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An $89 million Procter & Gamble facility that will be built near Dayton will lead to hundreds of new jobs.  JobsOhio President John Minor says the Cincinnati-based consumer products company is establishing a distribution center in the city of Union to serve its Midwest customers.  He says Ohio was in competition for the center with several other locations in the U.S.  

Company officials say the facility will be operating in 2015.  

Selling to the New 50+ Market

May 14, 2014

  By the year 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population, and this baby boom generation, more than 78 million strong., has an annual income in excess of $2.3 trillion. Joining us to discuss how companies can reach these consumers, and tap into the growing buying power of an aging baby boom generation, are Caroline Pratt, VP of Manufacturer Practice with dunnhumbyUSA, and Scott Collins, president and CEO of Link-age.

Products, Services for the 50+ Market

May 14, 2014

  The youngest members of the baby boom generation are turning 50, yet they are more active, more youthful, then previous generations that have crossed that milestone. The Live Well Collaborative is a non-profit founded in 2007 by the University of Cincinnati and Procter and Gamble to specialize in research and development of products and services for this large and growing 50-plus market.

Telling the Tales of Local Icons With Animation

Apr 27, 2014
Provided, Flaming Medusa Studios

Local realtors say they saw another drop in business last month, likely the leftover effect of the extreme winter weather.  Home sales fell 8 percent in the Cincinnati area compared to March 2013.  Northern Kentucky closings were off by 7 percent.  

Sales were down more than 6 percent across Ohio.  Chris Hall, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors had this take:  

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Procter and Gamble says Mars Incorporated has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands for $2.9 billion in cash.

A release  says the companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals.  Mars currently owns  PEDIGREE, WHISKAS, BANFIELD, and ROYAL CANIN.

Mars Petcare Global President, Todd Lachman, said: “We view the addition of the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands as exceptionally strategic. This acquisition is a perfect fit with our Mars Petcare vision of making  a better world for pets."

Hello, My Name is Scott

Mar 26, 2014
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Income Tax Rules and Regulations

Mar 5, 2014

  If the winter weather isn’t enough to worry about, remember the April 15 tax filing deadline is now just six weeks away. Instructions for Form 1040 run 206 pages, the 1040EZ instruction booklet is 42 pages long. If you’ve already completed your return, congratulations, but if not, there are several changes to watch for this year.

Ohio Companies Set Export Record

Feb 26, 2014
Provided, U.S. Commercial Service

  In 2013 Ohio’s merchandise exports increased by almost 4 percent, growing to $50.5 billion, a record high for the state. The U.S. Commercial Service connects U.S. companies with international buyers, and last year facilitated nearly 15,000 export successes. Marcia Brandstadt, director of the U.S.

Altering Mindset for Effective Conversations

Feb 19, 2014
Provided, Benchmark Communications

  Benchmark Communications CEO and Chairman of The Creating WE Institute, Judith E. Glaser, and Dr. Michael Stabile, Xavier University Department of Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development clinical professor and business consultant, discuss Conversational Intelligence.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Feb 5, 2014
Provided, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  The Dodd-Frank Act established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2010, with the mission to protect consumers by carrying out federal consumer financial laws, and to ensure that consumers get the information they need to make the financial decisions they believe are best for themselves and their families.   Michael Hurley and Sarah C.

Super Bowl Commercial Competition

Jan 29, 2014

  The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and there is almost as much pre-game hype about what will take place off the field, the commercials.  This year companies will spend $4 million for a 30 seconds of air time.

Provided, Bad Girl Ventures

Molly Wellmann, and Hancrafted Cocktails

Jan 17, 2014
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Accountant Turned Comic Kent Rader

Jan 15, 2014
Provided, Kent Rader Speaks

  After 17 years as an accountant and healthcare administrator, Kent Rader switched gears and became a successful comic and motivational speaker. Known as the world’s cleanest comedian, he helps people and organizations learn and experience how laughter matters as an effective business tool.

Awesome Collective of Covington

Dec 20, 2013
Provided, Kickstarter

Patents and Trademarks in the Digital Age

Dec 18, 2013

  Authors, artists, inventors and businesses rely on copyrights, trademarks and patents to protect their intellectual property. But how effective are these safeguards when almost any work can be downloaded from the internet?

Rookwood Pottery's first retail shop

Dec 13, 2013

For the first time in its long, distinguished history, Rookwood Pottery now has an offsite retail store. Our Jane Durrell looks at the Over the Rhine shop and what shoppers can expect to find there with her guest, Dorothy Hoffman, Retail Sales Director for the Rookwood Pottery Company.

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  Cincinnati’s Kenner Products introduced the Easy-Bake® Oven in 1963, and it quickly became one of the most popular toys in history. Who didn’t make, or taste, one of those tiny cakes? In time to celebrate its 50th birthday, Toy Historian Tod Coopee has written a definitive history of the iconic toy, Light Bulb Baking: A History of the Easy-Bake® Oven. He joins us to talk about the innovation and history of the Easy-Bake® Oven, and why it’s still so popular today.

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