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Growth Report 2017: Yesco Electric Expands in Pittsburgh Market

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Yesco Electrical Supply, an electrical supply and solutions company founded in 1986, is expanding its footprint in western Pennsylvania in the wake of Royal Dutch Shell’s construction of a $6 billion ethane cracker in Monaca, Pa. “Yesco […]

Growth Report 2017: Thompson Insurance Group Begins 70th Year

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. GIRARD, Ohio — Thompson Insurance Group – parent of The Gibson Agency,, Thompson Private Client Services and Gibson Agri & Equine Insurance – experienced growth last year across all of its divisions, reports Andrew Thompson, vice president. “This year […]

Second Harvest Distributes Record 10.5M Pounds of Food

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributed a record 10.5 million pounds of food last year in the Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. “We thank the many financial and food donors, volunteers, foundations, corporations, schools and organizations that were instrumental in helping us distribute more than 40,000 pounds of food […]

Growth Report 2017: Valley Manufacturers Are Optimistic

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Manufacturers across the region, heartened by reinvigorated energy and steel markets along with new investments in advanced-production processes, point to a strong and transformative year ahead, their executives say. Strong in the sense that overall business has improved recently for steelmakers and the producers that serve the energy industry, both of which […]

‘Problem Solvers’ Provides Solutions for Business Journal Readers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch of The Business Journal’s newest feature, Business Strategies, area business leaders are stepping up to offer advice on a multitude of topics. Among the recurring monthly features will be our Problem Solvers section, where a select group of the region’s business leaders share solutions to pressing problems they’ve recently […]

Bury Financial Adds William Nock as Adviser

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Bury Financial Group has hired William R. Nock as an associate adviser, the Boardman company has announced. For the past 12 years, Nock was a para-planner and customer relations coordinator at Center for Retirement and Estate Planning in Akron. A 1996 graduate of Lowellville High School, Nock has a baccalaureate in business […]

Local Auto Sales Off to Big Start for 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley started 2017 with a big head start over last year’s totals as sales volumes for new and used vehicles climbed 18.6%, totaling 4,967 in January, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show. New car sales were up to 3,086, a 22.6% increase from January […]

From Growth Report 2017: Vinylume to Launch New Window Product

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. AUSTINTOWN, Ohio —  Vinylume Products Inc. celebrates 53 years in business this year as it focuses on employee training, integrating advanced manufacturing into its prototyping processes and introducing a new product, says Ryan McGhee, sales and marketing manager. “Moving our […]

Eastwood Mall Complex to Add 3 Tenants

NILES, Ohio – Three new businesses are expected to move into the Eastwood Mall Complex by summer, including one relocating from elsewhere on the U.S. Route 422 Strip. The mall complex is operated by the Cafaro Co., which is headquartered there. Torrid, a trendy plus-size clothing outlet, will move into the former Radio Shack space […]

Keynote Media Group Adds Five New Clients

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Keynote Media Group recently added five companies to its client portfolio. Penn-Northwest Development Corp. in Sharon, Pa., contracted with the downtown Youngstown marketing firm to develop a new website that will better position the Mercer County region as a prime location for business relocation and expansion, according to a news release from […]


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