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Monday, October 13, 2014

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport could soon announce connecting daily service to a Midwestern hub. The airport’s director of aviation, Dan Dickten, will ask the board of directors of the Western Reserve Port Authority, which operates the airport, to pass a motion approving “the proposed discussed airline route and Midwest major airline connecting hub service destination.” The motion also asks to authorize Dickten to make a joint announcement at the airport’s terminal, contingent on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s approval of the...

Monday, October 13, 2014

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- As she grew up in Nigeria, Maryam Audu saw a mélange of health issues. Common, she says, were basic issues such as high blood pressure and a lack of prenatal and infant care. When she was 10, she moved to Cleveland where her father, a doctor, was working. Half a world away from where she was reared, Audu saw that the same health issues prevalent in her home country were just as widespread in Greater Cleveland. “I’ve watched death in hospitals. I’ve watched sick people in hospitals, especially growing up [in Nigeria] and then coming here to see...

Monday, October 13, 2014

NEW YORK -- Women who lead sizeable businesses are far more confident about the health and outlook of the economy than their male counterparts, finds the 2014 Business Outlook Survey conducted by the Women Presidents' Organization. Just 8% of its members said they believe economic conditions are the biggest threat to increasing their profits, a drop from 50% in last year's findings, The survey, sponsored by KeyBank's Key4Women program, is conducted annually by the nonprofit, peer advisory group of leaders of multimillion dollar companies. It focuses the attitudes and...

Monday, October 13, 2014

CLEVELAND -- The online portal of the district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including Small-Business Person of the Year. This is the third year the SBA is accepting nominations through its online portal. All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand-delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. EST Jan. 5. Nominations can be sent directly to the district Office, 1350 Euclid Ave., Suite 211 Cleveland, Ohio 44115. SBA Awards encompass: National Small Business...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore BOARDMAN, Ohio -- When Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel was first approached to speak at Friday's Good Morning, Boardman breakfast, he said he was given the most exciting topic he could think of: leadership. It's not something that goes along with a rank or title, he told Boardman government and business leaders and guests at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber event. It's a mindset that is required every day. “Growing up, the greatest leader in my life was my mom. She didn't have any rank...

Friday, October 10, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Ohio Community Development Corporation Association named Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. as CDC of the Year at its 30th annual conference at the Crowne Plaza here. The two-day gathering, which ends today, drew 250 community development leaders from throughout the state under the theme, “Re-Inventing Our Communities.” “This year’s award winners inspire us all to step up our revitalization efforts,” said Nate Coffman, executive director of the Ohio CDC Association, the organization that serves community development entities throughout the...

Friday, October 10, 2014

MERCER, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association recognized Penn-Northwest Economic Development Corp. this week for developing and executing its “Make it in! Mercer County” plan. PEDA honored Penn-Northwest as its “large agency of the year” at its meeting in Hershey where it also recognized the eCenter@LindenPointe as “project of the year.” Both awards are for efforts in 2013. Begun three years ago, Make it in! Mercer County has focused on recruiting new industry to the county, a calling program on businesses within the county, local entrepreneurship...

Friday, October 10, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gov. Tom Corbett announced a $2.6 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant Thursday to fund the establishment of a learning center focused on industry-specific job training for unemployed and underemployed adults in the health-care industry, as well as cultural and learning opportunities for teenage youth in public schools in the Sharon area. The $5.6 million project is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, according to Corbett’s office, and developed by the Pittsburgh-based Manchester Bidwell Corp., which...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Author:  Suzanne Elliott POTTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- It is as close to a sure thing without being officially confirmed. It’s expected that Shell Chemicals will construct an ethane cracker plant in this township, near Monaca.  Most people think an announcement could come early next year and some have speculated that an announcement could be made next month around election time. Gov. Tom Corbett, who is running for re-election, has said repeatedly he is bullish on the project, but has declined to comment further because he is under a...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- While job and internship fairs are one of the best ways to meet student prospects, there are other benefits, as Rick Yohman, an electric design engineer at Altronic, discovered Thursday at his first internship fair at Youngstown State University. “I've enjoyed talking to the other vendors here. It's almost like a local networking [opportunity]. You get to talk to people that you don't normally get to see,” he said. “We want to take part in the community. That's really what brings us here.” For...

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