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Aim Services to Acquire Bessemer Supply

GIRARD, Ohio — Aim Services Co., part of the Aim Family of Companies, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Bessemer Supply Inc. in Bessemer, Pa. Aim will continue to operate at both locations, the company said in a media release announcing the purchase. Aim Services, which began operations in July 2013, has […]

Business Startup Filings Reach Monthly High

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More new entities filed to do business in Ohio during the month of March than in any month since records began to be kept, reports Secretary of State Jon Husted, who credits the gains to expedited processes instituted by his office. In March a record 10,102 new entities filed start-up documents in […]

Administrative Professionals Take on More Tasks

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Administrative professional report they are supporting more staff and taking on more responsibilities. In Staples’ fourth annual survey conducted in advance of Administrative Professionals Day April 22, more than half of administrative professionals reported they support more staff than they did the previous year, a trend also reflected in the past three […]

VXI to Make Improvements at 20 Federal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — City Council will consider a $50,000 grant to help fund tenant improvements for VXI Global Solutions at 20 Federal Place at its meeting Wednesday. According to the legislation, VXI plans to expend more than $220,000 on lease hold improvements and will agree to extend lease terms on an additional 6,300 square feet […]

Phoenix Corrugated Emerges from ‘Ashes’ of Sebring Container

SALEM, Ohio – Monday was one of those joyous days that will remain in Amy McDevitt Cannon’s memory. Surrounded by family and a host of well-wishers inside her factory, Phoenix Corrugated Container LLC – with Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor standing next to her — Cannon cut a broad red ribbon with a pair of oversized […]

Cohen & Co. Honored for Best Internship Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Three interns in the Youngstown office of Cohen & Co. attest to why the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education awarded the public accounting firm its Expys award for “Best Large Company Internship” in northeastern Ohio. They are John Stoops, Scott Wilms and Tony Mehle. Jordana Lima, a former tax and auditing […]

Postal Council Told Consolidation ‘Business Decision’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the elimination of most overnight delivery service and the upcoming closing of the Youngstown Mail Processing Center, the Steel Valley Postal Customer Council hosted a seminar Friday so area businesses get a better understanding of how those changes will affect them. Speakers provided a detailed overview of how mail travels from […]

Postal Council Told Consolidation a ‘Business Decision’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the elimination of most overnight delivery service and the upcoming closing of the Youngstown Mail Processing Center, the Steel Valley Postal Customer Council hosted a seminar Friday so area businesses get a better understanding of how those changes will affect them. Speakers provided a detailed overview of how mail travels from […]

Gorant Chocolatier Earns SQF Certification

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Gorant Chocolatier announced Thursday that it has been awarded Safe Quality Foods, or SQF, certification, a step it says positions the company for growth. “Gorant Chocolatier’s current customers have required that our facility become SQF-certified,” said Jack Peluse, Gorant director of operations, in a prepared statement. “Even though, we have always operated […]

Foreign Trade Adds 450,000 Jobs in Ohio, Pa.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Trade with other countries has created more than one million jobs since 2009 and supported a record 11.7 million jobs last year, including more than 450,000 in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Obama Administration officials relied on those statistics from a report released Thursday to make their case for trade promotion authority for President […]

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