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Video Marketing Rolls on Multiple Platforms

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two women fix Greg Greenwood’s jacket as he stands in front of a video camera in his Mahoning Avenue dealership. Customers place their heads around a large, black Chevrolet truck to watch the action as the director, Jeff Ryznar, owner of 898 Marketing, calls, “Quiet on the set!” Ryznar watches as his […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two women fix Greg Greenwood’s jacket as he stands in front of a video camera in his Mahoning Avenue dealership. Customers place their heads around a large, black Chevrolet truck to watch the action as the director, Jeff Ryznar, owner of 898 Marketing, calls, “Quiet on the...

New Jersey Accounting Firm Merges with HBK

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs & Consultants has signed a merger agreement with New Jersey-based Spire Group, expanding the accounting firm’s presence in the mid-Atlantic, including offices in Princeton and Cherry Hill, N.J., and Blue Bell, Pa. “We are excited to welcome these proven leaders to our growing team,” said Christopher M. Allegretti CEO and […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – HBK CPAs & Consultants has signed a merger agreement with New Jersey-based Spire Group, expanding the accounting firm’s presence in the mid-Atlantic, including offices in Princeton and Cherry Hill, N.J., and Blue Bell, Pa. “We are excited to welcome these proven leaders to our growing team,” said...

Valley Growth Ventures Funds Three Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business data to help nursing homes […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Valley Growth Ventures, a $6 million capital investment fund that specializes in supporting Ohio-based companies, announced it has made investments this year in three emerging businesses. The fund’s first investment was directed to MedaSync, a portfolio software company of the Youngstown Business Incubator that provides real-time business...

Customers Overestimate Savings with Energy-Conservation Plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller, the study finds. Cost savings […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A study from The Ohio State University finds that most utilities customers base their decision to stay in energy-conservation programs on perception, not reality. Consumers seem to rely more on their intuition about how much money they are saving rather than proof that their bills are smaller,...

WRTA Expands Warren Express Route

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Starting today, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will be able to serve Tod’s Crossing and Hampshire House aApartments with an expanded Warren Express Route. The expansion was made per the request of Cheryl Saffold, Warren’s 6th ward councilwoman, who said there has been “tremendous need” for expanded WRTA service in the 6th […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Starting today, the Western Reserve Transit Authority will be able to serve Tod's Crossing and Hampshire House aApartments with an expanded Warren Express Route. The expansion was made per the request of Cheryl Saffold, Warren's 6th ward councilwoman, who said there has been "tremendous need" for expanded...

Execs Worry About Economy, Not Their Companies

NEW YORK — Business executives’ outlook on the nation’s economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs. The survey polls CEOs, chief financial officers, controllers and other certified public accountants […]

NEW YORK -- Business executives’ outlook on the nation's economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter Economic Outlook Survey conducted by the American Institute of CPAs. The survey polls CEOs, chief financial officers, controllers...

Kicks Lounge Celebrates New Location Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Kicks Lounge is bringing the streetwear culture to the area with a sleek, modern boutique at 3500 Market Street. It’s the third location for the Akron-based company that has locations in Hawkins Plaza and Arlington Plaza there. The Youngstown store originally opened in 2016 on Garland Avenue on the city’s east side […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kicks Lounge is bringing the streetwear culture to the area with a sleek, modern boutique at 3500 Market Street. It’s the third location for the Akron-based company that has locations in Hawkins Plaza and Arlington Plaza there. The Youngstown store originally opened in 2016 on Garland Avenue...

Lawmakers Press Barra on Future of GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lawmakers representing Ohio are again asking General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra to give the Lordstown workforce a chance to “show what they can do,” and to expedite negotiations to potentially bring a new product to the GM Lordstown assembly plant. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lawmakers representing Ohio are again asking General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra to give the Lordstown workforce a chance to “show what they can do,” and to expedite negotiations to potentially bring a new product to the GM Lordstown assembly plant. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, a...

‘Very Good’ Year for Builders Despite Fewer Man-Hours

POLAND, Ohio – Business was very good in 2018 for construction contractors who belong to The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, despite man-hours being slightly down from the year prior, said Kevin Reilly, executive vice president of the association. Total construction dollar volume, computed from permits pulled in the five-county region, amounted […]

POLAND, Ohio – Business was very good in 2018 for construction contractors who belong to The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, despite man-hours being slightly down from the year prior, said Kevin Reilly, executive vice president of the association. Total construction dollar volume, computed from permits pulled...

Mobile Apps Provide Direct Connection to Users

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Having a mobile app allows organizations to have a direct line to users’ pockets, providing them the information they want as soon as they need it. Whether it’s to find a book at the library or a space for a public art project, people and organizations throughout the region have taken to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Having a mobile app allows organizations to have a direct line to users’ pockets, providing them the information they want as soon as they need it. Whether it’s to find a book at the library or a space for a public art project, people and organizations throughout...