Banking & Finance

Chase Branch Downtown to Vacate Grand Banking Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The downtown Chase branch will reduce its space on the ground floor by a third and vacate the remainder of its address, 6 W. Federal St., contractors said Tuesday morning. It will abandon the two-story grand banking hall with marble counters and with mosaics high on the walls that depict great Americans […]

Controlling Board OKs $3M for Valley Growth Ventures

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the Ohio Controlling Board releasing $3 million Monday, Valley Growth Ventures LLC could begin providing grants for technology-based startups by late summer. In April, the Ohio Third Frontier Program’s Pre-Seed/Seed Plus fund Capitalization Program approved the $3 million for Valley Growth Ventures, a partnership of the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Tech […]

AICPA Survey Finds More Optimism about Economy

NEW YORK – Business executives are feeling more confident about the U.S. economy’s prospects than last quarter, but remain more guarded in outlook than they were a year ago, according to the second quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial officers, controllers and accountants in U.S. companies who hold executive […]

Farmers Closes on Purchase of Bowers Agency

CANFIELD, Ohio – It’s official. Bowers Insurance Agency Inc., Cortland, is now part of Farmers National Banc Corp. Farmers’ purchase of the agency for stock and cash closed Wednesday, Kevin Helmick, president and CEO of Farmers National Banc Corp. and Farmers National Bank, announced yesterday. The insurance agency, to be known as The Bowers Group, […]


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