YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Schwebel’s Baking Co. designated Nov. 4 Community Day by unveiling a mural that features local landmarks.
Initially, the company had intended to repaint its buildings, says Jim Behmer, vice president of sales. But the murals being painted around the city gave them another idea. “When we drive by some of these murals, it puts a smile on our face,” he says.
Schwebel’s contacted the art department at YSU, which sent art majors and graduate students Angela Cozart, Caroline Lacusky, Taylor Valerio and Evan Vonthaer.
Founded in 1906 by Joseph and Dora Schwebel, Schwebel Baking Co. remains locally owned and operated.
“We wanted to stay connected with the community and we thought this was a nice way to do it,” says President and CEO Steven Cooper. “More importantly, we are big supporters of Youngstown State. And we couldn’t be any prouder of the students.”
Pictured: Standing in front of the mural are YSU art students Angela Cozart, Caroline Lacusky, Taylor Valerio and Evan Vonthaer. Executives say the company has received phone calls, emails and comments from customers admiring the mural.