Early next year, the United States Playing Card Co. will add a footnote to the business history of the region when it moves 460 employees from Norwood to a $30 million headquarters and manufacturing facility in Boone County. Headquartered at the Norwood site since 1901 and in Cincinnati since the 1800s, USPC manufactures and distributes playing cards, collectible tins, puzzles and card accessories.

The new 570,000-square-foot facility on 40 acres will also serve as the headquarters for Loew-Cornell, an arts and crafts supplier. USPC and Loew-Cornell are both owned by Jarden Branded Consumables, whose corporate functions will be moved to Boone County from Englewood, N.J.

USPC will receive incentives from the state and from Boone County, including a Kentucky Industrial Development Act tax credit. While it will sell its current six-building, 21-acre complex on Beech Street in Norwood, the company will continue to pay homage to its history: It plans to find a new spot in Cincinnati for its playing card store and museum, which displays historical playing cards dating to the 14th century.

A $25 million expansion of the Givaudan Flavors Corp.’s manufacturing plant in Florence will add 35 employees over three years. The project includes the addition of about 17,000 square feet to its facility, bringing it to 156,000 square feet.

Cincinnati-based Convergys will add five new contact centers in Manila and Laguna provinces in the Philippines. The new centers will employ 7,000 people, bringing the number of people Convergys employs in the Philippines to 20,000.

The Frankfort, Ky.-based Kentucky Association for Economic Development awarded Northern Kentucky Tri-ED the E.ON U.S. Community Award for Innovation for its innovative, regional approach toward economic development.

For t Wright-based Local TV LLC bought eight Fox network affiliates from News Corp., giving the company a total of 23 television stations and making it the nation’s 13th largest television group. The stations include Fox affiliates in Cleveland, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Salt Lake City and Denver.

The annual Ernst & Young regional Entrepreneur of the Year awards included three local winners: Dan Neyer of Neyer P r o p e r t i e s i n Cincinnati won in the Real Estate, Construction and Design division; Christopher Cole and James Mc- Carthy of Mason-based Intelligrated Inc. won in the Manufacturing division; and David Herche of Enerfab in Cincinnati won in the Master division.

Construction is under way on a 657,000-square-foot warehouse that will employ more than 500 people for Home Depot in the Vandercar Holding Corridor 75 Industrial Park in Monroe, southeast of I-75 and Ohio 63. The Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center is expected to be completed later this year.

H. Lawson Walker II, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd, was elected chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board , which operates the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport. Dr. Michael L. Robinson was elected vice chairman.

Sports car manufacturer Ferrari chose Tata Consultancy Services, which has an office in Milford, to receive its Innovation Award. Tata software controls the race cars and also helps