BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2003
Golf legion grows, but links lonelier
The sellout crowds this weekend at the U.S. Open golf tournament in suburban Chicago underscore the growing interest in the game, spurred largely by the tournament's wildly popular defending champion, Tiger Woods.

Pasta Wagon ready for franchise phase
For eight years, Barry Rubinstein has forged his own path through the forest of business development, carefully marking his trail so that he can help others replicate his success.

What's the Buzz?
A new study of corporate board of directors effectiveness gives high marks to one Tristate company and a failing grade to another.

Tipsheet improved
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Good ads demand lots of details
"We're moving online!! Blowout sale at our store location. Phone orders welcome." That's what was on the postcard.
Teens learn lifelong spending habits at home
Let's face it, teenagers love to shop. But whose money are they spending?
Do you hire the kids? Maybe
NEW YORK - Thousands of college graduates won't be looking for work this summer - they've already gotten jobs in their parents' companies.
Dayton building to be restored
A Cincinnati developer that's fostered a reputation for restoring the shine to overlooked urban buildings is eyeing a long-vacant retail venue in downtown Dayton, Ohio.
Tristate business notebook

THE GREATER CINCINNATI 100
Top private firms saw recession
Even before the recession hit in March 2001, Greater Cincinnati's largest private businesses saw the tough times coming.

Drees Co. grabs top ranking in the 100
The Drees Co. earned the top spot in this year's Greater Cincinnati 100, but company officials say that the home builder is even bigger now.

Vehicle dealers showed the way
The tech bubble burst, the U.S. economy slumped, and consumers ducked for cover from terrorists.
These 100 show best of can-do spirit
Health care costs bite deep
Accountable to themselves
Habegger posts 50th profit in 50th year
Builder moves up - for now
Floturn flourishes as others fall
Sumerel service adds to revenue
Companies: Outlook for economy is grim
Everclear emerges as true up-and-comer

SPECIAL COVERAGE
Erpenbeck archive
A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.