Sunday, April 13, 2003

Business notes

Compiled by Jenny Callison
Enquirer contributor

Residential Suites in Sharonville

A new Residential Suites Hotel is slated to open April 26 in Sharonville.

The property is designed for extended-stay travelers and features 73 suites, business center, multimedia meeting room, indoor pool, cardio-exercise room, outdoor deck with grill area and Otis Spunkmeyer breakfast bar. During their stays, guests will be given complementary access to the Queen City Racquet and Fitness Center.

Suites come with fully equipped kitchens as well as cable, high-speed Internet access and voice-mail service.

"We've created what we think is not just a hotel, but a hotel with all the comforts of home," said Ben Coffman, owner and managing partner. He estimates that 75 percent of Residential Suites guests will be business travelers.

Coffman said that the Sharonville location is a prototype he hopes to replicate at three to four other Greater Cincinnati locations. The hotel is at 11180 Dowlin Drive, across from Burbank's BBQ Restaurant.

Information: (859) 240-6423.

West side gets new party center

Next month the west side will gain a new party place.

Receptions Conference and Banquet Center, which operates facilities in Fairfield and in Erlanger, is adding the final touches to a 6,000-square-foot center at 3302 Westbourne Ave. in Bridgetown.

According to majority owner Dan Goebel, the new Receptions can handle corporate and private events involving 10 to 1,000 people, and can seat 350.

"This area has long been in need of a modern, beautiful new banquet facility and we are very proud to be the ones bringing it to residents," he said.

Receptions' owners all live on the west side. They opened their Fairfield facility 12 years ago and expanded to Erlanger in May 1999.

Information: 922-6777, (859) 746-2700 or

Money Mailer comes to Mason

Chris Lamping has opened a Money Mailer franchise in Mason that will serve residents in Warren County, eastern Butler County and northern Hamilton County.

Money Mailer distributes coupons to potential customers for businesses.

The company, headquartered in Garden Grove, Calif., has operated since 1979 and has more than 250 franchises throughout the country. Its primary product is an oversized red, white and blue envelope filled with coupons.

"Working with a direct-mail industry leader gives me the best opportunity to help local homeowners save money and to assist my clients in growing their businesses," Lamping said.

Information: 398-6541.

More massage offered in Madeira

Saturday was grand opening day at the Therapeutic Massage Center of Madeira.

The new center, owned by state-licensed and nationally certified massage therapist Brian Pawlak, is at 7809 Laurel Ave., Suite 13. It offers services that include Swedish massage, sports massage, infant massage, positional release, muscle energy techniques, pregnancy massage and Reiki.

Massage therapists, in addition to Pawlak, are Kathy Freisz , Karen Campbell and Molly Edmondson.

"Massage can provide relaxation, relieve stress, improve energy, reduce pain, help strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure and increase range of motion in joints," Pawlak said.

The center is open 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and at other times by appointment.

Information: 271-1999.

N.Ky. looks for businesses to honor

It's time for Northern Kentucky enterprises to finish applications for 2003 Small Business Success Awards.

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce sponsors the awards. Deadline is 5 p.m. April 21. Application forms are available from the chamber's business development department.

To qualify, a business must be locally owned and operated, have completed three or more years of operation, have fewer than 100 employees and sales of less than $5 million annually.

One outstanding small business will be selected from each of these categories: retail, service, manufacturing/distribution and construction trades. Applications are completely confidential and an impartial panel of judges selects winners.

Information: (859) 578-6397.

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

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