Economic Development

WE Launch Graduates First Class of Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Carmella Williams, owner of Carmella Marie, was awarded the $5,000 grant at the conclusion of the inaugural WE Launch class last night. The nine-week WE Launch was conducted by Women in Entrepreneurship, an initiative of the Youngstown Business Incubator. Female entrepreneurs attended classes and were paired with mentors during the course of […]

Shenango Chamber Hires New Executive Director

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director says she likes the potential she sees in her new community. The chamber announced Tuesday it has hired Sherris Moreira to the position. Moreira will come to the chamber after serving as director of group tourism for Pittsburgh Transportation Group. “Sherris has extensive […]

Shennago Chamber Hires New Executive Director

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director says she likes the potential she sees in her new community. The chamber announced Tuesday it has hired Sherris Moreira to the position. Moreira will come to the chamber after serving as director of group tourism for Pittsburgh Transportation Group. “Sherris has extensive […]

Consumers Seek Efficiency in Use of Electricity

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Consumers today are more likely than ever to pay more attention to how and when they use energy. And they have more options to help slow, if not reverse, the rising costs of their utility bills, specialists say. Advances in technology have made it more affordable for the commercial and residential markets […]

Old Ad Sign, New Banners Going Up Downtown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society wants to bring back a decorative feature from days of yore – painted advertising signage on the sides of downtown buildings. The city’s design review committee approved the society’s request for signage for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center downtown, including a reproduction of a historic Good […]

Council to Vote on Energy District for Hotel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider at its meeting Wednesday night legislation to establish an energy special improvement district downtown to assist with the redevelopment of the Stambaugh Building into a hotel. A special assessment to fund $3 million energy efficiency improvements to the building would be permitted under the legislation. Last month, the […]

‘Good Morning, Warren’ Highlights City’s Revival

WARREN, Ohio – As Mayor Doug Franklin delivered his annual State of the City address Friday morning at Packard Music Hall, he remarked that it was “easy to draw a parallel” between the historic building and the city he governs. “Both are experiencing quite a resurgence,” Franklin said at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s “Good […]

TNP to Launch 2016 ‘Lots to Love’ Program

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will kick off the 2016 “Lots to Love” program with its first workshop 5 p.m. Monday at 170 N. Park Ave. The Lots to Love program provides up to $6,000 worth of labor and materials to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot. Eligible lots will be […]

YMCA Renovation Reveals Surprises for Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – The $5 million renovation of the YMCA of Youngstown’s Central Branch is revealing a few surprises. In one section of the 100-year-old building, the former northern exterior brick wall of the building was hidden behind drywall, said the YMCA’s executive director, Timothy Hilk. Demolition of a wall in another area exposed sections […]

Warren Flea & Farmers Market to Launch Incubator

WARREN, Ohio – The Warren Flea & Farmers Market, nearly four decades old, will expand its offerings with a monthly garage sale beginning in May and launch a private business incubator in September. Brad Levy announced both initiatives in the former Union Auto Parts building, 540 Main Ave. S.W., site of the incubator. Levy, who […]

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