BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2003
DHL will be sorting packages faster now
DHL Express Worldwide's new $213 million package-sorting facility is becoming fully operational this weekend, resulting in faster transit times and improved delivery options from its main hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Cell phone fee may bring profit
Some cell phone companies appear poised to profit off a new fee that covers the cost of enabling customers to switch wireless services without giving up their phone numbers.

New flavors help keep Faygo afloat
When new businesses popped up in their neighborhood, officials at Faygo Beverages Inc. remodeled the outside of their 68-year-old bottling plant.

Tipsheet improved
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Caviar importer hatching dream
PIERSON, Fla. - Mark Zaslavsky reached into the large water tank and grabbed the gray, torpedo-shaped fish as it rose to the surface.
Furniture co. owner shapes small business
In her years as a corporate sales and marketing manager, Victoria Archable grew accustomed to wearing one hat. Now that she is a small business owner, Archable has an entire closet full of them.
Creative, cheap ads can work
I have an official announcement to make: I am not a candidate for governor of California.
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.