BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2003
New leader knows Bell well
The new guy in charge of Cincinnati Bell Inc. is no stranger to the 130-year-old phone company.

Owners not afraid to expand from spas
When Watson's Superstore owners Don Oeters and Jim Kathmann told former owner Bill Watson that they were building a 150,000-square-foot store in Evendale in 1996, he thought they had gone mad.

McCluskey Chevrolet driven by challenges
READING - When you're a front-runner, how do you consistently stay ahead of the pack? That's been a crucial question at McCluskey Chevrolet.

What's the Buzz?
Left unfinished by the insolvent Erpenbeck Co., the Oakwood Lakes townhome project in Mason is showing new signs of life under a new developer.

Tipsheet improved
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A business plan helps you grow
Last summer, I took my own advice. With my employees, we developed a comprehensive business plan for my company. Having made the decision to grow the business, we first had to be clear about what currently was at the heart of our business.
Google targeted by search engine rivals
SAN FRANCISCO - In five years, Google has blossomed from a nerdy college experiment to a mainstream sensation so ubiquitous that its goofy name is now synonymous with looking things up.
Kentucky farmers wormed out of more than $5 million
BEAVER DAM, Ky. - Months after being victimized in what Attorney General Ben Chandler's office calls the biggest scam in Kentucky agricultural history, Angie Decker and about 800 other farmers are stranded with lost investments - and barns full of worms.
Business notes

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.