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EMERGING COMPANIES


BioRx, Hamilton
Company Profile: BioRx has continued to hire and expand in 2009, and will proceed to secure exclusive distribution agreements for new drug therapies.
Business Type: Specialty Pharmacy
Year Established: 2004
Web Address: www.biorx.net
2009 Employees: 109
2008 Employees: 70
2009 Revenue: $50-99 million
2008 Revenue: $25-49 million
 
ElitAire, Inc., Hamilton
Company Profile: ElitAire promotes sustainability in the commercial/industrial market with its high-efficiency HVAC systems. Most personnel are LEED certified, degreed engineers, allowing the company to offer low costs, increased productivity and environmental benefits.
Business Type: Manufacturing Representative
Year Established: 2008
Web Address: www.elitaire.com
2009 Employees: 15
2008 Employees: 12
2009 Revenue: $5-9 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

Forward Edge, Hamilton
Company Profile: Forward Edge provides IT solutions for K-12/higher learning institutions. They offer cabling, networking and staff enhancement/augmentation.
Business Type: IT Solutions
Year Established: 2004
Web Address: www.forward-edge.net
2009 Employees: 10
2008 Employees: 8
2009 Revenue: $5-9 million
2008 Revenue: $5-9 million

HiFive Development Services, Inc., Warren
Company Profile: While offering affordable construction/design services, HiFive gives about half of their net revenue to faith-based groups every year.
Business Type: Design-Build, Construction, Master Planning & Development Services
Year Established: 2001
Web Address: www.hifive1.com
2009 Employees: 21
2008 Employees: 24
2009 Revenue: $25-49 million
2008 Revenue: $10-24 million

Intelligrated, Inc., Warren
Company Profile: Intelligrated now has operations in Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, California, Canada and Mexico.
Business Type: Manufacturing
Year Established: 2001
Web Address: www.intelligrated.com
2009 Employees: 1,500
2008 Employees: 500
2009 Revenue: $250-499 million
2008 Revenue: $100-249 million

Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana LLC, Dearborn
Company Profile: LDI is actively seeking new business partners and expanding with current clients in its flexible and competitive work environment.
Business Type: Beverage Alcohol
Year Established: 2007
Web Address: www.lawrenceburgdistillersindiana.com
2009 Employees: 174
2008 Employees: 163
2009 Revenue: $50-99 million
2008 Revenue: $50-99 million

Partner Professional Staffing, Hamilton
Company Profile: Partner decided to actively grow the business in a rough economy by providing the best customer service possible, adapting to customer needs, and ramping up marketing efforts.
Business Type: Staffing & Business Intelligence
Year Established: 2006
Web Address: www.partnerps.com
2009 Employees: 32
2008 Employees: 23
2009 Revenue: $5-9 million
2008 Revenue: $5-9 million
 
ProMaster Home Repair & Handyman Service, Clermont
Company Profile: ProMaster has worked to confront industrial and economic challenges and is set to become a $3-5 million company in the next five years.
Business Type: Home Repair & Improvement
Year Established: 2006
Web Address: www.mastermylist.com
2009 Employees: 10
2008 Employees: 7
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: N/A

RoundTower Technologies, Hamilton
Company Profile: RoundTower’s IT solutions include assessment and managed services, data storage, virtualization, data security and data protection.
Business Type: Information Technology
Year Established: 2007
Web Address: www.roundtower.com
2009 Employees: 18
2008 Employees: 12
2009 Revenue: $10-24 million
2008 Revenue: $5-9 million

RSW/US, Hamilton
Company Profile: In an innovative industry, RSW/US works as a lead generation/business development firm, helping marketing agencies find business.
Business Type: Business Development for Marketing Service Firms
Year Established: 2005
Web Address: www.rswus.com
2009 Employees: 20
2008 Employees: 10
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

TiER 1 Performance Solutions, Kenton
Company Profile: TiER 1 works to improve employee performance though learning, knowledge and change-management.
Business Type: Human Performance Consulting & Technology
Year Established: 2002
Web Address: www.tier1performance.com
2009 Employees: 35
2008 Employees: 30
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

Top Gun Sales Performance, Warren
Company Profile: Top Gun strives to provide a unique, engaging work environment while keeping operating costs low and giving back to local charities.
Business Type: Sales & IT, Training & Consulting
Year Established: 2000
Web Address: http://www.tier1performance.com
2009 Employees: 28
2008 Employees: 15
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

Wolrd Pac Paper LLC, Hamilton
Company Profile: World Pac Paper continually looks to innovation and new business opportunities where they feel there is a cost of service advantage.
Business Type: Paper Packaging & Distribution
Year Established: 2004
Web Address: www.worldpacpaper.com
2009 Employees: 18
2008 Employees: 15
2009 Revenue: $10-24 million
2008 Revenue: $25-49 million

