Convergys sets sights high
        In the midst of a recession, a 6 percent gain in revenues and 14 percent increase in operating earnings would be a pretty good year for many corporations. But not for Convergys Corp.

Brewer's days long but rewarding
        Seven years after it was born amid a renaissance of hometown-brewed beer, BarrelHouse Brewing Co. has put Cincinnati back on the beer-making map.

Federated veteran now at Penney
        NEW YORK — As retailer J.C. Penney Co. Inc. turns 100 years old this month, chairman and chief executive Allen Questrom faces an enormous challenge: keeping some of the company's culture alive while retraining an organization that has struggled to keep up with competitors.

What's the Buzz?
        Bus staging for the Rev. Billy Graham's mission in Paul Brown Stadium at the end of June should be among the first in the Riverfront Transit Center underneath Second Street downtown.

Tipsheet improved
        The Cincinnati Enquirer's free daily e-mail business briefing is even easier to receive. How do you get it? Click here to register.

Title Resolutions breaks language barrier
        When these Spanish-speaking immigrants are ready to buy a home, they need a translator. Enter Louis Valencia and his company.

Tristate Business Notes
        The law firm of Statman, Harris, Siegel & Eyrich LLC has a new presence in Chicago as a result of its purchase of Chicago-based Ehrenberg & Frost PC.

Senate differs on 401(k) fix-ups
        WASHINGTON — The 401(k) pension legislation that passed the House 10 days ago may bear only a few similarities to the bill the Senate is expected to take up sometime after Memorial Day.

Stock options proposal misguided
        Often, the unintended consequences of well-meaning reform harm the wrong people. Today's example: proposed changes in accounting rules for stock options. Intended beneficiaries: small stockholders. Unintended victims: innovative entrepreneurs.

Industry notes: Real Estate
        As more and more signs point to a recovering economy, Greater Cincinnati's landlords are scrambling to fill vacant office buildings.

Commercial real estate projects & transfers
        The most expensive commercial construction projects or renovations, based on dollar values ($200,000 and up) of building permits issued recently in Cincinnati and Hamilton County:

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Greater Cincinnati 100
        Manufacturing dominates the field among Greater Cincinnati's 100 biggest private companies.
11 companies break into top 100
List of Greater Cincinnati 100