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Mahoning Valley Car Sales Drop 12% in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car dealerships in the Mahoning Valley reported a 12% drop in new and used car sales last month, data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association show, marking the third consecutive month of year-over-year losses. In total, dealerships in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties sold 4,484 vehicles last month, 639 fewer than […]

10 Tips for Organizing, Leading Effective Meetings

NEW YORK – It’s easy to disparage those tedious meetings that are run by someone else, but are your own meetings any more useful and productive? These pointers will help ensure that your colleagues don’t cringe every time they receive a meeting notice with your name on it. It’s far easier to take corrective steps […]

New Leaders Build Profile of Skilled Trades

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Rocky DiGennaro Jr., Carlton K. Ingram and Tony DiTommaso Jr. approached Mark Munroe Sept. 13 and extended their right hands to shake his in a setting Munroe rarely visits, the union hall of Teamsters Local 377. Munroe was in the audience of 40 or so businessmen, professionals, officeholders and union officers who […]

2 Years in the Making, Metroplex Reopens

GIRARD, Ohio – The Metroplex Expo Center, the vision of building owner Ronald R. Anderson, became reality Wednesday with the ceremonial reopening of what was once the Mahoning Valley’s No. 1 hospitality venue. “He had an interest in protecting the building and didn’t want to see the beautiful asset go to waste,” Melissa Hegwood said of […]

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Be Our 17,000th Follower on LinkedIn!

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Be the 17,000th follower of The Business Journal on LinkedIn and win a year’s subscription to our print edition. It’s really no surprise that The Business Journal has a large following on the business-related social media network, LinkedIn. What’s remarkable is that The Business Journal has TEN TIMES more followers on LinkedIn […]

Home Savings Names Bushway Its Marketing Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Home Savings and Loan Co. has named Kathy Bushway, formerly marketing and communications director at FirstMerit Bank, its director of marketing. FirstMerit was acquired by Huntington Bank last summer. Bushway will lead the efforts of Home Savings and its holding company, United Community Financial Corp., in brand and marketing strategy, product […]

Despite Losses, Big 3 Beat Sales Projections

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Big Three of American automakers all reported a decrease in year-to-year sales Monday morning, although the losses weren’t as bad as industry analysts expected. Following last year’s record sales numbers – totaling nearly 17.5 million – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. were largely expected to fall off […]

‘Made in USA’ Supports Columbiana County Industry

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — Matt Skillman concedes it isn’t easy staying true to his dedication to manufacture a product strictly “Made in the U.S.A.” “It’s not exactly the cheapest option,” he says as he stands next to one of his latest creations, a customized Youngstown State University metal fire pit. “But, we’re committed to being an […]

Joy Cone Acquires BoDeans Baking Group, Altesa

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The Joy Cone Co., the largest maker of ice cream cones in the United States, has acquired BoDeans Baking Group, a maker of specialty cones in Iowa, and Altesa, the largest maker of ice cream cones in Mexico. David George, president and CEO of Joy, made the announcement Friday. Terms were not […]

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