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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Landers-Lewis Insurance & Consulting and MVC Advisors sought to reach 10% growth in 2016 and achieved 14%, Steven R. Lewis reports. Lewis and Dan Landers co-own the sister companies in Boardman that operate in tandem to provide […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We know the importance of checking with the Better Business Bureau and investigating a contractor before hiring them for a residential roofing job. (READ Q&A Part 1) But what about commercial roofing projects? Is there as much of a gap in quality in commercial roofing companies that homeowners may suffer from fly-by night operations or […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Large-scale projects under construction or in the pipeline bode well for the building trades this year, organized labor leaders say. Meanwhile, there are signs early this year that the commercial building market might be on the rebound, along with renewed prospects in the oil and gas industry. “This year looks very promising […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

COLUMBUS – In January, 10,033 new entities filed the paperwork to do business in Ohio, an increase of 1,409 from last year, announced Secretary of State Jon Husted, marking just the third time the state has received 10,000 filings. The mark was first reached in March 2015 and again a year later. In the 15 […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For students, it’s often the first time they’ll speak to a prospective employer related to their field of study. For employers, it’s often the first look at a job candidate’s qualifications and whether their skills merit further consideration. Between 400 and 500 students were expected to turn out Tuesday to take part […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the Red Press Collaborative, guest artist Kristen Powers Nowlin will be making prints of her works at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Hall the week of Feb. 20. The Red Press Collaborative is a YSU Department of Art program aimed at promoting printmaking in the Mahoning Valley. Participating artists make […]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Trumbull Manufacturing Inc. wants to invest money in a new operation here so it can manufacture products locally rather than rely on imports, an economic development specialist says. The company plans to spend nearly $2 million to upgrade a building at 3850 Henricks Road, including $300,000 on new equipment, said Genna Petrolla, […]

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PTTGC America, the Thailand-based petrochemicals giant considering building a $5.7 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County, today announced it would postpone its decision on whether to move forward with the project. The final investment decision is planned toward the end of this year instead of its initial target of March, Toasaporn […]

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PTTGC America, the Thailand-based petrochemicals giant considering building a $5.7 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County, today announced it would postpone its decision on whether to move forward with the project. The final investment decision is planned toward the end of this year instead of its initial target of March, Toasaporn […]

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Rachael Chacon, Donor services associate, Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has at the core of its mission improving the quality of life for residents and 2016 was a year […]

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