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Sunday, January 1, 2017

When I was a child, I used to think and act like a child. Now that I am an adult, I have since put those childish ways behind me, except when it comes to “Star Wars.” While I was born three years after the original movie, “A New Hope,” made its debut, the entire brand […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Given the ever-changing nature of our economy along with volatility in capital markets, the challenge facing many business owners today is how and when to grow. This question often leads to other questions which help define the path business owners should choose for their companies. Your answers to these questions will give […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Dennis Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, will speak Jan. 23 in West Middlesex on “Developing Our Future Workforce.” He will address a breakfast Jan. 23 sponsored by the chambers of commerce of Greenville, Grove City, Mercer and Shenango Valley plus Penn-Northwest Development Corp. and the Pennsylvania Early […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Rally’s hamburger chain, which last operated in the Mahoning Valley a decade ago, is looking to reenter the market. Tampa-based Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants Inc. envisions opening eight stores over the next three to four years in the Youngstown metropolitan area, Bruce Kim, director of franchise development, said Thursday. Rally’s, which […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

 SALEM, Ohio – Joseph E. Besecker will offer his outlook for next year at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce economic forecast luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 25. Besecker — chairman, president and CEO of Emerald Asset Management Inc., parent of Emerald Advisers Inc. — is interviewed often in the national financial media. He has […]

Friday, December 30, 2016

COITSVILLE, Ohio – About 10 people – including supporters of the group Frackfree America National Coalition — joined Thursday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the New Year’s Eve earthquake that they say served as a wake-up call to the dangers wastewater injection wells pose. On Dec. 31, 2011, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook the […]

Thursday, December 29, 2016

(First of two parts) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Candidates for an entry teaching position could feel they’re in a whirlwind courtship, sitting for a first interview on a Monday and offered a contract later that week. Candidates for an entry position in an architecture firm, on the other hand, are more likely to find themselves in slow, […]

Thursday, December 29, 2016

SHARON, Pa. — The 2017 Shenango Valley Forecast Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Jan. 31 at Avalon Golf & Country Club at Buhl Park in Hermitage, Pa. The breakfast is sponsored by the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $25, which includes breakfast. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/sv-chambers-2017-shenango-valley-forecast-breakfast-event-tickets-30307767348?aff=es2

Thursday, December 29, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is working with companies on projects that represent potentially $1.87 billion in investment and nearly 2,800 in new and retained jobs. The 838 new jobs would represent an additional annual payroll of $25.81 million and the 1,937 retained positions $86.6 million, the chamber said in its quarterly […]

Thursday, December 29, 2016

BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The Board of Directors of the Strimbu Memorial Fund has allocated $110,500 in grants to local economic development and charitable organizations and individuals in need, Jim Grasso announced this week. Grasso is president of the board. Recipients of the grants — nonprofits, charitable groups economic development agencies – met at the Winner […]

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