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Consistency Is Key to Success on Instagram

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With more than a billion users on Instagram, small business owners can reach new customers and even sell products or services – if they employ best practices. That was the message at the Social Media Essential Brown Bag Series, a free social media workshop that took place Tuesday in Kilcawley Center at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With more than a billion users on Instagram, small business owners can reach new customers and even sell products or services – if they employ best practices. That was the message at the Social Media Essential Brown Bag Series, a free social media workshop that took place...

Direct Forklift Donates Fork Truck to Mission

WARREN, Ohio — Workers at the Warren Family Mission will have a much easier time unloading trucks with its latest donation: a 4,000-pound-capacity fork truck courtesy of Direct Forklift and Equipment Co. in Boardman. The mission brings in 10,000 pounds of food weekly at its new distribution hub at 1312 West Market Street, said Dominic […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Workers at the Warren Family Mission will have a much easier time unloading trucks with its latest donation: a 4,000-pound-capacity fork truck courtesy of Direct Forklift and Equipment Co. in Boardman. The mission brings in 10,000 pounds of food weekly at its new distribution hub at 1312...

Everstream to Expand Regional Fiber Network

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Everstream, a Cleveland-based network services provider, will expand its fiber-based Ethernet, internet and data services offerings in the Mahoning Valley as part of a $300 million expansion of its fiber footprint throughout the Midwest. That expansion will include additional fiber in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, said Brett Lindsey, president and CEO. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Everstream, a Cleveland-based network services provider, will expand its fiber-based Ethernet, internet and data services offerings in the Mahoning Valley as part of a $300 million expansion of its fiber footprint throughout the Midwest. That expansion will include additional fiber in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, said Brett...

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...