Sunday, November 17, 2002

Tristate Business Notebook



Carrera leaves Ky. for Cincinnati site

General contractor Carrera Construction Inc. has moved its operations from Covington to 2409 Spring Grove Ave., Camp Washington.

The company, in business for about 10 years, specializes in building commercial and industrial projects such as office complexes, warehouses, retail and restaurant developments. Information: 929-9800.

Sprint recycling old cell phones

Have an old cell phone you no longer need? Sprint encourages you to donate the unit to benefit the Sprint Project Connect program.

The initiative recycles and resells handsets with a portion of the proceeds going to Easter Seals and the National Organization on Disability.

The used phone does not have to be a Sprint unit, said Melissa Tritch, Sprint marketing manager.

Phones may be dropped off at these Sprint stores: 7872 Montgomery Road in Kenwood; 9554 Mason-Montgomery Road in Mason; 80 W. Kemper Road, Suite 102, in Springdale; and 7622 Mall Road, Suite 30 in Florence.

Information: Stephanie Leach at 549-5900.

Nurse opens uniform shop

A nurse has decided to give her fellow medical personnel a break on the cost of uniforms and supplies. After selling the merchandise from her home for several months, Darralyn Morgan has opened a retail store in College Hill. Her husband, Ennis, is involved as well.

EMD Uniforms Plus hopes to distinguish itself by price, Mrs. Morgan said.

"We specialize in $10-per-piece medical scrubs and uniforms up to sizes 6x," she said. "Larger sizes have a slightly higher price. We have clogs, vests, lab coats and jackets. I myself am a nurse who was tired of paying astronomical prices for my uniforms at the few uniform stores out here."

EMD Uniforms Plus is at 1612 Cedar Ave. and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 542-3091.

ReTech Computers launches Web site

ReTech Computers has launched a new Web site that will allow customers to order directly online.

The Columbia Township company reconditions and sells used PCs, laptops and related equipment, often purchasing computers from companies that are changing to new systems.

The Web address is www.retechcomputers.com. ReTech's store is at 5147 Kennedy Ave.

Information: 772-7500.

Concierge service< helps with details

A former corporate administrator has established his own concierge service.

Tom Albers' new venture, Time Advantage LLC, aims to help busy people take care of life's many details.

"With the demands on personal time, personal matters often become delinquent or take away from other tasks," Mr. Albers said. "Time Advantage LLC eliminates the `things to do list' and gives back something that, when lost, cannot be replaced - time."

Services offered include personal errands, moving and job relocation assistance, special event assistance, auto maintenance logistics and emergency assistance.

The Green Township entrepreneur said companies can offer his services as an employee benefit. Individuals can use his services to focus on what is most important to them. Information: 753-6799.

E-mail jcallison@cinci.rr.com.



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