Sunday, March 9, 2003

Business Notes



By Jenny Callison
Enquirer contributor

Spill-proof bottles, sippies introduced

A Northern Kentucky company has developed a product that reduces spills from baby bottles and sippy cups.

The Drink Deputy is a flexible holder that can attach to high chairs, car seats, strollers and grocery carts. Its adjustable-length cord prevents containers from landing on the floor.

"Drink Deputy can even increase safety while driving because it attaches to car seats, which means you don't have to drive with one hand and search for the bottle with the other," product developer Dennis Kays said.

The product is available locally at Johnny's Toys and Remke markets.

Information: www.drinkdeputy.com.

Vending-machine showroom opens

Fairfield-based Zornow Enterprises has opened a showroom at 5750 Barkley Court to showcase its compact beverage vending machines.

The company sells wall-mounted machines that can stock a variety of soft drinks.

"The machines are good for small kitchens, offices, back rooms or stores," said company owner Greg Zornow.

Information: 829-6181.

Patients can now join doctor's clinic

The doctor is always in at a new practice in Norwood's Rookwood Tower.

Dr. Doug Magenheim has opened My Doctor, a limited-patient practice. Patients are guaranteed round-the-clock access and same-day appointments with Dr. Magenheim, an internist and primary-care physician. By charging an annual membership fee of $1,500, he can focus on a small number of patients, giving them more of his time and coordinating their care with specialists when needed.

"Now I can devote more time to my patients and enjoy my practice more," said Dr. Magenheim, who has more than 11 years' experience. "I think we did a good job under the old medical system, but I was not able to deliver the ... personalized care and management of patients' problems that I can (now)."

According to Dr. Magenheim, the limited-patient, membership practice is a new health-care model emerging in major metropolitan areas.

Information: 631-6963, 604-8877 or www.mydoctorllc.com.

Greeting cards feature local artist

A new greeting-card company features the whimsical artwork of Cincinnati native Gretchen Schultz Gilbert.

Goodnight Dragon offers birthday, holiday, thank you and general greeting cards through its Web site. The cards also can be bought at Poeme and Belle Maison in Hyde Park, Fancy This in Wyoming, the Century House in Glendale, Saraline Gift Co. in Taylor Mill, Papyrus in Kenwood, Captain Jack's in Lebanon and the BonBonnerie at Ridge Market in Pleasant Ridge.

"We also provide custom design services for announcements, parties, weddings and other special occasions," said Hyde Park resident Sally Schultz Giannella, sister and business partner of the artist. Giannella handles marketing in the Cincinnati area while Gilbert works from her home base in Chicago.

Information: 699-5024 or www.goodnightdragon.com.

Royal Buffet opens in Cherry Grove

A new Asian restaurant has opened in Cherry Grove, at 491 Ohio Pike.

The Royal Buffet serves a variety of Asian dishes, including traditional Chinese fare, sushi and Mongolian barbecue. For those who prefer Western cuisine, Royal Buffet offers Italian, Mexican and American favorites. There is a dessert bar.

"The food is prepared right in front of you," said owner Xiong Zou. He owns three identical eateries in Lexington, and is developing another in Columbus.

Royal Buffet is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Information: 528-4808.

Jack Wood Gallery triples its display

Jack Wood has moved his O'Bryonville business to a larger space next door.

The Jack Wood Gallery is now at 2041 Madison Road, which almost triples display space for his vintage posters and period graphics.

"I offer a variety of posters, from travel, food and beverage, transportation, the world wars, bicycles, circus, magic, theater, literary, railroad, fairs and expositions," Wood said. "Most are lithographs from as far back as the 1870s to the present day, although most of the inventory falls between 1900 and 1950."

The posters come from many European countries as well as the United States and China. The gallery also offers custom archival framing. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Information: 321-7077 or www.jackwoodgallery.com.

Lawyer Novak moves to CMC

David Novak of SB Technology Law has relocated to the CMC Office Center in Mason. Novak specializes in intellectual property law, corporate and business law and technology licensing and commercialization.

Mr. Novak is a new member of SB Technology Law and has his own office (Suite 119) near his associates at CMC Office Center, 7577 Central Parke Blvd. in Mason. Phone number is 229-7874.

E-mail jcallison@cinci.rr.com or fax 564-6991 with openings, expansions and other news about neighborhood businesses.




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