Worldwide Graphics & Sign Co., Hamilton
Company Profile: Worldwide Graphics decided that instead of saving money in the recession, they would use it toward marketing themselves.
Business Type: Graphics & Signage
Year Established: 2006
Web Address: www.worldwidegraphics.com
2009 Employees: 7
2008 Employees: 4
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

PRIVATE COMPANIES

Abstract Displays, Inc, Hamilton
Company Profile: Abstract Displays provides resourceful and innovative solutions to exhibits, events and environments.
Business Type: Advertising & Marketing
Year Established: 2000
Web Address: www.abstractdisplays.com
2009 Employees: 21
2008 Employees: 20
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

Advanced Techology Consulting, Inc. (ATC), Warren
Company Profile: ATC represents over 50 telecommunications carriers, ensuring that no one carrier has too much control over the business’s well being. Employees at ATC regularly participate in phone conferences and webinars.
Business Type: Telecommunications Consulting Agency
Year Established: 1999
Web Address: www.4atc.com
2009 Employees: 12
2008 Employees: 9
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

APEX Restoration, Hamilton
Company Profile: APEX works directly with insurance adjusters to provide relief after disasters. They offer services for fire, water, wind and mold damage.
Business Type: Insurance Restoration
Year Established: 1997
Web Address: www.apexrest.com
2009 Employees: 56
2008 Employees: 44
2009 Revenue: $10-24 million
2008 Revenue: $5-9 million
Barleycorn's, Campbell
Company Profile: Barleycorn’s is independently owned and operated by brothers Joe and Ken Heil. The restaurants were temporarily closed for renovations, but are now open with a new look, menus and marketing strategies.
Business Type: Restaurant
Year Established: 1975
Web Address: www.barleycorns.com
2009 Employees: 160
2008 Employees: 140
2009 Revenue: $5-9 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

Bonfiglioli USA, Inc., Boone
Company Profile: While distributing gearmotors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes, Bonfiglioli is also dedicated to renewable energy.
Business Type: Distribution/Assembly of Power Transmission Equipment
Year Established: 1999
Web Address: www.bonfiglioliusa.com
2009 Employees: 41
2008 Employees: 45
2009 Revenue: $25-49 million
2008 Revenue: $50+ million

CE Power Solutions, Hamilton
Company Profile: CE Power Solutions is a utility-based company that
supplies electrical solutions for Duke Energy and Dayton Power & Light.
Business Type: Energy/Electrical Services
Year Established: Not provided
Web Address: www.cepowersol.com
2009 Employees: 100
2008 Employees: 90
2009 Revenue: $10-24 million
2008 Revenue: $10-24 million

Cold Jet, Clermont
Company Profile: The manufacturers of dry ice blasting systems have required customers to shift their paradigm — from cleaning as a pure maintenance function to a new green, on-line clean-in-place program.
Business Type: Manufacturing
Year Established: 1986
Web Address: www.coldjet.com
2009 Employees: 96
2008 Employees: 103
2009 Revenue: $25-49 million
2008 Revenue: $10-24 million

Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens, LLC, Hamilton
Company Profile: CFS (named Small Business of the Year by the Cincinnati USA Chamber of Commerce) is committed to helping others. The firm started Accounting for Kids, Inc. to interactively teach kids about finance.
Business Type: Accounting Firm
Year Established: 1999
Web Address: www.cfscpa.com
2009 Employees: 14
2008 Employees: 13
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

Eisen Marketing Group, Campbell
Company Profile: While national marketing companies are losing an estimated 33% of sales, EMG sales have gone up 300% since 2006.
Business Type: Public Relations
Year Established: 1987
Web Address: www.eisenpr.com
2009 Employees: 16
2008 Employees: 12
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

Global Business Solutions, Inc., Campbell
Company Profile: The company has helped meet client needs by using energy-efficient technologies and outsourcing IT/managed services.
Business Type: Information Technology Provider
Year Established: 1994
Web Address: www.gbs-inc.com
2009 Employees: 16
2008 Employees: 15
2009 Revenue: $5-9 million
2008 Revenue: $5-9 million

Home Care by Blackstone, Hamilton
Company Profile: The company has been able to grow and start new offices by entering the private pay market and opening the Care Advisors division.
Business Type: Home Health Care
Year Established: 1996
Web Address: www.blackstonehc.com
2009 Employees: 800
2008 Employees: 506
2009 Revenue: $10-24 million
2008 Revenue: $10-24 million

Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, Clermont
Company Profile: The Jeff Wyler Automotive Family has sustained success in the recession with franchise diversification and management experience.
Business Type: Automobile Dealerships
Year Established: 1973
Web Address: www.wyler.com
2009 Employees: 750
2008 Employees: 757
2009 Revenue: $250-499 million
2008 Revenue: $250-499 million

