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Penn-Northwest Reports $10.2M in Investments

SHARON, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. saw capital investments of $10.2 million and the retention and creation of 168 jobs in Mercer County, Pa., over the course of fiscal 2017-18, says its president and CEO, Randy Seitz. Since the launch of the Make It In Mercer County campaign in 2012, Penn-Northwest has generated 2,046 leads, […]

SHARON, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. saw capital investments of $10.2 million and the retention and creation of 168 jobs in Mercer County, Pa., over the course of fiscal 2017-18, says its president and CEO, Randy Seitz. Since the launch of the Make It In Mercer County campaign in 2012,...

Inspiring Minds Widens Its Reach

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Inspiring Minds reports a bumper 2018 with 600 students enrolled in programming, its largest senior class since it began in 2006, more than 15 colleges visited, $18,000 in scholarships awarded to college-bound seniors and a new website. But the highlight of the year was the organization’s first international exposure trip that took […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Inspiring Minds reports a bumper 2018 with 600 students enrolled in programming, its largest senior class since it began in 2006, more than 15 colleges visited, $18,000 in scholarships awarded to college-bound seniors and a new website. But the highlight of the year was the organization’s first...

Loan Portfolio Grows 14% at Cortland Bank

By James M. Gasior, president and CEO COARTLAND, Ohio – Cortland Bank, an independent community bank since 1892 based in Cortland, Ohio, ended a very successful 2018. As the bank executed its strategic plan, earnings at year end 2018 rose to a record level. In 2018, total average deposits for the bank grew by 6%, […]

By James M. Gasior, president and CEO COARTLAND, Ohio – Cortland Bank, an independent community bank since 1892 based in Cortland, Ohio, ended a very successful 2018. As the bank executed its strategic plan, earnings at year end 2018 rose to a record level. In 2018, total average deposits for...

Another Year of Learning at Simon Roofing

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Even with 119 years in business, Simon Roofing makes it a point to never stop learning. Owned and operated by third- and fourth-generation family members of the company’s founders, the national commercial roofing contractor and materials manufacturer is headquartered in Boardman and maintains 66 service centers around the country. “Learning leads to […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Even with 119 years in business, Simon Roofing makes it a point to never stop learning. Owned and operated by third- and fourth-generation family members of the company’s founders, the national commercial roofing contractor and materials manufacturer is headquartered in Boardman and maintains 66 service centers around...

Community Foundation of W. Pa. Eastern Ohio Awards $7.8M

SHARON, Pa. – The goal of the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania & Eastern Ohio in 2018 was to help donors fill gaps in community needs, says its executive director, Kyle English. Over the course of the year, the foundation recommended more than 2,100 grants to the 700-plus funds under its purview, and awarded more […]

SHARON, Pa. – The goal of the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania & Eastern Ohio in 2018 was to help donors fill gaps in community needs, says its executive director, Kyle English. Over the course of the year, the foundation recommended more than 2,100 grants to the 700-plus funds under...

Farmers Ranked As Top-Performing Bank in Ohio

By Kevin J. Helmick, president and CEO CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Bank set new records in 2018, all of which culminated in being named the top-performing bank in Ohio and 30th nationally by Bank Director magazine, a national trade journal. The rankings apply to publicly-traded banks with assets between $1 billion and $5 billion. […]

By Kevin J. Helmick, president and CEO CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers National Bank set new records in 2018, all of which culminated in being named the top-performing bank in Ohio and 30th nationally by Bank Director magazine, a national trade journal. The rankings apply to publicly-traded banks with assets between...

Carlson Takes Charge at Dickey Electric

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Joe Dickey Electric Inc. charges into 2019 with a new leader who’s committed to stay the course set by his mentors, Joe Jr. and David Dickey. Eric Carlson, a 28-year employee, will become the majority owner of the North Lima business this year. Joe Dickey Jr. established the company in 1957. […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Joe Dickey Electric Inc. charges into 2019 with a new leader who’s committed to stay the course set by his mentors, Joe Jr. and David Dickey. Eric Carlson, a 28-year employee, will become the majority owner of the North Lima business this year. Joe Dickey Jr....

Team NEO Promotes IIoT for Manufacturers

By Bill Koehler, CEO CLEVELAND, Ohio – A high-performing, collaborative economic development network is key to advancing northeastern Ohio’s economy in 2019. In Trumbull and Mahoning counties, Team NEO is working with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, Youngstown Business Incubator, Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center and many other partners who are helping to pull the public, […]

By Bill Koehler, CEO CLEVELAND, Ohio – A high-performing, collaborative economic development network is key to advancing northeastern Ohio’s economy in 2019. In Trumbull and Mahoning counties, Team NEO is working with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, Youngstown Business Incubator, Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center and many other partners who are...

PNC Bank Invests in Technology, Its Communities

By Ted Schmidt, regional president of PNC Bank YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — We see it every day. People tapping on their mobile phones at the grocery store, at a restaurant or while riding the bus to work. While they could be on social media or playing a game, they could just as easily be applying for […]

By Ted Schmidt, regional president of PNC Bank YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- We see it every day. People tapping on their mobile phones at the grocery store, at a restaurant or while riding the bus to work. While they could be on social media or playing a game, they could just...

YBI Fosters Relationships to Secure Capital

By Barb Ewing, CEO, Youngstown Business Incubator YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Coming off a strong 2017, the Youngstown Business Incubator rolled into 2018 full steam ahead. On our tech side, we worked with many companies in 2018 – 188 companies over 2,994 counseling hours to be exact. We saw a number of interesting ideas this past […]

By Barb Ewing, CEO, Youngstown Business Incubator YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Coming off a strong 2017, the Youngstown Business Incubator rolled into 2018 full steam ahead. On our tech side, we worked with many companies in 2018 – 188 companies over 2,994 counseling hours to be exact. We saw a number...