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Hoteliers Confront Greater Supply, Less Demand

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mike Moliterno, general manager of the Holiday Inn-Boardman, is frank about the local hotel industry. “We’re holding our own,” he says, as he notes that anyone in the business who says it isn’t “a little bit challenging” is holding back. “We try to be very active sales-wise and we’ve done a good […]

Download Part 2 of Our Social Media Roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Business Journal’s recent Social Media Roundtable discussion was published in two parts in our print editions, May and MidMay. A story summarizing the event also was published online May 4 and contained a link to download the first part of the discussion. The second part of the discussion is now available […]

ADI Now Says Flights to Chicago Will Begin July 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Aerodynamics Inc. announced today that it would push back the launch of daily flight service from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport until July 1 in order to give the U.S. Department of Transportation more time to review additional financial information from the company that the agency requested. “It will be critical that we […]

ProWash Solutions Merges with Akron Company

STRUTHERS, Ohio – ProWash Solutions is combining its operations with Perfect Power Wash of Akron, creating a new company that will operate under the Perfect Power Wash brand. The consolidation was prompted by greater demand for power-wash services from both residential and commercial customers, principals say. Operational efficiencies and potential for long-term growth is the […]

Test Lab Produces 1.2M Volts in Single Jolt

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio – Lightning can strike the same place twice – and possibly three or four times a day – at a manufacturer here that has expanded its technical and testing capabilities to accommodate a growing segment of its business. “This was five years in the making,” says Russell Sewell, CEO of Quality Switch […]

Fun, Creative Atmosphere Helps Autosoft Thrive

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Chalked images of Sesame Street characters are scrawled on one of the large walls, and a painted image of the DeLorean automobile made famous in the 1985 film “Back to the Future” adorns an area just off a separate corridor. There is a room dubbed “The Batcave,” a foosball set in […]

Aqua Pazzo Serves Italian Food ‘Unique to the Valley’

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Aqua Pazzo is Italian for “crazy water” (although in Italian the word for water is spelled acqua). It’s also the name of the newest upscale Italian restaurant in the Mahoning Valley. It opened last Saturday at 492 McClurg Road. McClurg Road, which runs from South Avenue west to Market Street, is lined […]

Shenango Honda Wins Council of Excellence Award

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Shenango Honda was presented with three awards from Honda, the dealership announced this week, bringing home the 2015 Council of Excellence, Customer Service Experience and First Fixed Visits awards. “Our entire team contributed to these accomplishments. We are truly thankful for all of our new and many long-term customers who came to […]

Recruiting Business Pays Off for Athletes

By Jim Houck The wealth of high school football talent in Ohio keeps college football programs stocked with talented, skilled, hard-nosed players. And a Canfield man who works out of his home has figured out how to make a living by tapping into the burgeoning recruiting service industry that he helped to create. The market […]

Demuynck Named New Manager for GM Lordstown

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Rick Demuynck was announced as the new plant manager for General Motors’ Lordstown Assembly Tuesday. He began work as the new manager May 1. A GM employee since 1989, Demuynck was assistant plant manager at Lordstown from November 2009 to July 2013 where he assisted with the launch of the Chevrolet Cruze […]


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