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Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network at Youngstown State University will host the Nafta-Canada Seminar from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. March 28, in Room 3415 in the Williamson College of Business Administration. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast to follow. Dan Ujczo, counsel and cross-border business development director, […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Organziers of the seventh annual Simply Slavic festival are seeking vendors for the festival, held noon to 11 p.m. June 17 in downtown. The festival has room for 15 food vendors and 10 marketplace vendors who make authentic Slavic crafted goods, art and food. New vendors will be assigned spaces on a […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

CANFIELD, Ohio – Work on a new retail building is set to begin this summer at the Westford Lifestyle Community, says its developer. “It’s a 12,000-square-foot, single story building just behind Panera Bread in Westford,” says Chuck Whitman, president of CTW Development Corp. “We’ll be starting that in July.” Whitman says the new building will […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of the first things you notice about Carmella Williams is her hair. Thick, bouncy and vivacious, it’s as infectious as her smile. Hair has always been a central part of Williams’ life and now it’s a central part of her business — Carmella Marie hair products. Growing up in a rural […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Automobile dealerships in the Mahoning Valley reported a total of 4,283 cars, trucks and SUVs sold in February, a 6.8% jump from 2016, according to data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. New car sales in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, which totaled 2,507 last month, climbed 15.5%, while used car […]

Friday, March 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There’s plenty of private development happening across Mahoning County, as the guest speakers at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Good Morning Mahoning County breakfast note, but for government agencies, public funding is getting harder and harder to come by. The loss of money from inheritance and tangible personal property taxes, along with […]

Friday, March 10, 2017

BOARDMAN, Ohio – How the Boy Scouts provide leadership skills training and prepares youths for future success will be celebrated April 25 by the Whispering Pines District Great Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The event, the 12th annual “Celebration of Scouting” breakfast fundraiser hosted by the council, will be held at the […]

Friday, March 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Author Mark Winne will lead a workshop on bringing grocery stores to neighborhoods without access to fresh food at noon April 5 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave. The workshop is hosted by St. John’s and Lit Youngstown, which will feature Winne’s book, “Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the table […]

Friday, March 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Individuals at last night’s public meeting about a proposed loan to help pay for the $9 million downtown amphitheater/riverfront park appeared supportive of the project, although some raised questions about financing it. More than 50 people attended the session, held at the Covelli Centre and led by Bill D’Avignon, Youngstown director of […]

Friday, March 10, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – To be a successful commercial banker requires a temperament that encompasses excellent interpersonal skills and analytical skills that usually take anywhere from two to five years to learn after being hired. Even then, staying on top of the game entails refreshers and updates in changing regulations and technology. But some things haven’t […]

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