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Kismet Offers Business Administrative Services

SHARON, Pa. – Human resources, payroll, taxes, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management, recruiting and continuous improvement are administrative areas that can “cause a lot of drag” in organizations, said Stephen Kelleher, vice president at Kismet PEO. “It takes up a ton of time for people and there’s great expense to all of these services,” […]

SHARON, Pa. – Human resources, payroll, taxes, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk management, recruiting and continuous improvement are administrative areas that can “cause a lot of drag” in organizations, said Stephen Kelleher, vice president at Kismet PEO. “It takes up a ton of time for people and there’s great expense...

Gilbert’s Risk Solutions Launches Kismet PEO

SHARON, Pa. – Gilbert’s Risk Solutions has launched a new venture, Kismet PEO, offering small businesses and startups outsourced services including human resources, payroll, employee benefits and business insurance. “Our destiny has continuously unfolded over the years through our responses to the voices and needs of our customers,” said Lew Kachulis, CEO of Gilbert’s Risk […]

SHARON, Pa. – Gilbert’s Risk Solutions has launched a new venture, Kismet PEO, offering small businesses and startups outsourced services including human resources, payroll, employee benefits and business insurance. “Our destiny has continuously unfolded over the years through our responses to the voices and needs of our customers,” said Lew...

YSU ‘Hustle’ Kickstarts Student Entrepreneurship

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel told students at Friday’s Hustle Entrepreneurship Conference that failure happens, but to keep failing.  He encouraged them to feed their learning and curb their want to waste time.  “I’ve always said that sleep is overrated,” he said. Hustle was held in conjunction with the Youngstown Business […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel told students at Friday’s Hustle Entrepreneurship Conference that failure happens, but to keep failing.  He encouraged them to feed their learning and curb their want to waste time.  “I’ve always said that sleep is overrated,” he said. Hustle was held in...

YSU Joins State Intellectual Property Initiative

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is partnering with the Ohio IP Promise, an initiative aimed at making it easier to access intellectual property developed through university research. The Ohio IP Promise unifies the state’s public universities to provide a clear path for faculty and entrepreneurs who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial and commercial ventures. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University is partnering with the Ohio IP Promise, an initiative aimed at making it easier to access intellectual property developed through university research. The Ohio IP Promise unifies the state’s public universities to provide a clear path for faculty and entrepreneurs who are interested in...

When Shopping Local, Buyers Connect Price with Quality

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A study led by a professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business reports that consumers who make an effort to buy local often associate higher prices with better quality. “Consumers tend to use price to judge a product’s quality when their local identity is most important to them,” said marketing professor […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A study led by a professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business reports that consumers who make an effort to buy local often associate higher prices with better quality. “Consumers tend to use price to judge a product's quality when their local identity is most important...

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...