BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2003
Turn in weather salvaging tourism
The fortunes of several Greater Cincinnati attractions have risen and fallen with temperatures this summer. But picture-perfect summer days this month are generating hopes for a strong finish.

Decorating dorms is big deal
As the college crowd returns to campus in the next several weeks, retailers in Greater Cincinnati and across the country are hawking supplies for a critical prerequisite course: Dorm Decorating 101.

What's the buzz?
For home lenders such as Robert Bollin, business has taken a huge turn since interest rates skyrocketed in recent weeks.

Business Meetings This Week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.

Tipsheet improved
The Cincinnati Enquirer's free daily e-mail business briefing is even easier to receive. How do you get it? Click here to register.

SMALL BUSINESS
Ex-player turns baseball into Web business
Chris Hook's passion for baseball led him first into a professional playing career and then into the business of helping others love the game, too.


Diabetic Olympian starts medical ID company
In between training for the 2004 Olympics and promoting diabetes awareness around the country, two-time Olympian and swimming gold medallist Gary Hall Jr. has found time for a new venture.
Business Notebook
Cincinnati Speech Therapy is a new practice operated by Sharon Dolle Olthaus.
Think big to spur big growth
In my company, this is the time of year we do our annual planning. I'm going to challenge myself and my staff to do a little radical thinking.

OTHER LOCAL BUSINESS
Commercial Real Estate Projects & Transfers


Bankruptcies

NATIONAL BUSINESS
Car's power windows called danger to kids
WASHINGTON - Two-year-old Zoie Gates died quickly. When she leaned out of her parents' truck to pet a dog, she hit the power window switch with her knee and the window came up, strangling her. Her father was only a few yards away.


Police focus on tired truckers
PHILADELPHIA - Time is money, so Colorado trucker Robert Vollert schedules his time down to the minute on his 1,500-mile cross-country treks, and he has a wireless computer that tracks his position to keep him on schedule.
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.