Sunday, March 2, 2003

Business notes

By Jenny Callison
Enquirer contributor

New computer consulting firm

Three computer-networking professionals have teamed up to launch a consulting company in Loveland.

SYSfixt Inc. offers computer and network services that help organizations to manage desktops, servers and networks.

"We have created a new company in order to focus on our customers' needs," SYSfixt president Thomas Witt said.

"SYSfixt's core capabilities greatly reduce the cost and complexity of owning IT resources. Being hardware and software independent, we can specify best-of-breed products."

Witt is a former MCI/Worldcom technical consultant with expertise in wide-area network design and implementation. He holds industry certifications from Novell, Microsoft, Cisco and ISC2.

The other founders are Von Williams, a former Ethicon IS manager; and Sandy Fritz, who previously worked as a service implementation engineer for MCI/Worldcom.

Information: 673-9488 or Web site.

Photo, translationbusinesses move

A tandem business enterprise has found a permanent home in Clifton.

Ron and Julia Baker are proprietors of Ron Baker Photography and J.K.B. Translations, respectively. Julia Baker offers English/German translation for periodicals, instruction manuals and other technical materials.

Ron Baker specializes in corporate identity, architectural, industrial and product photography.

After a prolonged stay in Europe, the couple returned to the Tristate and established their businesses temporarily in Hamilton. They are now based at 2635 University Court, No. 3.

Information: 281-2861 (photography), Web site or 281-2794 (translations).

Bridal Partycoordinates day

Heritage Hall & Banquet Centre is hearing wedding bells.

Lois J. Pappas, whose family owns Heritage Hall & Banquet Centre, has joined with Pam Feldhues to open Bridal Party, a coordinated source of wedding supplies and services.

"Bridal Party features Heritage Hall catering as well as vendors that complement the special occasion and bridal trade with tuxedo rentals, bridal and formal wear, custom jewelry, tiaras and headpieces, gift baskets, floral arrangements and bouquets, wedding and groom's cakes, invitations, DJs and limo and travel service," Pappas said.

Bridal Party is at 1705 Ohio 28, six miles east of the Interstate 275 Milford exit in Goshen Township.

Information: 722-9888 or Web site.

Idea House getscreative new digs

A creative partnership is celebrating its new identity with a new set of offices.

Ron Chambless, Rhonda Kanet Chambless and Jane Baker formed The Idea House last year. The marketing, communications and design firm grew out of Kanet Productions, the agency founded by Kanet Chambless 18 years ago.

"The new name mirrors the firm's optimistic, upbeat approach to helping companies succeed by taking the fundamentals of marketing and applying them nontraditionally," Kanet Chambless said.

In January, the company unveiled its 8,000-square-foot downtown office suite, which the principals say reflects their "out of the box" thinking. There are no square office spaces or rooms, and the colors and patterns in the decor are designed to boost energy levels.

The Idea House is in Building Three of Centennial Plaza, 895 Central Ave.

Information: 681-9800.

Printer launchesDigital XPress

After a quarter-century of supplying color separations, scanning, proofing and printing services to the Cincinnati business community, Pre-Press Service Inc. has launched a printing subsidiary.

Digital XPress will become the primary focus of the company's marketing and sales efforts, said Del Skeens, the president of Pre-Press.

"Digital XPress will specialize in the short-run, full-color printing of corporate letterhead, envelopes, sell sheets, point-of-purchase displays, brochures, newsletters, postcards, inserts and posters," he said.

"We will be expanding our services through strategic vendor relationships to include print-on-demand capabilities, variable data printing and direct mail services."

The parent company will continue to provide its pre-press services.

Digital XPress is at 1548 Central Parkway.

Information: 421-0500.

E-mail or fax 564-6991 with openings, expansions and other news about neighborhood businesses.

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