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Kibler Farms Cools Its Cows with Solar Energy

WARREN, Ohio – During the throes of the summer, the temperature inside the free-stall barn at Kibler Dairy Farms Inc. can become oppressively hot, creating the need to run 60 fans without let-up to keep its dairy cows cool. That led to excessive energy bills, said the owner of the farm, Garry Kibler Sr., who […]

Freshmade 3D Develops Process and Changes Course

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At 25, Rich Wetzel is the CEO of his own company and has a patent pending on a 3-D printing process that he and his two team members created. Freshmade 3D is a custom design and manufacturing firm focused on using 3-D design software, scanning and 3-D printing processes, which he describes […]

Ambiance Meets Flavor at Nova Coffee Co.

WARREN, Ohio – On April 4, Logan Reinard and his brother, John Ramsey, opened Nova Coffee Co., a coffee, doughnut and sandwich shop. They chose Nova because it comes from the Latin, novus, for new. “We want this to be the beginning of a new bar set for businesses in downtown Warren,” Reinard says. The […]

Manda Bees Turns Problem into Profit

WARREN, Ohio – At 29, Amanda Chine is still in awe at the number of headbands she has sold after starting her own business, Manda Bees, five years ago. “I can’t believe no one else has made headbands like this,” she says. “I tell people I sell headbands. And they think, ‘Oh, that’s cute,’ but […]

‘Getting Ahead’ Feature Now on Our Home Page

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal is promoting the people who are winning promotions and getting ahead in their professions through a new weekly email and now a dedicated page, “Getting Ahead,” on our home page. Go to the News tab and scroll to “Getting Ahead.” You’ll see the pictures of business professionals getting ahead […]

Bettors Wager $93.5M at Hollywood Gaming

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than $93.5 million in wagers were placed at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course’s video lottery terminals in August, according to data from the Ohio Lottery Commission. The $93,523,509 bet at the racino was a drop from July, when wagers totaled $99.1 million, but up from August 2016, when wagers […]

Venture Plastics Plans $3M Expansion to Meet Demand

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – A plastics-injection molding company says it plans to construct a 17,000-square-foot addition to its plant at 4000 Warren Ravenna Road in order to house new, larger equipment that would accommodate its growing order book. “We’ve secured new business,” said Tim Groff, company founder and asset manager for Venture Plastics Inc. “It’s […]

Renovated Sharon Building to House Actionable Insights

SHARON, Pa. — Actionable Insights will move into space under renovation in the Applegate Building downtown, which is undergoing extensive renovation. The digital marketing firm will occupy the entire top floor of the landmark building, reports its CEO, Jason Wood. Because of exponential growth over the last 36 months, Actionable Insights has outgrown its office […]

‘Ignite Your Brand’ at Sept. 21 Trade Show

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Anyone who had or is considering buying promotional products and apparel for his company is invited to attend the free “Ignite Your Brand Road Show” luncheon and trade show Sept. 21. The event, to be held at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, Austintown, will take place from 11 a.m. to […]

Sample the Menu at Little Greek Fresh Grill

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Complimentary samplings of gyros, soup and baklava are on the menu Monday at the newly opened Little Greek Fresh Grill here. The fast-casual restaurant, 220 Boardman-Canfield Road, serves fresh Greek dishes – but with an American influence — created from traditional family recipes, say the franchise owners, George and Pattie Campos. The […]


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