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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ATLANTA -- Site Selection magazine has ranked Ohio as having the fifth-best business climate this year and reports a separate survey by corporate real estate executives it polled ranked the Buckeye State as having the ninth-best business climate. Site Selection, which released its annual rankings Monday, “named Georgia as the state with the Top Business Climate for 2014. The rankings are published in the November issue of the trade journal. Half of the magazine’s rankings are based on a survey of corporate site selectors the editors asked to rank the 50 states based...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Author:  Dan O'Brien BOARDMAN, Ohio -- A momentary lapse of judgment could cost a business and its clients nearly everything. Say a professional or business owner accidentally leaves behind his laptop or electronic tablet at a restaurant or park bench. No matter. The devices can be replaced and are often covered by property insurance the business or owner carries. What many don’t know is that while insurance might cover the cost of laptop, the data it contains are not, thus inviting identity theft or cyber hacking based on every scrap...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Net operating revenues for Community Health Systems Inc. during the third quarter and the first nine months of the year were up more than 50% and 42%, respectively, from the same periods in 2013, the company reported Monday. The data includes Health Management Associates Inc.’s operating results from Jan. 27, when CHS completed its acquisition of HMA.    CHS owns ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, which operates health-care facilities in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, and earlier this year acquired Sharon Regional Health System in...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DETROIT -- Sales of the Lordstown, Ohio-built Chevrolet Cruze rose 51% in October, General Motors Co. reported Monday, driving compact car sales to their highest level since 2003. GM said it delivered 226,819 vehicles in the United States last month – the company’s best October sales since 2007. Still, the number is up only slightly from October 2013 when GM delivered 226,402 units, or a gain of just 0.2%. In addition to higher Cruze sales, GM’s Chevrolet brand enjoyed stronger sales of the Silverado, Traverse and Equinox. And the automaker’s Buick brand enjoyed its...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GIRARD. Ohio -- Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc. awarded a $5,000 grant to Sister Jerome’s Poor to sponsor a local college student as well as to provide mentoring for the student. The check for sponsorship was presented to Sister Jerome Corcoran at VEC’s headquarters Oct. 31. Upon graduating from Eastern Gateway Community College in June, Brianna Spatafore will continue her education at Youngstown State University. Tricia Ferry of VEC will mentor Spatafore during this time. The grant represents the core values that Rex Ferry, VEC president and CEO, promotes -- “...

Monday, November 3, 2014

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Beginning Nov. 17, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will offer specialty services including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, urology, lab and radiology at its Warren office. The 5,000-square-foot space at The Market Place, 5000 E. Market St., features nine exam rooms, three assessment rooms, ultrasound, lab draw area, radiology room, echocardiogram room, nurses’ stations and physician charting area. Akron Children’s will host a community open house Saturday from 1-3 p.m. to show the space. “It’s important for families to stay close to...

Monday, November 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University ranks among the top 25% of similar universities and colleges nationally in Washington Monthly’s 2013 College Guide and Rankings, the university announced today. The magazine’s rankings list schools based on the social mobility of their students, research and community service. “Instead of lauding colleges for closing their doors to all but an elite few, we give high marks to institutions that enroll low-income students, help them graduate, and don’t charge them an arm and a leg to attend,” the magazine said. YSU ranks...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Demand for additional -- or at least different -- office space is contributing to activity in the Mahoning Valley market, commercial real estate agents report.  “We’re seeing a lot more activity for office space right now,” says John Horvath, broker associate with commercial services at Northwood Realty Services, Poland. In many cases, satisfying pent-up demand is driving office deals, Horvath says, as businesses that needed space two or three years ago are acting on that need. “People feel...

Monday, November 3, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The state is offering assistance to businesses that are interested in marketing their products around the globe through Ohio Export Internship Program. Approximately 50 students will be selected to assist companies for this year’s program, including 10 students from the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University, a new partner to the program. The remaining 40 students will be chosen from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. “Businesses who have participated in previous years have generated...

Monday, November 3, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Williamson College of Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University will hold graduation for the 2014 Emerging Leaders at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Hall. The initiative established by the Small Business Administration focuses on small companies in the Mahoning Valley that have the potential to grow rapidly and create jobs. The seven-month program offered 100 hours of classroom time per participant and the opportunity for small-business owners to work with mentors, attend workshops and...

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