733-3076 or

Collectibles shop has new location

        CHEVIOT JJ Collectibles, owned by Jack Davis and Jeanne Spitler, has moved to 3321 Harrison Ave.

        Mr. Davis, a former baseball broadcaster, began his career in Cincinnati with WCPO and WKRC. Ms. Spitler has a background in banking.

        JJ Collectibles specializes in coins, stamps, Western art, costume jewelry and Cincinnati Reds' memorabilia.

        Shop hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

        Information: 290-7655.

Health service moves offices

        SYMMES TWP. — A company that provides services to long-term health care facilities has moved to offices near the Interstate 275-Montgomery Road interchange.

        SMART Healthcare Services Corp. is now at 8180 Corporate Park Drive, No.200. Its acronym stands for Solutions for Marketing, Administration, Rehabilitation and Training. The firm delivers and manages physical, occupational and speech therapy services.

        Information: 469-2771 or


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