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Getting Ahead: Cuffle Qualifies for Mortgage Planning Certification | December 8, 2017

Cuffle Qualifies for Mortgage Planning Certification

Ryan Cuffle, a mortgage banker with Top Flite Financial Inc., Boardman, has passed the qualifying exams to earn the Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist designation. The curriculum incorporates five essential skill sets. “CMPS certification helps me to compare loan options for borrowers in the context of their overall financial situation,” Cuffle says. “Inventory levels are low […]

Getting Ahead: Patzak-Vendetti Earns 3rd Term on Commission | December 8, 2017

Patzak-Vendetti Earns 3rd Term on Commission

Marcie Patzak-Vendetti, magistrate in the Juvenile Division of the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas, will serve another three-year term on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Commission on Dispute Resolution. Patzak-Vendetti, also vice-chair of the commission, has served on the commission since its creation in 2012. The president of the Ohio Association of Magistrates nominated […]

Getting Ahead: ‘Breaking Boundaries’ Dinner to Honor 3 Women | November 24, 2017

‘Breaking Boundaries’ Dinner to Honor 3 Women

The Youngstown Business Incubator’s Women in Entrepreneurship program is honoring three women at its second annual “Breaking Boundaries” event Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Leo’s Banquet Hall in Warren. The honorees are Diane Sauer (pictured), owner of Sauer Chevrolet, Patsy Kouvas of AVI Foodsystems and Andrea Wood, publisher of The Business Journal. The event begins at 5 […]

Getting Ahead: Johnston Joins Pecchia Comm as Project Manager | November 24, 2017

Johnston Joins Pecchia Comm as Project Manager

Kelli Johnston has joined Pecchia Communications, a public relations firm based in Youngstown, as project manager. Johnston graduated summa cum laude from Youngstown State University in 2016 with a B.A. in communications studies and is pursuing a masters in communications studies at Kent State University. She worked previously in communications and recruitment at Quicken Loans […]

Getting Ahead: Washington, Reinard to Speak at Founders Exchange | November 24, 2017

Washington, Reinard to Speak at Founders Exchange

Terrell Washington (pictured), co-owner of Youngstown-based H.L.W. Fast Track Inc., the largest African American owned McDonald’s franchisee, and Logan Reinard, co-owner of Nova Coffee Co. in Warren, will tell their stories Monday evening at the Founders Exchange sponsored by the Tech BeltEnergy Innovation Center in Warren. The networking event begins at 5 p.m. at The […]