BUSINESS NEWS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2003
Flamingo flies on a leap of faith
What started as a whim and became known for its whimsy is about to take a serious risk in an industry already on the brink.

Restaurant is a sweet attraction
One of the most popular casual dining restaurants in the country is coming to Kenwood Towne Centre, offering shoppers a massive menu and to-die-for desserts that will leave even the hungriest mall rat in need of a doggie bag.

Father, daughter take foot care a step higher
Podiatrists Jerry and Kristin Titko always want to keep their practice moving forward.

What's the buzz?
SEATTLE - This city's devotion to the almighty coffee bean runs smack into its liberal conscience as a proposed tax on espresso drinks goes to voters Tuesday.

Business meetings this week
Announcements of meetings and seminars, and instructions for listing your event.

Tipsheet improved
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Treasury retiring HH bonds
NEW YORK - Americans are about to lose a tool many have used to manage their U.S. Savings Bonds in retirement.
Parents dig deep for teens' first wheels
NEW YORK - While baby boomer parents are putting money aside for college tuition, some are taking on another big expense: buying cars for their teenagers.
Shipping costs can be tricky
As customers, we all like to get free shipping when we place an order. But as business owners, we know shipping costs can quickly eat up profits. So it's time to find ways to reduce shipping costs.
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.