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Ann Thompson / WVXU

On Thursday, city crews began clearing parts of a shopping center site that has been a landmark in Bond Hill since the 1950's. Most recently called Jordan Crossing, Swifton Commons was the first mall in Cincinnati and one of the largest shopping centers in Ohio.

New CEO at Findlay Market

Mar 22, 2013
Cincinnati Business Courier

While it’s only been a couple of months since Joe Hansbauer took over as President & CEO of Cincinnati’s Findlay Market, he’s about to embark on one of the busiest times of the year for the open-air market: Easter. He took a few minutes to come by our studio and talk with Mark Perzel about why he wanted this job, his impressions so far, and what plans and goals he has for the future.


Dress for Success Cincinnati

Mar 8, 2013

Dress for Success Cincinnati has launched its Professional Women’s Network, a support system for clients who have landed a job and need help transitioning into the work world. The group, which meets on Saturdays, will discuss the corporate environment, advancement, communications and other skills required to build a successful career. Dress for Success Executive Director Julie Smith-Morrow joins Mark Perzel to talk about this new effort to support women as they move from unemployment to employment.


Krista Neher of Boot Camp Digital

Feb 22, 2013

Did you know that one of the country’s leading experts in social media marketing is located right here in Cincinnati? Her name is Krista Neher and after a successful career at P&G, she moved to a start-up company that raised the inevitable question: how do I do more, with less? As she mastered social media opportunities, she opened Boot Camp Digital and wrote the Social Media Field Guide. That was followed by Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach and now her newest book, Visual Social Media Marketing. She is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about successfully using social media, even as the options grow more and more numerous.


Winning streak continues for local home sales

Feb 21, 2013

Cincinnati home sales reached a six-year high last month.  The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors  says January closings rose 30 percent compared to a year ago.  

Board president Kevin Kelly says the continued upward momentum of Cincinnati home sales is a strong indicator the local economy is recovering.  He says mortgage rates are maintaining their historic lows, the inventory of homes remains low and the number of buyers looking for a home is increasing, all factors that will help the local housing market. 

C-Change is a dynamic program of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber that provides leadership development and community engagement opportunities for emerging young leaders in the area. This one-year experience recently named its 8th Class, so we’ve invited Julie Bernzott, manager of HYPE Programs at the chamber, in to the studio to talk with Mark Perzel about exactly what happens during the C-Change year, and recount some of the efforts of previous classes to leave a legacy to our community.


Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Kentucky is raising a glass to the newest company bringing jobs to the commonwealth. The Russian bottle decorating and packaging company is opening a manufacturing facility in Covington.

Westpack is investing nearly $4.5 million and creating 63 full-time jobs.

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson calls the announcement a "tremendous commitment."

WVXU

Northern Kentucky is touting its ability to attract new companies and create jobs.  The latest jobs announcement involves a food breading company.

Governor Steve Beshear has been spending a lot of time in Northern Kentucky talking about job creation.

"It seems we were just here a couple of months ago making one such announcement."

We are now into the second month of the New Year, so time to get an update on activity in the investing world from our friends Dale Coates and Jason Jackman from Johnson Investment Counsel as they spend some time On the Money with Chris DeSimio.


Dunnhumby breaks ground for new HQ

Jan 31, 2013

Employees of dunnhumbyUSA and community leaders gathered at the corner of Fifth and Race in Cincinnati Thursday morning for the groundbreaking ceremony for the company's four-story headquarters.

The $100 million development  will include a 1,000- space parking garage and 35,000 square feet of commercial space.



 

Local entrepreneurs see economic rebound

Jan 29, 2013

A recent survey conducted by The Entrepreneurs' Organization indicates 62 percent of Cincinnati-area entrepreneurs think they'll see increased net profits in 2013.  Forty-one percent of those surveyed expect to hire more full-time employees, while 50 percent expect to hire more part-time workers.

The survey included 43 Cincinnati-area companies with at least $1 million in annual revenue.  Overall, the average respondent grosses $3.4 million in revenue.

Dennis Heywood from Social Security Solutions

Jan 25, 2013

The Social Security system is confusing and complex. While we’re still at the beginning of the calendar year, On the Money with Chris DeSimio welcomes Dennis Heywood from Cincinnati’s Social Security Solutions. With his years of experience with the Social Security Administration and working directly with clients on their claims and eligibility issues, he will provide some real world advice for those in, or just entering, the system.


International Investing in 2013

Jan 18, 2013

With all the financial news here in the US and around the world, it’s time for an international look at what to expect in 2013 and how that will affect your investments. Madelon Matlock, now working for the prestigious Pioneer Investments out of Boston, is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss international investments.


Warren County company celebrates expansion

Jan 9, 2013

Intelligrated held the grand opening for its 122,000-square-foot headquarters expansion in Mason on Wednesday.  The automated material handling solutions provider now has a combined 262,000 square feet at its Innovation Way facility that will accommodate an ongoing increase in engineering, research and development staffing.

OTR's Gray & Pape

Jan 4, 2013

Did you know there is a national company headquartered in Over the Rhine that employs archeologists, historic preservationists, scientists, and other unique professionals working under the banner of cultural resource management? Starting their 26th year in business, Gray & Pape is based at 13th and Main, but has offices in Indianapolis, IN; Richmond, VA; Providence, RI; and beautiful Rabbit Hash, KY. Kevin Pape from Gray & Pape joins Mark Perzel in studio to discuss his company’s work, successes, and plans for the next 25 years.


Brian Wesbury from First Trust Advisors, Chicago

Jan 4, 2013

With the start of a new year, and the fiscal cliff apparently averted, there is still much to discuss in the national economy and, in particular, market and investing news. So why not go to a nationally recognized expert to get some answers? Brian Wesbury is the chief economist for First Trust Advisors, LP in Chicago as well as an author, blogger and regular guest on all the financial new channels. He is On the Money with Chris DeSimio with a big picture look at the recent happenings in Washington and what he anticipates for 2013.


Queen City Cookies Keeps Growing

Dec 14, 2012

In less than three years, Queen City Cookies has taken the food world by storm! Recognized by trade magazines, their cookies carried in stores around the country, and their bacon schnecken has won numerous awards. This year, they had to move into a larger space to accommodate a substantially increased production process. Mark Perzel gets an update on this amazing success story from the founder/CEO/creative force of Queen City Cookies, Peggy Shannon.


Northern Kentucky company set to expand

Dec 10, 2012

A Northern Kentucky company is expanding its facility and hiring more workers.  Governor Steve Beshear announced Monday that Indy Honeycomb is adding 13 full-time jobs.  It's a $915,000 investment that includes doubling production space, adding office space and purchasing equipment. 

The company makes metal honeycomb for military, commercial and industrial use, including parts for aircraft engines and power generation turbines.  Indy Honeycomb currently employs 29 people at its manufacturing plant in Covington. 

New Paycor HQ in Norwood underway

Dec 6, 2012
Paycor

Paycor has broken ground for its new headquarters in Norwood.  The Cincinnati-based human resources and payroll solutions provider will be moving into the $20- million facility in the spring of 2014.  CEO Bob Coughlin said it marks the beginning of a new era for the company as it broadens its focus from payroll to people management.

"Paycor has tremendous momentum today and this new headquarter project will allow us to keep that momentum by providing a better place for our employees and clients to collaborate, " said Coughlin.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Kentucky's job strategy seems to be working. In the last year the state added 47,000 jobs, making it number two in the nation.

With a hard-hat and shovel, Gov. Steve Beshear showed off the latest example of expansion by existing business, the Florence L’Oréal plant.

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