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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 […]

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...

‘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 […]

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...

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 […]

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...

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 […]

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...

Morocco-Antonucci Joins Mayo Realtors

Petrina Morocco-Antonucci has joined the professional sales team at Mayo Realtors, Boardman. Morocco-Antonucci brings to the agency four years of technology skills gained through her work with Verizon Wireless. She is also a state licensed cosmetologist and volunteers her time with MVI Hospice. She holds a degree in business management from John Carroll University and […]

Petrina Morocco-Antonucci has joined the professional sales team at Mayo Realtors, Boardman. Morocco-Antonucci brings to the agency four years of technology skills gained through her work with Verizon Wireless. She is also a state licensed cosmetologist and volunteers her time with MVI Hospice. She holds a degree in business management...

BNI Networking Chapter Elects New Officers

BNI, an international networking organization that specializes in business referrals among members, has elected new leadership for its local Meeting Success Chapter. Robert Reams (pictured), who represents Western and Southern Life, is the new president. Hannah Keeling from iM Image Marketing is vice president and Val Park from Burgan Real Estate is secretary/treasurer. BNI is […]

BNI, an international networking organization that specializes in business referrals among members, has elected new leadership for its local Meeting Success Chapter. Robert Reams (pictured), who represents Western and Southern Life, is the new president. Hannah Keeling from iM Image Marketing is vice president and Val Park from Burgan Real...

Chemical Bank Names Schrock Regional President

Chemical Bank has promoted Michael Schrock to the position of regional president for the Mahoning Valley. Schrock is responsible for aligning the efforts of a cross-functional leadership team to drive growth and ensure consistent service delivery throughout the region. In addition to his most recent role in human resources, he spent six years as a […]

Chemical Bank has promoted Michael Schrock to the position of regional president for the Mahoning Valley. Schrock is responsible for aligning the efforts of a cross-functional leadership team to drive growth and ensure consistent service delivery throughout the region. In addition to his most recent role in human resources, he...

14 Women Graduate from YBI’s WE Program

Fourteen women representing a dozen businesses enrolled in the most recent cohort of the Youngstown Business Incubator’s Women in Entrepreneurship program graduated Nov. 15. As part of the graduation ceremony, the women took part in a pitch competition, presenting their business and mission to a panel of judges. The winner was Stacy McDivitt (pictured), the […]

Fourteen women representing a dozen businesses enrolled in the most recent cohort of the Youngstown Business Incubator's Women in Entrepreneurship program graduated Nov. 15. As part of the graduation ceremony, the women took part in a pitch competition, presenting their business and mission to a panel of judges. The winner...

Schumacher Receives Entrepreneurship Award

Paul Schumacher, founder of Schumacher Homes based in Canton, recently was presented the George S. Dively Entrepreneurship award by the Harvard Business School Club of Northeast Ohio. The award is given annually to a person or company that demonstrates substantial growth in size and profitability. Schumacher founded his company in 1992. Schumacher Homes has operations […]

Paul Schumacher, founder of Schumacher Homes based in Canton, recently was presented the George S. Dively Entrepreneurship award by the Harvard Business School Club of Northeast Ohio. The award is given annually to a person or company that demonstrates substantial growth in size and profitability. Schumacher founded his company in...

Iarussi Named ‘Exemplary Educational Leader’

Ron Iarussi, superintendent of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center and the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, both in Canfield, recently was recognized as an Exemplary Educational Leader. The award was presented by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. “Ron Iarussi is very service oriented, he’s a collaborator, he brings people together,” said Kirk […]

Ron Iarussi, superintendent of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center and the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, both in Canfield, recently was recognized as an Exemplary Educational Leader. The award was presented by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. "Ron Iarussi is very service oriented, he's a collaborator, he...