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DCW Group

Two generations of the Gearhart family have been involved with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. Whether participating personally or through their company, DCW Group in Boardman, Bob Sr. and Bob Jr. enjoy seeing the positive impact on area youth. "In order to change the future, we...

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Home Savings Bank

During a Success After 6 event, Gary Small says what caught his attention was the intensity of the engagement and the impact on the kids as far as behavior and positive reinforcement. Seeing programs succeed makes it easy for the Home Savings Bank president and CEO and his employees to...

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Simon Roofing

When supporting nonprofits in the Mahoning Valley, Simon Roofing rallies behind two passions, says Jessica Simon: the future success of children and disadvantaged children, and supporting education. The United Way’s work with programs like Success By 6 and Success After 6 closely aligns with this goal, she says. “We have...

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Huntington Bank

William Shivers came from a large family that didn't have much, so he makes it a point to give back when he can. The regional president of Huntington Bank has gone into schools for the United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley's Success After 6 program, which as afforded him...

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‘Joe’ Dickey Electric Inc.

Giving back has been a hallmark of “Joe” Dickey Electric Inc. since Joe Dickey Jr. started the company 63 years ago, says Eric Carlson, president. From work with area organizations like the United Way and community schools to home-building trips to South America, it’s a commitment that Carlson will continue...

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Farmers National Bank

In its 132 years as a community bank, Farmers National Bank has worked to positively impact generations of families, says President Kevin Helmick. Whether helping businesses with capital to expand or taking an active role in area organizations such as United Way, Akron Children’s Hospital or Beatitude House, “the community’s...

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Dearing Compressor & Pump Co.

Dearing Compressor & Pump Co. was always a corporate donor for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. But in 2009, vice president and chief financial officer Becky Wall witnessed the organization’s impact on a personal level when the company did its first workplace campaign. As Dearing thrived...

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Briarfield

Ed and Diane Reese of Briarfield discuss the importance of giving back to the community and their involvement in local organizations, including the United Way. Since 1919, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley has fought to make change through generations of impact. Our United Way has been fortunate to have amazing...

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The Hometown Pharmacy

Garry Mrozek, CEO of The Hometown Pharmacy, reflects on his 35 years with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley and the role he hopes his company will continue to play as a Change Maker. Since 1919, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley has fought...

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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...