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Work to Begin in July on YSU Commercialization Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center is slated to begin in July and be completed by August 2020. The center, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Commerce Street, will house programs aimed at fostering interdisciplinary projects that link health-care, art and the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center is slated to begin in July and be completed by August 2020. The center, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Commerce Street, will house programs aimed at fostering interdisciplinary projects that link health-care, art and the STEM...

YBI ‘Sharks’ Fishing for More than a Good Idea

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Though they don’t yet know exactly who will be giving pitches to them May 3, the “sharks” at the Youngstown Business Incubator’s Shark Tank event already have a pretty good idea of what they’re looking for. And it’s not just a good product or business idea. “You need a great idea with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Though they don’t yet know exactly who will be giving pitches to them May 3, the “sharks” at the Youngstown Business Incubator’s Shark Tank event already have a pretty good idea of what they’re looking for. And it’s not just a good product or business idea. “You...

Content Marketing Must Be Informative to Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gone are the days of relying on paid advertisements alone to attract new customers. Today, more businesses act as their own media company and use content marketing to reach new audiences, says Jim Houck, president and owner of The Houck Agency in Youngstown. “In these days, any company is able to be […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Gone are the days of relying on paid advertisements alone to attract new customers. Today, more businesses act as their own media company and use content marketing to reach new audiences, says Jim Houck, president and owner of The Houck Agency in Youngstown. “In these days, any...

Join the Rally Around Small Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Small businesses make up 99.7% of businesses in the United States. Even a company that employs fewer than 500 can generate millions in annual revenue. For generations, small businesses have employed the residents of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, who in turn spend their income at local...

Not on the First Page of Google? You Might Not Be Seen

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – You know that business across the street or around the corner that offers the same product and service you do? Your product may have greater value and your customer service could far exceed your competitor, but that other company might still have more customers. That’s because today more people search a business […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – You know that business across the street or around the corner that offers the same product and service you do? Your product may have greater value and your customer service could far exceed your competitor, but that other company might still have more customers. That’s because today...

Nominate an ‘Unsung Hero’ of Small Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Giving your favorite small business a little extra recognition is as easy as clicking your mouse. Throughout the month of May, The Business Journal is recognizing regional small businesses with the Rally Around Small Business campaign. The idea is to give the customers and employees of these companies an opportunity to sound […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Giving your favorite small business a little extra recognition is as easy as clicking your mouse. Throughout the month of May, The Business Journal is recognizing regional small businesses with the Rally Around Small Business campaign. The idea is to give the customers and employees of these...

Exit Planning in Demand as Boomers Age

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Daniel Rossi caught the entrepreneurial bug 50 years ago when he opened his first company, FEIC Financial, with a goal of helping local business owners with their financial-planning needs. Seven years ago, he again decided to step out on his own and start a second company to expand on that goal, this […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Daniel Rossi caught the entrepreneurial bug 50 years ago when he opened his first company, FEIC Financial, with a goal of helping local business owners with their financial-planning needs. Seven years ago, he again decided to step out on his own and start a second company to...

Get Ready to ‘Rally Around Small Business’ This May!

Rally Around Small Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Supporting small business in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys is more important than ever, and The Business Journal is dedicating the month of May to promoting the companies that power our region’s economy and leveraging our editorial resources to help them grow. Rally Around Small Business is a month-long campaign that will […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Supporting small business in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys is more important than ever, and The Business Journal is dedicating the month of May to promoting the companies that power our region's economy and leveraging our editorial resources to help them grow. Rally Around Small Business is...

Kovach, Kroner Lead NFIB Youngstown Council

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Claudia Kovach, vice president of City Machine Technologies Inc., has been re-elected chair of the Youngstown Area Action Council of the National Federation of Independent Business. Kovach will be assisted by John Kroner, publisher of The Review Newspapers, who has been elected vice president of the local NFIB council. The council holds […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Claudia Kovach, vice president of City Machine Technologies Inc., has been re-elected chair of the Youngstown Area Action Council of the National Federation of Independent Business. Kovach will be assisted by John Kroner, publisher of The Review Newspapers, who has been elected vice president of the local...

Social Media Essentials Series Continues at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s Social Media Essentials Brown Bag Lunch series continues March 5 with a presentation from the university’s coordinator of social media and digital media. A two-time graduate of YSU, Kati Hartwig oversees the university’s social media platforms, implements guidelines, mentors the campus community on social media use and follows social-media […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s Social Media Essentials Brown Bag Lunch series continues March 5 with a presentation from the university’s coordinator of social media and digital media. A two-time graduate of YSU, Kati Hartwig oversees the university's social media platforms, implements guidelines, mentors the campus community on social...