Sunday, July 29, 2001

Tristate Business Notes

'Handyman' franchise opens in Sharonville

        SHARONVILLE — From light carpentry and gutter cleaning to plumbing and electrical repairs, a new Mr. Handyman franchise aims to help homeowners and businesses maintain their property. Mr. Handyman East, at 9624 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, serves eastern Cincinnati and Warren County.

        “Mr. Handyman employs highly skilled, full-time professionals, not subcontractors,” franchise owner Dave Furterer said. “This allows us to do thorough background checks on anyone we send to your home or business and to closely control the quality of work performed.”

        Mr. Furterer added that all employees are bonded and insured. They wear company uniforms and drive clearly marked Mr. Handyman vans. Information: 779-7792 or

New shop offers gifts, health aids

        COVINGTON — Gifts and health products are the specialty of Wonders, a shop that opened in Covington's MainStrasse Village in early July.

        Wonders carries pottery, paintings and greeting cards by local artists as well as incense and aromatherapy products. Customers can also learn more about feng shui, reflexology and reiki.

        The shop, at 609 Main St., is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Satuday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: (859) 261-6545.

Graphic design firm expands work space

        Graphic design firm Tin Box Studio Inc. is doubling its space at 3449 Michigan Ave. in Hyde Park. The firm provides services such as Web site design, packaging and book cover design.

        “Business has been strong enough during the past 24 months to cause us to outgrow our existing space,” said Ande Weinstein, the agency's director of operations.

        In addition to creating larger and more efficient work space, Tin Box Studio is upgrading its telephone system and computer network to enable it to handle an increased work load. Information: 321-2234 or

Service dealership adds Deutz engines

        BURLINGTON Bluegrass Diesel Specialists Inc. has expanded its sservices by becoming an authorized service dealership for Deutz engines.

        The truck and equipment repair shop is an authorized service dealer for Mack trucks, Perkins Engines, Leyman Liftgate and On-Spot automatic tire chains. It also services Trans-Air air-conditioning systems used in trucks, buses and heavy equipment.

        Bluegrass Diesel is at 1663 Production Drive. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and offers emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Information: (859) 282-8785.

: Web site offers bridal bouquet design

        WEST CHESTER — Brides who want to help design their wedding bouquets can log on to a new Web site. Melissa Flohn, owner of Petals & Things Florist, has created software that allows a prospective bride to choose the shape, color and type of flowers in her bouquet. The Web address is

        “No more surprises the day of your wedding,” said Ms. Flohn, who has 15 years' experience in the wedding industry.

        Information: 759-LOVE.


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