Need to Know Benefits

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WYSU members have access to a wide array of special events, business discounts thanks to the Need to Know Card, a unique range of premiums, and a bonus one-year subscription to several different magazines.

Arms Family Museum of Local History

The Arms Museum is a local historic house, featuring local history exhibits regarding Mahoning Valley History, as well as housing the local historical society's archival library. 

648 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502

Buy 1 admission, get one free (of equal or lesser value). 10% discount on items from the Museum Shop and historic photograph reproductions.

Bailiwick Framing and Art

Custom framing and art services. Convenient, friendly, & affordable. 

1024 Mahoning Ave
Youngstown, OH 44509

10% off any framing order.

Ballet Western Reserve

Since 1962, providing students with a graduated level of study in classical ballet, modern dance, and many other dance styles. Our program accomodates both the dance student seeking a pre-professional level of training, and those students seeking recreational dance education. The annual fall ballet is a tradition in the Mahoning Valley.

218 W Boardman St
Youngstown, OH 44503

10% discount on tickets to BWR's Fall Ballet performance. Good for any show, limit 2. 

Business Journal

Widely regarded by the business community as one of the most valuable and credible sources of commerce news. Regular features include insightful industry, and market reports, company success stories and updates on economic development initiatives. 

25 E. Boardman Street
Youngstown, OH 44501

$27 for a one year subscription to The Business Journal, a $15 savings. When ordering, mention code 18750 to receive your discount!

Butler Institute of American Art

The first museum of American art, whose mission is to preserve and collect works of art in all media created by citizens of our country. The Butler is known worldwide as "America's Museum". Memberships in the museum are available and affordable! Please contact the Membership Office for more information.

524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502

A 5% discount on your purchase from the Museum Store. Excludes sale and consignment items.

Collections Cafe at the Butler

Located inside the Butler Institute of American Art, offers breakfast and lunch. Featuring Starbucks coffee. 

524 Wick Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502

Free cup of coffee with any purchase.

Edward's Florist Shop

Retail florist.

911 Elm St.
Youngstown, OH 44505

10% off of entire order; cash and carry only.

Ferrante Upholstering and Carpeting

Serving Western PA for generations for all of your home comfort needs. 

3384 State Route 18 North
Wampum, PA 16157

10% off regular prices; not valid on sale items.

First Night Youngstown, Inc.

A family-friendly, alcohol free New Year's Eve celebration of the arts presented by First Night Youngstown, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. 

25 E. Boardman Street, Ste 405
Youngstown, OH 44503

Buy one $10 admission button, get one $10 admission button free.

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts

A regional art center and museum, the Hoyt is housed in two 1917 mansions and features art galleries and a period house. Admission to the galleries is free, please call in advance to schedule a tour of the Period House. The Hoyt also offers classes for children and adults, after school programs, concerts, workshops, festivals and more. 

124 E Leasure Ave.
New Castle, PA 16101

5% off gift shop purchases under $50. 10% off gift shop purchases over $50.

Idora Park Institute

Video tapes, limited edition prints, historic photographs, posters, and note cards featuring Idora Park.

P.O. Box 3061
Youngstown, OH 44511

10% discount on all purchases.

Kravitz Delicatessen

A restaurant, bakery, and catering service with 2 locations in Liberty and Poland. We are the oldest deli in the Youngstown area, now offering Jewish, Mediterranean, and vegetarian dishes, as well as tradition menus.

3135 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44505

One free coffee or iced tea with a sandwich purchase - only at the Kravitz Garden Cafe at Fellows Riverside Garden.

Meadowbrook Nursery and Landscape

7273 State Rt. 164
Lisbon, OH 44432

10% discount on retail nursery purchases


An Irish pub and grille with two locations. Serving lunch, full dining and late night menus as well as free "Designated Driver for Hire" service on weekends.


6000 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, OH 44515

122 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503

10% off one meal.


OH WOW! is a children's center for science and technology located in downtown Youngstown. OH WOW! fosters independent thinking and enriches the lives of all children by creating a welcoming environment where they can develop learning skills and knowledge through the exploration of hands on interactive exhibits and educational programs which are rooted in STEM.

11 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503

Buy 1 admission, get one free. Not applicable for field trips, group admission, or event rentals.

Opera Western Reserve

Providing first-class professional opera productions to the citizens of Youngstown and the rest of the Western Reserve. 

1000 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44504
330.480.0693, 330.480.0775

10% off orchestra/balcony level tickets, no limit.

Susan Sexton Massage Therapy

Relaxation and therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, shiatsu.

32 Goldie Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

$10 discount off of your first massage.

Suzie's Dogs & Drafts

Suzie's Dogs and Drafts (Suzie's DDs) is a brewery and hot dog shop in downtown Youngstown, known for its variety of hot dogs and innovative gourmet toppings.

32 N. Phelps St
Youngstown, OH 44503

10% off one meal.

William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society

Devoted to preserving the legacy of William Holmes McGuffey, America's schoolmaster, author of the formal education reader, published in 1836 and still in print today. 

P.O. Box 9561
Boardman, OH 44512

10% off the purchase of any McGuffey book or set of note cards.

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

Providing a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and other Mahoning Valley communities. The building, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves in 1986, houses the museum's permanent exhibit, By the Sweat of Their Brow: Forging the Steel Valley, explores labor, immigration and urban history, using videos, artifacts, photographs, and reconstructed scenes. 

YSU History Department
Youngstown, OH 44555

$1 off of full admission price. May not be combined with other discount offers.

Youngstown Playhouse

One of America's oldest & largest community theaters.

600 Playhouse Lane
Youngstown, OH 44511

$3 discount on all mainstage productions. $2 off Moyer Room productions. May not be combined with other promotional discounts or for Youth Theater. No online discount, must call to get discount.