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Mixed Sales Results for Big Three, Cruze Numbers Drop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – February was a mixed bag for American automakers as Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported their best sales for the month in more than a decade, while General Motors Co. announced a drop in total sales for the month. General Motors’ sales fell 1.5% to 227,825 last month despite a […]

How to Say ‘No’ to Requests for Charitable Donations

By Jim Houck YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – I sometimes work offsite at a particular neighborhood coffee shop, and even within the one- or two-hour window I’m there, the owner-operators face a barrage of solicitors in-between paying customers. We’re seeking raffle basket items for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. Can you provide something? We’re selling ads for the […]

Big Name Clients Help Small Warren Company Grow

WARREN, Ohio – Josh Auden received his first taste of business as a 10th-grader at Jackson Milton High School. The teenager loved to tinker with all sorts of technology, and before long he was earning extra money by repairing home computers and developing websites. Now, he has leased space in downtown Warren and has a […]

Social Media Help Business Build Relationships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When Erik and Stacy Hoover opened their restaurant, Cockeye BBQ, on the west side of Warren in May, they knew they faced challenges and that budgets would be tight. To save money, Erik Hoover put his experience with the Internet to use. He’d spent years managing his dad’s e-commerce site. Hoover set […]

Warm Winter Gives Builders, Remodelers Jump on Spring

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home builders, remodelers, outdoor recreational businesses, suppliers and landscapers say they have a jump on the building season because of this winter’s relatively mild weather. Aside from a nasty blast of snow the third week in February, temperatures have remained unusually mild, allowing builders to keep busy during a time that normally […]

Auto Dealers Accelerate Sales with the Digital Age

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was a time when automobile dealers pulled curtains across their showroom windows to build anticipation in the days before the release of a new model. Once the doors opened, customers flocked in to get their first glimpse of the sleek new wheels. Today the first stop for customers is rarely the […]


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