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Covelli Enterprises to Open Panera’s 2,000th Cafe

WARREN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises will hold a grand opening Wednesday for the nation’s 2,000th Panera Bread bakery-café. The new Elyria Panera, which is located across from Chestnut Commons, is also the 280th Panera operated by Covelli Entrerprises, Panera’s largest franchisee. “We are honored to open the 2,000th Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe in the nation.  It is […]

Quaker Steak Bankruptcy Sale Hearing Is Tuesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The sale of Quaker Steak & Lube’s assets to TravelCenters of America is on track for a smooth hearing Tuesday before U.S. Judge Alan M. Koschik despite remaining objections from a few creditors, including Cortland Savings and Banking Co. Quaker Steak filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy Nov. 15 in combination with a $25 […]

Keynote Hires Veteran Local TV Executive Fahnert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Veteran television account executive John Fahnert has joined Keynote Media Group LLC as senior business development officer, the marketing firm announced. Fahnert began his career in the television industry at WYTV Channel 33 as an account executive before moving in 1988 to a similar position at WKBN-TV, where he advanced to the […]

Commercial Real Estate Brokers See Active Deal Flow

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – James Sabatine Jr. is encouraged by what he sees as a promising commercial real estate market. At the former North Lima Giant Eagle store that Sabatine’s company, Trilogy Realty LLC, purchased a few years ago, the Dollar Tree discount chain is developing a new prototype store that’s expected to open in June. […]

DiRusso’s Sausage Embarks on $250,000 Expansion

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – DiRusso’s Sausage Inc., a longtime company in the Riverbend Business Park, is expanding its building here to increase its storage capacity and improve operating efficiency. “It’s been in the planning for awhile,” said Robert DiRusso, president. “We’re more than halfway done, so it should be finished by mid-April before the grilling and […]

They Succeed in Companies Typically Owned by Men

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Being a woman who owns and runs a business is not harder, just different, the five female business owners profiled below agree. Like successful men, these successful women get up early, stay late at work, strive to meet their customers’ needs, work with their accountants, bankers and lawyers, and know what it […]

A Century of Holding Industry Together

GIRARD, Ohio – Since 1998, Paul Kovach has been the sales manager and co-owner of Brainard Rivet Co. Inside the company’s 65,000-square-foot plant, Rob Fuller operates a thread roller machine in the company’s drill department. He too is an owner of the company. So is plant engineer John Chetsko, office manager Joseph Lamanna, furnace operator […]

Ving Announces Partnership with Google Classroom

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ving, a portfolio company at the Youngstown Business Incubator, announced Monday that its cloud-based platform will be integrated with Google Classroom. The partnership will allow teachers to organize assignments and create individualized instructions for students. Teachers can also create “digital information packets” with audio, video and text in place of traditional assignments. […]

‘Thought Leaders,’ Home of the Week’ Begin Today

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Today you’ll see our revamped homepage with two new features, “Thought Leaders” and “Home of the Week.” Thought Leaders is a video interview series that begins with publisher Andrea Wood interviewing Deryk Toles, the founder of Inspiring Minds in Warren. Each Thought Leader is featured for four weeks on our website, with […]

Oh Wow! Extends Its Operating Hours

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beginning March 28, Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will add an hour and a half to its operating schedule. After being closed Easter Sunday, Oh Wow! Will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all days except Wednesday. On Wednesdays, the center will […]

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