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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CLEVELAND -- KeyCorp, parent of KeyBank, extended $2.9 billion in financing to developments in underserved communities in the form of debt and equity, says its just-released 2013 corporate responsibility report. The provider of financial services has some $92 billion in assets. The report seeks to update Key's 2012 report and aligns with data collection guidelines issued by the Global Reporting Initiative. The latest report, which covers calendar 2013, touches on diversity, philanthropy and volunteerism initiatives and operations data such as green building, carbon...

Monday, September 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business Incubator Tuesday will host two officials from Stockholm, Sweden, who are affiliated with the University Business Incubator Index for an announcement of YBI’s 2014 global ranking. Last July, YBI was ranked 11th worldwide among 150 university-affiliated incubators  The UBII website features a countdown clock to the announcement. The fact that two of the company's top executives are coming here for the event, which will be webcast worldwide, suggests big news is forthccoming. All that YBI officials will say is that its 2014...

Monday, September 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. will recognize The Business Journal and its publisher, Andrea Wood, as the Mahoning Valley Business and Person of the Year. MVEDC will present the award at its 35th anniversary Salute to Business, Industry and Labor banquet, which will be held Oct. 28 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman. Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University, will deliver the keynote address. In August 1984, at the height of the steel industry’s downfall in the Mahoning Valley, Wood joined with Ralph Zerbonia...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As he completes his second month as CEO of Help Hotline Crisis Center, Vince Brancaccio has a feel for what needs to be done to make the organization more successful. “We field 15,000 calls every month. Those are the individuals that know our organization and turn to us for help. Our goal needs to be continuing to get the word out about what we do. There are a lot of people that don't know what we do and are struggling out there,” Brancaccio said. “A lot of people know Help Hotline for our 211...

Monday, September 15, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Five graduates of the Warren P. Williamson College of Business Administration will be honored Oct. 17 with outstanding alumni awards at Youngstown State University, the dean of the college, Betty Jo Licata, has announced. The event will take place on campus at Williamson Hall. Those to be recognized are Samuel Grooms, B.S. in business administration, 1981, Outstanding Business Alumnus; Larry Moliterno, B.A., 1985, MBA 1999, Outstanding MBA Alumnus; Thaddeus Smith, MBA 2009, Outstanding Recent Alumnus; Tim Petrey, CPA, CGMA, NSSA, B.S. in B.A. 2009...

Monday, September 15, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- The 2014 fall job fair at the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University, Champion Township, will be held from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Those planning to participate are asked to bring their resumes and wear interview attire. At the fair, free and open to the public, participants can take part in mock interviews and have their resumes reviewed. For more information, call Anthony Zampino at 330 675 7613. Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio. CLICK HERE to subscribe to our twice-monthly print edition and to our free daily email.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Academy of Science has developed a new 'roadmap' intended to guide students to more rewarding futures via an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The roadmap in this case is a chart that serves as a brainstorming tool to help high school students to develop STEM-related commercialization and business plans in a $2 million statewide competition, the academy said. It's all part of the Believe in Ohio program, a free initiative sponsored by the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio that helps...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The state of Ohio moved closer to meeting its minority contracting goals in the most recent fiscal year than it has since those guidelines were put in place in 1980, but still has a long way to go. For the fiscal year ended June 30, the state spent $165 million with minority-owned businesses, or 14.1% of state spending on goods and services. That compares to $106 million in fiscal year 2013, according to data provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency and the Ohio Department of...

Friday, September 12, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly will visit Youngstown State University’s College of Creative Arts & Communication for a reception, gallery talk and fundraising event Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. The event is made possible by YSU’s Department of Art and the Earle and Ida Cliffe Fund. While it is free and open to the public, reservations are required by contacting Mari Ann Cann at 330 941 3629 or emailing mcann@ysu.edu before Sept. 30. The exhibit will remain installed in the space...

Friday, September 12, 2014

SHARON, Pa. -- John R. “Jack” Janoso Jr., president and CEO of Sharon Regional Health System, is leaving to assume the same role at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio, the system announced Thursday. “While this is an exciting professional and personal opportunity, it was a difficult decision because I have truly enjoyed working with Sharon Regional’s outstanding group of board members, employees, physicians, and volunteers who care for this community every day,” Janoso said in a prepared statement. “Through my 15-year career at Sharon Regional, I had the...

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