The Matrix Companies, Hamilton
Company Profile: The Matrix Companies have had to deal with jurisdictional and governmental/law changes, but have diversified and expanded services.
Business Type: Workers’ Compensation Third Party Administrator
Year Established: 2000
Web Address: www.matrixtpa.com
2009 Employees: 45
2008 Employees: 44
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

netTrekker, Hamilton
Company Profile: Recognized as the premier educational search tool in K-12 education, netTrekker serves 10 million students and thousands of schools.
Business Type: Educational Technology Developer
Year Established: 1999
Web Address: www.nettrekker.com
2009 Employees: 76
2008 Employees: 62
2009 Revenue: $5-9 million
2008 Revenue: $5-9 million

PowerNet Global, Butler
Company Profile: PNG has continued expanding the business by offering competitive pricing and fostering partnerships with other providers.
Business Type: Telecommunications Provider
Year Established: 1992
Web Address: www.powernetglobal.com
2009 Employees: 250
2008 Employees: 248
2009 Revenue: $50-99 million
2008 Revenue: $50-99 million

Richards Industries, Hamilton
Company Profile: Richards Industries focuses on international business and expansion and has had no lay-offs despite the hard-hit industry.
Business Type: Manufacturer
Year Established: 1947
Web Address: www.richardsind.com
2009 Employees: 130
2008 Employees: 137
2009 Revenue: $25-49 million
2008 Revenue: $25-49 million

Rumpke, Hamilton
Company Profile: Rumpke has risen to economic challenges by cutting costs to protect their bottom line while maintaining a culture of safety.
Business Type: Waste & Recycling Services
Year Established: 1932
Web Address: www.rumpke.com
2009 Employees: 2,119
2008 Employees: 2,045
2009 Revenue: $250-499 million
2008 Revenue: $250-$499 million
 
Sheakley, Hamilton
Company Profile: Sheakley helps businesses reduce their workload and spend more time managing by adding payroll and benefits paperwork services.
Business Type: HR Outsourcing
Year Established: 1965
Web Address: www.sheakley.com
2009 Employees: 2,275
2008 Employees: 1,075
2009 Revenue: $100-249 million
2008 Revenue: $100-249 million

Skillsource, Hamilton
Company Profile: SkillSource says its business model is ideal for the new economy: lean, scalable, and focused on good business relationships.
Business Type: Business Consulting
Year Established: 1995
Web Address: www.skillsource.com
2009 Employees: 4
2008 Employees: 2
2009 Revenue: $1-4 million
2008 Revenue: $1-4 million

www.verstgroup.com
2009 Employees: 1,150
2008 Employees: 1,200
2009 Revenue: $100-249 million
2008 Revenue: $100-249 million

Youthland Academy, Hamilton
Company Profile: In Youthland Academy’s locations throughout the Tristate, education is focused on safety, creating positive self-image and individuality.
Business Type: Childcare
Year Established: 1983
Web Address: www.youthlandacademy.com
2009 Employees: 280
2008 Employees: 245
2009 Revenue: $5-9 million
2008 Revenue: $5-9 million
PUBLIC COMPANIES

First Financial Bancorp, Hamilton 
Company Profile: First Financial has worked to gain market share while expanding its retail banking network with three new banking centers.
Business Type: Bank
Year Established: 1863
Web Address: www.bankatfirst.com
2009 Employees: 1,390
2008 Employees: 1,127
2009 Revenue: $250-499 million
2008 Revenue: $250-499 million

Kroger, Hamilton
Company Profile: In 2009, Kroger reduced plastic bag use, recycled 16 million pounds of plastic and one billion pounds of paper/corrugated cardboard.
Business Type: Retail Trade
Year Established: 1883
Web Address: www.kroger.com
2009 Employees: 326,000
2008 Employees: 310,000
2009 Revenue: $5 + billion
2008 Revenue: $5+ billion

Meridian Bioscience, Clermont
Company Profile: Meridian Bioscience has developed and introduced more than 30 internally developed infectious disease test products.
Business Type: Health/Medical Services
Year Established: 1977
Web Address: www.meridianbioscience.com
2009 Employees: 423
2008 Employees: 415
2009 Revenue: $100-249 million
2008 Revenue: $100-249 million

Procter & Gamble, Hamilton
Company Profile: P&G serves 4 billion of the 6.5 billion people in the world today. The company has committed to giving back through its Live, Learn & Thrive cause program and the Children’s Safe Drinking Water initiatives.
Business Type: Retail Trade
Year Established: 1837
Web Address: www.pg.com
2009 Employees: 135,000
2008 Employees: 138,000
2009 Revenue: $5+ billion
2008 Revenue: $5+ billion

Stock Yards Bank & Trust, Hamilton
Company Profile: Stock Yards differentiates itself from other banks by striving for personalized service. The bank prides itself on remaining profitable and avoiding the recent pitfalls of many other banks in the country.
Business Type: Bank
Year Established:1904
Web Address: www.syb.com
2009 Employees: 11
2008 Employees: 7
2009 Revenue: <$1-4 million
2008 Revenue: <$1-4 million