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More Cyberattacks, More Need for Cyber Insurance

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Data breaches at high-profile companies set off surges of interest in cyber protection among local companies, insurance agents observe. That’s good, they say, but every business also needs some form of cyber insurance. Among the first data breaches to put cyberattacks in the public eye was the breach at Target during the […]

Cerni to Host Fleet Safety Seminar April 25

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Cerni Motor Sales will host a free day-long seminar on truck fleet safety April 25 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The seminar, provided by Idealease and the National Private Truck Council, runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The seminar, “Transportation Innovation: Leading the way to […]

HBK Hires 45 Interns for 2017 Tax Season

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – It’s early spring and that means it’s tax time in America. Or, as it’s sometimes called in the accounting industry, “intern season.” Every year, accounting firms scout and place thousands of top accounting students in internship positions. This gives them valuable real-world experience during the busiest time of the tax year. The […]

Leppo Opens Larger Store off I-80 at Salt Springs

GIRARD, Ohio — After 72 years in business, including 21 in the Mahoning Valley, Leppo Inc., a provider of construction equipment, opened a new and larger store Friday off Interstate 80 at Salt Springs Road. “We have about five acres out here,” Leppo Vice President Dan Lebeau said at the ribbon cutting. “Most of our […]

Hollywood Gaming to Expand Gaming Floor, Add 50 VLTs

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will expand its gaming floor, allowing for the installation of 50 new video lottery terminals, the company has announced. Construction is expected to begin Monday and be completed by June. The expansion will also include a high-limit area near the Rodeo Drive gift shop. When […]

Carpenters Protest Outside NYO’s Stambaugh Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representatives of the union representing carpenters say they want to sit down with officials from NYO Property Group to discuss wages paid to workers on the $32 million renovation and restoration of the historic Stambaugh building. Union members were in front of the south and east faces of the downtown landmark, which […]

Paths to Passing the Torch Varies with Family Businesses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There are many ways to quantify the impact of family businesses on the economy, nationally and locally. Across the country, family enterprises employ more than half of all workers and make up 90% of all businesses, the Small Business Administration reports. The Family Business Alliance estimates family-owned businesses contribute 57% of the […]

Shenango Chamber Seeks Nominations for Phoenix Awards

SHARON, Pa. — The Shenango Valley Chamber is accepting nominations through April 7 for Phoenix Awards 2017. Winners in the nine categories will be honored May 18 at The Corinthian Banquet Hall and Event Center here. Nominations are based on the performance of the nominees in 2016. To be eligible for nomination for any of […]

Consultant Advises Public Speakers to Start at the End

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Speakers tend to concentrate too much on the information they are presenting. They should instead focus on how they want their listeners to feel — or the outcome they want to achieve, a consultant told business professionals Wednesday. Individuals operate on several “fundamentally invalid” assumptions when it comes to public speaking, said […]

Shipping Containers Hold Niche for Local Companies

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – It wasn’t that long ago that the small motor control building now part of Witmer’s Feed & Grain Inc. in Columbiana was packed with all sorts of products unrelated to the grain industry. Even more remarkable, the building was likely making its way across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, probably […]

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