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YSU ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ Series Focuses on Social Media

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will host four discussions on social media as part of its Brown Bag Lunch program. The first event, Feb. 5, will focus on the use of Instagram. The first session, held in Kilcawley Center, will feature Jamie Jamison, an Instagram influencer and YSU instructor, and Lori McGlone, who operates […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University will host four discussions on social media as part of its Brown Bag Lunch program. The first event, Feb. 5, will focus on the use of Instagram. The first session, held in Kilcawley Center, will feature Jamie Jamison, an Instagram influencer and YSU instructor,...

Valley Growth Ventures Invests in Cybersecurity Company

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures has announced its investment in Columbus-based DatAnchor, the capital fund’s first investment of 2019. DatAnchor is a cybersecurity platform focused on protecting data as it moves across file types and applications, said CEO Emre Koksal in a release. “We enable data access within and revocation outside of granular boundaries, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures has announced its investment in Columbus-based DatAnchor, the capital fund’s first investment of 2019. DatAnchor is a cybersecurity platform focused on protecting data as it moves across file types and applications, said CEO Emre Koksal in a release. “We enable data access within and...

FedEx, UPS Rates Increase Average of 4.9%

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The average rates for shipping packages via FedEx and UPS will be higher in 2019 as the companies announced their base rates for the year. For each company, the average delivery rate will increase 4.9%. FedEx’s changes were effective Jan. 7, while UPS’ were effective Dec. 26. The changes aren’t even across […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The average rates for shipping packages via FedEx and UPS will be higher in 2019 as the companies announced their base rates for the year. For each company, the average delivery rate will increase 4.9%. FedEx’s changes were effective Jan. 7, while UPS’ were effective Dec. 26....

Acquisition Adds to Eagle Point Customer Base

HERMITAGE, Pa. — The acquisition of a Pittsburgh-based information technology company will give Eagle Point Technology Solutions an opening into the greater Pittsburgh market. Eagle Point announced Tuesday its acquisition of Western Pennsylvania Technology, or WPATech, for an undisclosed amount. It comes at a time when the IT managed-services industry is undergoing a consolidation and […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The acquisition of a Pittsburgh-based information technology company will give Eagle Point Technology Solutions an opening into the greater Pittsburgh market. Eagle Point announced Tuesday its acquisition of Western Pennsylvania Technology, or WPATech, for an undisclosed amount. It comes at a time when the IT managed-services industry...

SSB to Acquire Stabi, Burnett & Co.

CANFIELD, Ohio – Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC has reached an agreement to acquire Stabi, Burnett & Co., a certified public accounting practice in Boardman. The Stabi team is joining SSB and both companies will continue to provide the  professional services they are known for. SSB is a certified public accounting and strategic business advisory […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC has reached an agreement to acquire Stabi, Burnett & Co., a certified public accounting practice in Boardman. The Stabi team is joining SSB and both companies will continue to provide the  professional services they are known for. SSB is a certified public...

Ohio Insurance Rates Among Nation’s Lowest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A national study found that Ohioans pay among the lowest average premiums nationally for auto and homeowners insurance The National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported in 2016, Ohioans on average paid the ninth lowest rate for homeowners insurance at $850, and the 14th lowest for auto insurance at $727. That is compared […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A national study found that Ohioans pay among the lowest average premiums nationally for auto and homeowners insurance The National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported in 2016, Ohioans on average paid the ninth lowest rate for homeowners insurance at $850, and the 14th lowest for auto insurance...

Kickoff Meeting Can Set Agenda for Sales Success

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Can you feel it? Inspiration, energy and unlimited potential are in the air. Feet pounding, fists pumping and high fives all around. They’re ready. Are you ready to ignite the spark of success at your 2019 sales kickoff meeting? I’m not suggesting you channel your inner Tony Robbins to “Unleash the Power […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Can you feel it? Inspiration, energy and unlimited potential are in the air. Feet pounding, fists pumping and high fives all around. They’re ready. Are you ready to ignite the spark of success at your 2019 sales kickoff meeting? I’m not suggesting you channel your inner Tony...

Glenwood Business Center Among YNDC’s 2018 Highlights

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The development of the Glenwood Business Center, clients buying 186 homes and projects across the South Side were among the highlights for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. in 2018. Formerly a distribution center for Second Harvest Food Bank, work on the Glenwood Business Center, 2246 Glenwood Ave., was completed with the assistance […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The development of the Glenwood Business Center, clients buying 186 homes and projects across the South Side were among the highlights for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. in 2018. Formerly a distribution center for Second Harvest Food Bank, work on the Glenwood Business Center, 2246 Glenwood Ave.,...

Menu of Benefits Helps Attract, Retain Workers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With national unemployment at its lowest rate since 2000, competition is fierce among companies to attract and retain talented employees. “We’re all competing for talent right now,” says Michelle Gross, human resource director and part owner of The Zidian Group in Boardman. “Before, money was the biggest factor. But now the total […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With national unemployment at its lowest rate since 2000, competition is fierce among companies to attract and retain talented employees. “We’re all competing for talent right now,” says Michelle Gross, human resource director and part owner of The Zidian Group in Boardman. “Before, money was the biggest...

Learn 14 Ways to Align Marketing to the Sales Kickoff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As companies ready their goals for 2019, the American Marketing Association Northeast Ohio Chapter is helping marketing teams better align their sales and marketing strategies for success. At the Special Interest Group: 14 Ways to Align Digital Marketing to Your Annual Sales Kickoff session, attendees will learn how to align their quotas […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As companies ready their goals for 2019, the American Marketing Association Northeast Ohio Chapter is helping marketing teams better align their sales and marketing strategies for success. At the Special Interest Group: 14 Ways to Align Digital Marketing to Your Annual Sales Kickoff session, attendees will learn...