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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...

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...