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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 […]

NECA-IBEW Electricians Invest in Workforce Training

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors collectively point to investing in their people, emerging technology and the community as the most powerful ways they’ve sustained success. Now entering 114 and 90 years, respectively, local chapters of the National Electrical […]

Tartan Companies Keep Up with Changing Regs

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Brad White, CEO of the Tartan Companies BOARDMAN, Ohio — Overall, 2016 was a positive year for the Tartan Companies with a revenue increase of 3.9%. We are anticipating growth opportunities in all areas as regulations are reduced, the […]

Builders Association Hires Former VEC Manager

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio & Western Pennsylvania has hired regional construction veteran Howard Agueda as its director of association services. Agueda has worked in the northeast Ohio construction industry as an estimator and project manager. Most recently he was subcontractor manager for Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc.  He holds associate […]

Growth Report 2017: Kiraly Enjoys Strong Order Backlog

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Just weeks into 2017, early indications are that business this year for Kiraly Tool & Die Inc., Youngstown, should be better than ever, says President Steven Kiraly. “We have our strongest backlog of business beginning a new […]

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