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Realtors’ Donation Moves Rich Center Forward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the midst of a $7 million capital campaign, a $16,000 donation to The Rich Center for Autism may be drops in the bucket, but they’re important drops nonetheless. “It’s essential to what we do,” said the center’s executive director, Melanie Carfolo. “It was wonderful to get to know the realtors and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the midst of a $7 million capital campaign, a $16,000 donation to The Rich Center for Autism may be drops in the bucket, but they’re important drops nonetheless. “It’s essential to what we do,” said the center’s executive director, Melanie Carfolo. “It was wonderful to get...

TBEIC Rebrands as Brite Energy Innovators

WARREN, Ohio – The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has rebranded as Brite Energy Innovators to better reflect the work going on inside the downtown Warren incubator, its president and CEO said. The incubator is home to 13 portfolio companies and 80 workers, Rick Stockburger said in the rebranding announcement. “We realized that our name […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has rebranded as Brite Energy Innovators to better reflect the work going on inside the downtown Warren incubator, its president and CEO said. The incubator is home to 13 portfolio companies and 80 workers, Rick Stockburger said in the rebranding announcement....

UAW Strike Puts Trump, GOP in Political Bind

By DAVID EGGERT and SARA BURNETT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It’s a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from Republicans. Led by […]

By DAVID EGGERT and SARA BURNETT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no...

Meet 3 New Members of Business Journal Staff

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal is expanding our staff as part of our commitment to enhance innovative news coverage in the region. By integrating quality of life into our mission, we are pleased to add Guy D’Astolfo as entertainment editor. D’Astolfo covered the entertainment scene for 14 years for The Vindicator. A native of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal is expanding our staff as part of our commitment to enhance innovative news coverage in the region. By integrating quality of life into our mission, we are pleased to add Guy D’Astolfo as entertainment editor. D’Astolfo covered the entertainment scene for 14 years for...

Venture Plastics Marks 50 Years of Innovation, Growth

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — It’s been 50 years since Ken Groff made his first delivery using a pickup truck and horse trailer. Needless to say, the shipping and logistics has improved dramatically since then, allowing his company, Venture Plastics, to serve customers across the United States. Groff shared the story Friday during a celebration of […]

NEWTON FALLS, Ohio -- It’s been 50 years since Ken Groff made his first delivery using a pickup truck and horse trailer. Needless to say, the shipping and logistics has improved dramatically since then, allowing his company, Venture Plastics, to serve customers across the United States. Groff shared the story...

Avalon Inn Opens Roman Bath, Prepares to Rebrand

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Following its most recent renovations, including the long-awaited addition of a Roman bath and several projects still being completed, what is now known as the Avalon Inn and Resort will get a new name to go along with its new look.  Over the next two to three months, the hospitality property […]

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Following its most recent renovations, including the long-awaited addition of a Roman bath and several projects still being completed, what is now known as the Avalon Inn and Resort will get a new name to go along with its new look.  Over the next two to...

GreenHeart Brings in Expertise for New Flooring Center

BOARDMAN, Ohio – For nearly 40 years, Joe Harvey has owned Harvey’s Floor Covering in Youngstown, serving major clients like Sears, J.C. Penney and Strouss. But last year, he was given the chance to embark on a new journey with GreenHeart Companies.  On Sept. 21, GreenHeart will open a new design center at 6001 Southern […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – For nearly 40 years, Joe Harvey has owned Harvey’s Floor Covering in Youngstown, serving major clients like Sears, J.C. Penney and Strouss. But last year, he was given the chance to embark on a new journey with GreenHeart Companies.  On Sept. 21, GreenHeart will open a new...

Business Journal Launches 15-Month ‘Brain Gain’ Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal will launch an enterprising, 15-month multiplatform program beginning Oct. 1, that examines economic innovations to retain and attract our best young talent, build a culture of entrepreneurship and promote workforce development. This infinite objective has been written about, talked about, studied and debated over many years in an effort […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal will launch an enterprising, 15-month multiplatform program beginning Oct. 1, that examines economic innovations to retain and attract our best young talent, build a culture of entrepreneurship and promote workforce development. This infinite objective has been written about, talked about, studied and debated over...

Interfaith to Merge with YNDC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Interfaith Home Maintenance Service have begun the process of merging.  In August, YNDC and Interfaith boards approved an agreement and plan to merge. Effective Oct. 1, the merger will be complete with YNDC as the surviving corporation. Interfaith’s employees and assets will become part of YNDC […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Interfaith Home Maintenance Service have begun the process of merging.  In August, YNDC and Interfaith boards approved an agreement and plan to merge. Effective Oct. 1, the merger will be complete with YNDC as the surviving corporation. Interfaith’s employees and assets...

Customer Feedback Leads Handyman Supply to Struthers

STRUTHERS, Ohio – When the owners of Handyman Supply started searching for a location for their next stores, they decided to ask the people who know best: their customers.  As they surveyed customers, co-owners Toma and Jamie Leveto saw plenty of responses suggesting new stores throughout the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, but the feedback ultimately […]

STRUTHERS, Ohio – When the owners of Handyman Supply started searching for a location for their next stores, they decided to ask the people who know best: their customers.  As they surveyed customers, co-owners Toma and Jamie Leveto saw plenty of responses suggesting new stores throughout the Mahoning and Shenango...