YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A continuously improving local economy enhanced by new development, tourist attractions and a solid manufacturing sector is driving growth in the hospitality industry here, executives say.
Corporations such as General Motors Co. at Lordstown and Vallourec Star have helped to boost business travel to the Mahoning Valley over the last several years while long-standing attraction brings a steady stream of weekend business to the Shenango Valley, they say.
HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The decision by the owners of Howland Springs Water Co. to retire created an opportunity for Newbury-based Sunrise Springs Water Co. to enter the Mahoning Valley market.
George Lanesky, president of Sunrise Springs, founded the company in 1990 when he saw a need for bottled water in his area. “People in our area were having problems with serious iron and odors in their water,” he recalled. Sunrise Springs had been doing most of the bottling work for Howland Springs “so it made sense ... for us to take over that business,” he said.
CANFIELD, Ohio -- L. Calvin Jones & Co. is accepting food donations from the public with a goal of collecting at least 150 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
The public is invited to drop off food donations between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the insurance company’s office at 3744 Starr Centre Drive. The food drive continues through Oct. 31.
NORTH JACKSON, Ohio -- Recruitments for 600 seasonal workers at the Things Remembered Fulfillment Center here will be held at OhioMeansJobs Centers in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties over the next five weeks.
The personalized gift retailer plans to hire 400 workers in a variety of production positions such as engravers, embroidery machine operators and quality control and packing, and fill 200 another customer service positions at its distribution center center.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The sign says “Now Open” but look in the windows of Los Gallos Mexican restaurant downtown and you see three pans of sauces sitting on a counter but no stove or other appliances --- and no tables for the rows of booth seats that remain in place.
The Mexican restaurant, which opened last November, closed this week without public notice. An employee who answered the phone Wednesday at the Boardman Los Gallos confirmed the downtown restaurant is closed. “We’re in the process,” he said.
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- Los Gallos Closes Its Downtown Restaurant - October 16, 2014
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- Shepherd of the Valley Hires Marketing Director - October 15, 2014
- Cafaro Headquarters Moving to Eastwood Complex - October 15, 2014
- Community Foundation of Mahoning Valley Hires 3 - October 15, 2014
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