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Coviello Promoted to President of Regional Chamber Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has promoted Guy Coviello to president of the Regional Chamber Foundation after he spent four years as the agency’s vice president of government affairs. “As the foundation president, Guy will play a direct role in securing significant revenue, while actively identifying new business opportunities,” said chamber President and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has promoted Guy Coviello to president of the Regional Chamber Foundation after he spent four years as the agency’s vice president of government affairs. “As the foundation president, Guy will play a direct role in securing significant revenue, while actively identifying new business...

Salem Manufacturers Expand as Economy Improves

Salem Manufacturers Expand as Economy Improves

SALEM, Ohio – Since Julie Needs became executive director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center in February, she’s seen more and more inquiries from Salem businesses looking to expand, as well as from companies outside of Salem who are interested in moving to the city. “It’s a good thing. We want those calls coming in,” […]

SALEM, Ohio – Since Julie Needs became executive director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center in February, she’s seen more and more inquiries from Salem businesses looking to expand, as well as from companies outside of Salem who are interested in moving to the city. “It’s a good thing. We...

Design Panel Advances P&L Heat Treating Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $460,000 expansion for a city heat-treating firm moved one step closer to execution Tuesday morning. The city’s Design Review Committee, at its monthly meeting, approved a proposal from P&L Heat Treating & Grinding Inc. to erect a 9,135-square-foot pre-engineered metal building adjacent to its 25,000-square-foot building at 313 E. Wood St. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $460,000 expansion for a city heat-treating firm moved one step closer to execution Tuesday morning. The city’s Design Review Committee, at its monthly meeting, approved a proposal from P&L Heat Treating & Grinding Inc. to erect a 9,135-square-foot pre-engineered metal building adjacent to its 25,000-square-foot building...

$2.3B in Development Projects Pending in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber reports 27 economic development projects are pending that if all come to fruition would result in a total investment of nearly $2.3 billion and 2,000 new jobs. The forecast was released today in the chamber’s economic development newsletter. Year-to-date, six development projects have been completed for a total […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber reports 27 economic development projects are pending that if all come to fruition would result in a total investment of nearly $2.3 billion and 2,000 new jobs. The forecast was released today in the chamber’s economic development newsletter. Year-to-date, six development projects have...

MS Consultants Confirms It’s Cooperating in Corruption Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – MS Consultants Inc., a longstanding engineering and architecture firm in the Mahoning Valley, confirmed Friday that it is cooperating with state authorities in an ongoing investigation that has so far charged a developer and two former city officials with more than 100 counts of public corruption. “We are continuing to cooperate with […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – MS Consultants Inc., a longstanding engineering and architecture firm in the Mahoning Valley, confirmed Friday that it is cooperating with state authorities in an ongoing investigation that has so far charged a developer and two former city officials with more than 100 counts of public corruption. “We...

Plans for Smart2 Network Call for Bike Share Program

Support from Local Leaders Boosts Smart2 Proposal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control approved entering into an agreement for a $13,000 planning grant to develop a bike share system as part of a larger effort to revamp Fifth Avenue. A local delegation began a two-day mission Thursday to Washington, D.C., to lobby federal officials for a $10.4 million grant from […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control approved entering into an agreement for a $13,000 planning grant to develop a bike share system as part of a larger effort to revamp Fifth Avenue. A local delegation began a two-day mission Thursday to Washington, D.C., to lobby federal officials for...

City Records Shed Light on Companies Caught Up in Corruption Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Invoices submitted by three companies stating they worked on the Erie Terminal project in mid-2011 match up with billing statements that investigators say were falsified so developer Dominic Marchionda could obtain city money for the project, according to documents obtained by The Business Journal. Marchionda, former Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone, and former […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Invoices submitted by three companies stating they worked on the Erie Terminal project in mid-2011 match up with billing statements that investigators say were falsified so developer Dominic Marchionda could obtain city money for the project, according to documents obtained by The Business Journal. Marchionda, former Youngstown...

YBI WE Grow Class Graduates First Class

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator’s Women in Entrepreneurship Program last night completed its first WE Grow class with a graduation ceremony and the awarding of a $1,000 grant to one of its participants. WE Grow is is a four-week program designed for women entrepreneurs who are eager to take their business to the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business Incubator’s Women in Entrepreneurship Program last night completed its first WE Grow class with a graduation ceremony and the awarding of a $1,000 grant to one of its participants. WE Grow is is a four-week program designed for women entrepreneurs who are eager to...

Export Initiative Announces Southeast Asia Trade Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A trade mission next spring led by the Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative will allow seven area companies to tap into markets in Thailand and Vietnam, two rapidly growing economies with vast potential for companies in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. “There’s a lot of demand and need for this region’s products. Vietnam […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A trade mission next spring led by the Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative will allow seven area companies to tap into markets in Thailand and Vietnam, two rapidly growing economies with vast potential for companies in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. “There’s a lot of demand and need...

Despite Drop, Warren Posts Highest Jobless Rate in August

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates in August were down from where they were a year earlier, as well as from the month before. Despite the improvement, unemployment rates in Warren and Youngstown were among the highest among Ohio cities, with the Trumbull County seat topping the list. Warren’s unemployment rate was 7.6% in August, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area unemployment rates in August were down from where they were a year earlier, as well as from the month before. Despite the improvement, unemployment rates in Warren and Youngstown were among the highest among Ohio cities, with the Trumbull County seat topping the list. Warren’s unemployment...