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Postal Service COO Outlines Digital Advances

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gary Hunter sat still while listening to U.S. Postal Service Chief Operating Officer Dave Williams speak at the Youngstown Country Club Thursday, but he said his mind was racing with the information he was hearing. Hunter was one of 115 people who attended the Steel Valley Postal Customer Council’s Evolution of Direct […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gary Hunter sat still while listening to U.S. Postal Service Chief Operating Officer Dave Williams speak at the Youngstown Country Club Thursday, but he said his mind was racing with the information he was hearing. Hunter was one of 115 people who attended the Steel Valley Postal...

W3 Wealth Management Acquires Columbus Firm

WARREN, Ohio — W3 Wealth Management, which produces the Cautious Investor series in The Business Journal and Financial Planning 101 video series in our Business Strategies section, has acquired the Columbus firm of Schiffman Grow & Co. and SG Financial Services. Terms were not disclosed. Schiffman Grow and SG is an accounting and financial services […]

WARREN, Ohio -- W3 Wealth Management, which produces the Cautious Investor series in The Business Journal and Financial Planning 101 video series in our Business Strategies section, has acquired the Columbus firm of Schiffman Grow & Co. and SG Financial Services. Terms were not disclosed. Schiffman Grow and SG is...

Pecchia Comm Adds Industrial Clients, Land Bank

CANFIELD, Ohio — Pecchia Communications LLC recently welcomed four new clients, says the agency’s owner, Dan Pecchia. “Our business has benefited greatly from ​our clients’ ​investments ​​based on expectations of a stronger economy,” said Dan Pecchia, founder and president of Pecchia Comm. “We’re pleased to see our clients making meaningful investments not only in technology […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- Pecchia Communications LLC recently welcomed four new clients, says the agency's owner, Dan Pecchia. “Our business has benefited greatly from ​our clients' ​investments ​​based on expectations of a stronger economy,” said Dan Pecchia, founder and president of Pecchia Comm. “We’re pleased to see our clients making meaningful...

Real Estate Brokers See Market Heating Up

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Commercial real estate brokers in the Mahoning Valley are encouraged by activity picking up across the board. In the retail sector, the prime areas for activity remain near U.S. routes 224 and 422, although things are looking good elsewhere too. “Those are your A locations. But there are B and C locations […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Commercial real estate brokers in the Mahoning Valley are encouraged by activity picking up across the board. In the retail sector, the prime areas for activity remain near U.S. routes 224 and 422, although things are looking good elsewhere too. “Those are your A locations. But there...

Cybersecurity Begins with Educating Employees

BOARDMAN, Ohio – With more and more of our daily lives tied to computers, both at work and at home, the risk for falling victim to a cyberattack is greater than ever and only increasing. And those who deal with cybersecurity on a daily basis see two major problems facing businesses: a lack of employee […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – With more and more of our daily lives tied to computers, both at work and at home, the risk for falling victim to a cyberattack is greater than ever and only increasing. And those who deal with cybersecurity on a daily basis see two major problems facing...

Nonprofits Face Changed Economic Landscape

By Peter H. Milliken YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The nonprofit sector in the Mahoning Valley has a long and storied history, dating to the late 1800s with organizations such as the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. In 1918, the Youngstown Foundation, the fourth-oldest community foundation in the world, was created. And over the years, the […]

By Peter H. Milliken YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The nonprofit sector in the Mahoning Valley has a long and storied history, dating to the late 1800s with organizations such as the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. In 1918, the Youngstown Foundation, the fourth-oldest community foundation in the world, was created....

‘Not Going to Apologize for Site,’ TJX Exec Tells Residents

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lisa Luzadder isn’t opposed to the prospect of bringing a $160 million distribution center and 1,000 jobs to the village. She just doesn’t want it 300 feet from her property. “I have a large issue with this,” Luzadder said shortly after executives from TJX Companies Inc. presented details about the project to […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Lisa Luzadder isn’t opposed to the prospect of bringing a $160 million distribution center and 1,000 jobs to the village. She just doesn’t want it 300 feet from her property. “I have a large issue with this,” Luzadder said shortly after executives from TJX Companies Inc. presented...

Mahoning Valley City Club Hires Project Director

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lynnette Bilal has been named project director for the City Club of the Mahoning Valley. In her new role, Bilal will be responsible for fundraising, marketing and media relations, and will work with the City Club of the Mahoning Valley advisory committee, executing forums on topics pertinent to the Mahoning Valley. A […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lynnette Bilal has been named project director for the City Club of the Mahoning Valley. In her new role, Bilal will be responsible for fundraising, marketing and media relations, and will work with the City Club of the Mahoning Valley advisory committee, executing forums on topics pertinent...

Making an Impact Is Their Mission

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By Peter H. Milliken YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Before she was a contract supervisor for Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, before she joined the Liberty-based organization, Otho Mae Braziel was a medical assistant. But that changed when her vision abruptly deteriorated and she was diagnosed with macular degeneration. Braziel, who had worked in the medical industry 14 […]

By Peter H. Milliken YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Before she was a contract supervisor for Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, before she joined the Liberty-based organization, Otho Mae Braziel was a medical assistant. But that changed when her vision abruptly deteriorated and she was diagnosed with macular degeneration. Braziel, who had worked...

Diversification Paves Road to Growth at RT Vernal

Diversification Paves Road to Growth at RT Vernal

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — As a teenager, Rick Vernal spent his summers working for paving contractors, aspiring to make it his occupation. At age 24, he added entrepreneurship to his aspirations as he and his wife, Jody, founded RT Vernal Paving Co. Back then, 1975, the company specialized in residential paving projects. Today, RT Vernal […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio -- As a teenager, Rick Vernal spent his summers working for paving contractors, aspiring to make it his occupation. At age 24, he added entrepreneurship to his aspirations as he and his wife, Jody, founded RT Vernal Paving Co. Back then, 1975, the company specialized in residential...