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U.S. Economy ‘on Sound Footing,’ PNC Economist Says

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While economic growth is expected to slow heading into 2020, strong consumer confidence should be robust enough to ward off any major economic downturn in the coming months. “Even if we are headed into a slump over the next several quarters, we’re going to see the consumer sector stay resilient,” said Bill […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While economic growth is expected to slow heading into 2020, strong consumer confidence should be robust enough to ward off any major economic downturn in the coming months. “Even if we are headed into a slump over the next several quarters, we’re going to see the consumer...

FEMA, SBA Extend Aid Deadline to Sept. 3

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Those affected by flooding from the storms over Memorial Day weekend will have extra time to apply for disaster grants. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration have extended their deadlines to apply for aid to Sept. 3. FEMA aid is grand-funded and doesn’t have to […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Those affected by flooding from the storms over Memorial Day weekend will have extra time to apply for disaster grants. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration have extended their deadlines to apply for aid to Sept. 3. FEMA aid is...

Commentary: The $5B Reckoning of Facebook and Google

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Do you have marketing gurus in your ear telling you to go all in on social media? Watch out! Don’t do it. You can’t wholesale your entire marketing strategy to social media – or any single channel for that matter.  Beyond individual sales conversations, social media is still being promoted as the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Do you have marketing gurus in your ear telling you to go all in on social media? Watch out! Don’t do it. You can’t wholesale your entire marketing strategy to social media – or any single channel for that matter.  Beyond individual sales conversations, social media is...

Armstrong Launches Enhanced Wi-Fi for Zoom Internet

BUTLER, Pa. – Armstrong has launched an upgrade to its Zoom Internet service, offering customers the new Enhanced Wi-Fi feature. The upgrade allows Armstrong users fast, reliable whole-home Wi-Fi controlled by the Plume app. “We are very excited about this launch,” said Jeffrey A. Ross, president of Armstrong, in a statement. “After over a year […]

BUTLER, Pa. – Armstrong has launched an upgrade to its Zoom Internet service, offering customers the new Enhanced Wi-Fi feature. The upgrade allows Armstrong users fast, reliable whole-home Wi-Fi controlled by the Plume app. “We are very excited about this launch,” said Jeffrey A. Ross, president of Armstrong, in a...

Palo Named Agency of Record for Braydich Dental

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Palo Creative has been named the agency of record for Braydich Dental. Through the partnership, Palo will handle all advertising, public relations, social media, design strategies and marketing initiatives. “Braydich Dental presents a rich history of innovation and hospitality in dental care, and to have this opportunity to be selected as its […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Palo Creative has been named the agency of record for Braydich Dental. Through the partnership, Palo will handle all advertising, public relations, social media, design strategies and marketing initiatives. “Braydich Dental presents a rich history of innovation and hospitality in dental care, and to have this opportunity...

ESOPs Offer Advantages to Sellers, Buyers, Employees

By Denise Glinatsis BayerYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Are Employee Stock Ownership Plans the key to sustainable business in the Mahoning Valley? As privately held business owners approach their 60s and 70s, a looming question before them is how to transition into retirement, while ensuring that their life’s work in businesses they built from the ground up continue […]

By Denise Glinatsis BayerYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio --Are Employee Stock Ownership Plans the key to sustainable business in the Mahoning Valley? As privately held business owners approach their 60s and 70s, a looming question before them is how to transition into retirement, while ensuring that their life’s work in businesses they built...

SBA Disaster Recovery Loan Deadline Set for Aug. 19

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters have until Aug. 19 to apply for a disaster recovery loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Residents in Mahoning and adjacent counties are encouraged to apply for a low-interest disaster loan to assist in paying for damages caused by inclement weather May 27-29. Adjacent counties […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters have until Aug. 19 to apply for a disaster recovery loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Residents in Mahoning and adjacent counties are encouraged to apply for a low-interest disaster loan to assist in paying for damages caused by inclement...

Safety Council Seminar Focuses on Secure Lifting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As Al Abel made his way to Youngstown Wednesday morning, he drove past several large pieces of lumber that had fallen onto the road. The exact details of how they got there were a mystery, but that they were there at all was problematic. “Once I came to the turnpike, I could […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As Al Abel made his way to Youngstown Wednesday morning, he drove past several large pieces of lumber that had fallen onto the road. The exact details of how they got there were a mystery, but that they were there at all was problematic. “Once I came...

FEMA, SBA Open Disaster Recovery Center in Boardman

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through July 16, Mahoning County residents and business owners affected by inclement weather May 27 through 29 can apply for aid at a disaster recovery center at the Boardman Township Administration Building, 8299 Market St. Last month, Gov. Mike DeWine requested that Mahoning County be added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Through July 16, Mahoning County residents and business owners affected by inclement weather May 27 through 29 can apply for aid at a disaster recovery center at the Boardman Township Administration Building, 8299 Market St. Last month, Gov. Mike DeWine requested that Mahoning County be added to...

Keystone Compliance Increases Scope, Expands

By Jeremy Lydic NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- At Keystone Compliance, workers ensure the safety and dependability of their customers’ products by freezing, burning, zapping, soaking and shaking the heck out of them. From high-frequency electromagnetic waves to high-pressure water blasts to simulating a lightning strike, a walk through the 20,000-square-foot...