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Higgins Named Principal at Packer Thomas

Packer Thomas, a regional certified public accounting and business consulting firm, has promoted Steven F. Higgins to principal. Higgins earned a B.S. in business administration at Youngstown State University and a master of taxation from the University of Akron. He has more than 22 years of public accounting experience, specializing in federal income taxation for […]

Packer Thomas, a regional certified public accounting and business consulting firm, has promoted Steven F. Higgins to principal. Higgins earned a B.S. in business administration at Youngstown State University and a master of taxation from the University of Akron. He has more than 22 years of public accounting experience, specializing...

Haynes-Paige Joins Children Service Board

The Mahoning County Children Services Board recently welcomed Loisjean Haynes-Paige to its nine-member board of directors. Haynes-Paige, who retired in May, has worked in numerous schools in Mahoning County. For 21 years she served in a variety of roles within the Youngstown City Schools and Choffin Career and Technical Center. Most recently she directed the […]

The Mahoning County Children Services Board recently welcomed Loisjean Haynes-Paige to its nine-member board of directors. Haynes-Paige, who retired in May, has worked in numerous schools in Mahoning County. For 21 years she served in a variety of roles within the Youngstown City Schools and Choffin Career and Technical Center....

7 17 Credit Union Promotes 2, Names Branch Manager

7 17 Credit Union has promoted two veteran employees and named a branch manager for its Austintown office. Corey Davis (pictured) has been named Loan Servicing Manager. The 20-year employee will oversee all activity related to the servicing of loans following their approval. Terisa Slater, a 12-year employee, has been promoted to Collections Manager. Bob […]

7 17 Credit Union has promoted two veteran employees and named a branch manager for its Austintown office. Corey Davis (pictured) has been named Loan Servicing Manager. The 20-year employee will oversee all activity related to the servicing of loans following their approval. Terisa Slater, a 12-year employee, has been...

Hadley Earns Home Care, Hospice Credential

Sarah Hadley, executive director of Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice — Greater Youngstown, has earned the credential as a Certified Executive for Home Care and Hospice. The certification program is designed to elevate the skills and professionalism of home care, hospice and community-based services of industry executives in Ohio by combining national competency standards […]

Sarah Hadley, executive director of Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice -- Greater Youngstown, has earned the credential as a Certified Executive for Home Care and Hospice. The certification program is designed to elevate the skills and professionalism of home care, hospice and community-based services of industry executives in Ohio...

Ohio Development Association Honors Johnson

Lauren Johnson, manager of business development at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, is the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award presented by the Ohio Economic Development Association. Johnson joined the chamber in 2015 as the 422 Corridor Initiative project manager. In 2017, while still managing that initiative, she was promoted into the economic development […]

Lauren Johnson, manager of business development at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, is the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award presented by the Ohio Economic Development Association. Johnson joined the chamber in 2015 as the 422 Corridor Initiative project manager. In 2017, while still managing that initiative, she was...

Clinton Earns Sales Award from Realty Alliance

Frank Clinton, a real estate agent with the Poland office of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has received the National Sales Excellence Award from the The Realty Alliance, a network of real estate firms. The award, which Clinton has received for five consecutive years, signifies that he is among the top 3% of agents in […]

Frank Clinton, a real estate agent with the Poland office of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has received the National Sales Excellence Award from the The Realty Alliance, a network of real estate firms. The award, which Clinton has received for five consecutive years, signifies that he is among the...

Help Network Honors Beck for Reducing Opioid Abuse

Help Network of Northeast Ohio recently presented M. Frank Beck, a dental surgeon, with its Mental Health and Recovery Advocacy Award in recognition of his efforts to reduce substance abuse and opioid overdoses in the Mahoning Valley. Beck, pictured (right) with Nickola Ceglia from the Help Network board, was recognized for spearheading efforts by Mercy […]

Help Network of Northeast Ohio recently presented M. Frank Beck, a dental surgeon, with its Mental Health and Recovery Advocacy Award in recognition of his efforts to reduce substance abuse and opioid overdoses in the Mahoning Valley. Beck, pictured (right) with Nickola Ceglia from the Help Network board, was recognized...

Bodine Perry Welcomes Bleggi to CPA Firm

Michael Bleggi has joined the Canfield headquarters of  Bodine Perry, an accounting firm with offices in Hubbard, Columbus and Naples, Fla. The firm, founded in 20012, specializes in small-business accounting, tax services and business consulting. Bleggi earned his B.S. in accounting from Youngstown State University. He brings with him “business and accounting knowledge, a positive […]

Michael Bleggi has joined the Canfield headquarters of  Bodine Perry, an accounting firm with offices in Hubbard, Columbus and Naples, Fla. The firm, founded in 20012, specializes in small-business accounting, tax services and business consulting. Bleggi earned his B.S. in accounting from Youngstown State University. He brings with him "business...

Sherman Creative Promotions Expands Executive Team

Sherman Creative Promotions, Boardman, has hired two executives who will help the company focus on developing future initiatives and expanding its brand exposure. Stephanie Shapiro, pictured with co-owners Bruce and Carol Sherman, is a 25-year veteran of the marketing industry and joins the company as managing partner. She formerly was an independent distributor for Halo […]

Sherman Creative Promotions, Boardman, has hired two executives who will help the company focus on developing future initiatives and expanding its brand exposure. Stephanie Shapiro, pictured with co-owners Bruce and Carol Sherman, is a 25-year veteran of the marketing industry and joins the company as managing partner. She formerly was...

Hoffman Takes on New Role at Gilbert’s

Kolten Hoffman, a certified insurance counselor, has advanced into a new role as a business risk advisor at Gilbert’s Risk Solutions, Sharon, Pa. Hoffman has spent the last seven years working with businesses throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio the assist them with their risk management and insurance needs.  His new role will place an increased focus […]

Kolten Hoffman, a certified insurance counselor, has advanced into a new role as a business risk advisor at Gilbert's Risk Solutions, Sharon, Pa. Hoffman has spent the last seven years working with businesses throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio the assist them with their risk management and insurance needs.  His new role...