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3 Minutes With: Riviera Creek Harvests First Medical Marijuana Plants

Change Makers
Cortland Bank

A Play on Poverty and Prejudice

Stone Fruit Adds Sweets, Clothing

Women Artisans and Weaving

3 Minutes With: Riviera Creek Harvests First Medical Marijuana Plants

Brian Kessler, Chairman of Riviera Creek, LLC, talks about their first medical marijuana harvest in Youngstown, as well as their brands including Stambaugh, Idora and Gypsy.

Change Makers
Cortland Bank

Jim Gasior, president and CEO of Cortland Bank, reflects on the impact that the United Way and the bank have had on the community as two century-old organizations, and discusses the bank’s community outreach goals.

About Change Makers

Since 1919, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valleyhas fought to make change through generations of impact. Our United Way has been fortunate to have amazing support for the past 100 years. We want to honor those partners, organizations, and businesses who have been with us throughout this journey to this milestone anniversary. Each month you will learn how they have partnered with United Way to make an impact on the Mahoning Valley and truly make change for the better. Our Change Makers know that to live better, we must live united.

A Play on Poverty and Prejudice

In the After Hours Report, Hopewell Theatre puts on ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ a story of poverty and prejudice in 1950s Chicago.

Stone Fruit Adds Sweets, Clothing

The Youngstown Clothing Co. partners with Stone Fruit Coffee Co. in Boardman to keep retail space inside the cafe, as Stone Fruit also opens its own bakery.

Women Artisans and Weaving

At Three Sheep Gallery, Linda Shevel works to promote the Valley’s women artisans, as well as a wide variety of knitting and weaving styles.

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Thought Leaders: Jimmie Bruce Part 2

In part two of Thought Leaders, Jimmie Bruce talks about what led him to education, and what’s ahead for Eastern Gateway Community College.