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‘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 […]

Growth Report 2017: Classic Optical Sets Sights on 1M Eyeglasses

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. is setting its sights on improving manufacturing capacity by more than 25% in 2017, its principals say. That means the company is on track to manufacture more than one million pairs of eyeglasses […]

VLT Play at Racino Jumps in January

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown last month were up more than $7 million from December, and up more than $10 million from January 2016. According to the monthly reports on the website of the Ohio Lottery Commission, bettors wagered $89.53 million in […]

Growth Report 2017: Enterprise Park Project Is Next for Cafaro Co.

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Joe Bell, director corporate communications, Cafaro Company. NILES, Ohio — How do you top a year like 2016?  It certainly was a big one for the Eastwood Mall Complex. The flagship shopping center for the Cafaro Company became the […]

GM Posts Record Earnings, Sales in 2016

DETROIT – Strong sales in the United States and China helped General Motors Co. to a record year in 2016, the company announced early this morning. GM reported record worldwide sales of 10 million vehicles in 2016, up 1.2% from 2015. For the full year, GM reported it sold 3.04 million in the U.S. during […]


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