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New Year Begins Work on Growth Report 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal will publish Growth Report 2018,  “200 Stories of Growth and Resolve,” on Jan. 31. Since the newspaper’s first Growth Report was published in 1986, local businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity to report their achievements over the course of the previous year. “When we started The Business Journal […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Business Journal will publish Growth Report 2018,  “200 Stories of Growth and Resolve," on Jan. 31. Since the newspaper's first Growth Report was published in 1986, local businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity to report their achievements over the course of the previous year. “When...

Plumbers by Day, Apprentices at Night

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s 5:30 on a Tuesday afternoon and David Nolfi Jr. files into the Local 396 training center of the Plumbers and Pipefitters union in Boardman. As many others return home from work, the second part of Nolfi’s day is just beginning. Earlier, the fifth-year plumbers apprentice had spent his day installing the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s 5:30 on a Tuesday afternoon and David Nolfi Jr. files into the Local 396 training center of the Plumbers and Pipefitters union in Boardman. As many others return home from work, the second part of Nolfi’s day is just beginning. Earlier, the fifth-year plumbers apprentice had...

IT Company Exospec Opens in TBEIC

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WARREN, Ohio – Information Technology company Exospec has opened its doors in the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center after being awarded a contract to overhaul the incubator’s internet network. “This is the first of many projects and managed service clients as we move to change the face of not just managed cloud, information technology, network, […]

WARREN, Ohio – Information Technology company Exospec has opened its doors in the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center after being awarded a contract to overhaul the incubator’s internet network. “This is the first of many projects and managed service clients as we move to change the face of not just...

Aqua Ohio Pursues Campbell’s Water System

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Aqua Ohio Inc., which has proposed to buy the city of Youngstown’s water distribution system for $50 million, also wants to buy the city of Campbell’s water assets for $7 million. The water utility initially made its offer to Campbell in an Aug. 4 letter to City Council President George Levendis. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Aqua Ohio Inc., which has proposed to buy the city of Youngstown’s water distribution system for $50 million, also wants to buy the city of Campbell’s water assets for $7 million. The water utility initially made its offer to Campbell in an Aug. 4 letter to City...

‘Startup 101’: Three Critical Elements for Success

Jim Cossler is the Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence of the Youngstown Business Incubator, but is better known throughout the country as the organization’s “chief evangelist.” Cossler is also known for his acumen in coaching entrepreneurs, not only the startups housed at the YBI but also students who take his...

Zoldan ‘Sad’ at Losing Ice Zone He Subsidized

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Businessman Bruce Zoldan “personally underwrote” annual losses of “approximately $400,000 at the Ice Zone here,” says a statement released late Friday by his company, Phantom Fireworks. And before he “is vilified by the new owners of the building or the community,” the statement continues, “consideration should be given to the millions of […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Businessman Bruce Zoldan "personally underwrote" annual losses of "approximately $400,000 at the Ice Zone here," says a statement released late Friday by his company, Phantom Fireworks. And before he "is vilified by the new owners of the building or the community," the statement continues, "consideration should be...

Winter Sports Enthusiasts Gear Up for Snow

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Winter barely gave parts of the Mahoning Valley a white Christmas this year, and total accumulation thus far hasn’t been much. But it sufficed to get winter sports enthusiasts into local shops. Snowmobiling is the most expensive of the winter sports, where first-timers can spend anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 on equipment and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Winter barely gave parts of the Mahoning Valley a white Christmas this year, and total accumulation thus far hasn't been much. But it sufficed to get winter sports enthusiasts into local shops. Snowmobiling is the most expensive of the winter sports, where first-timers can spend anywhere from $10,000...

Extreme Air Owners to Re-Open Boardman Rinks

BOARDMAN, Ohio – It won’t happen as soon as planned, but the now-closed Ice Zone will reopen under its new owners as the Deep Freeze Ice Arena. The acquisition of the building by the owners of Extreme Air Trampoline Park will take place at 11 a.m. today, Jesse MacGregor said Thursday. He, Matt MacGregor and […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – It won’t happen as soon as planned, but the now-closed Ice Zone will reopen under its new owners as the Deep Freeze Ice Arena. The acquisition of the building by the owners of Extreme Air Trampoline Park will take place at 11 a.m. today, Jesse MacGregor said...

Hotel Sets March 29 Opening Minus Marchionda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new DoubleTree by Hilton, a $32 million full-service hotel under construction downtown, is set to open March 29, officials said Thursday. As work moves toward the finish line, it does so without Dominic Marchionda as manager of Stambaugh Holdings LLC — the development company formed to spearhead the project. Marchionda resigned […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new DoubleTree by Hilton, a $32 million full-service hotel under construction downtown, is set to open March 29, officials said Thursday. As work moves toward the finish line, it does so without Dominic Marchionda as manager of Stambaugh Holdings LLC -- the development company formed to...

Canfield Connector Introduces New Product

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Canfield Connector, the operating division of Canfield Industries Inc. has introduced a new valve connector, the Series 5K DIN, to upgrade two of its product lines, the company announced Thursday. The 5K is compatible with multiple control connector receptacle, or MCCR, and interposed lighted wafer. Both are used in the hydraulic valve […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Canfield Connector, the operating division of Canfield Industries Inc. has introduced a new valve connector, the Series 5K DIN, to upgrade two of its product lines, the company announced Thursday. The 5K is compatible with multiple control connector receptacle, or MCCR, and interposed lighted wafer. Both are...