The Williamson College of Business Administration at YSU is proving more than just a place to get an eduction – it’s helping to develop the regional workforce. Efforts led by Dean Betty Jo Licata have helped establish a mindset where students want to stay, live and work in the Youngstown area, including those coming from outside the area. Also in Brain Gain, learn how Oh Wow! is teaching the next generation of coders, read about some exciting new startups and find out what’s next for Brain Gain in 2020!

Also in the January 2020 edition, we take a look at the most read stories of 2019, economic development projects planned for 2020, a new BBQ restaurant on Elm Street and a class at the YMCA that asks “What are you fighting for?” Enjoy these stories and more in the FREE version of our January 2020 edition!

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MidDecember 2019

  • Creative Collective Aids Entrepreneurs
  • You Can Go Home Again and Make a Difference
  • Importance of Succession Planning
  • Impact Maker: Hearing Mission Foundation
  • Introducing

December 2019

  • Good-Paying Jobs in 6 Weeks
  • County ESCs Connect Schools with Businesses
  • Walkable Downtown is a Thriving Downtown
  • Remembering Mister Rogers
  • Robins Theatre Shines Spotlight on Warren

MidNovember 2019

  • Skills for Life Weld Future Careers
  • Impact Makers: Hoyt Center for the Arts
  • Press Club HOF Inducts Andrea Wood
  • Team NEO Studios Jobs Imbalance
  • Kids Speak: Will they stay or leave?

November 2019

  • Brain Gain: What Works, What Doesn’t
  • Teaching Workforce Additive Manufacturing
  • Never Too Late to Learn New Skills
  • NFL Helmet Challenge
  • Senior Care Roundtable

MidOctober 2019

  • Brain Gain is Teenager’s Business
  • Girls Get Hands-on STEM at Manufacturing Camps
  • How to Attract, Keep Young People Here
  • ‘Ask for Her’ to Help Fight Breast Cancer
  • Take Straight Path to Crooked Tongue

October 2019

  • Kicking Off Brain Gain
  • Valley Skilled Trades Expo
  • Columbiana County
  • Breast Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories

MidSeptember 2019

  • Women in Business
  • Impact Makers: The Walnut Grove
  • New Faces at The Business Journal
  • Introducing The Flight Crew

September 2019

  • YSU Penguin Preview
  • Shenango Valley
  • What’s next for The Business Journal?
  • What’s next for the local news landscape?

MidAugust 2019

  • Butler Institute of American Art | 100 Years
  • Tax reform roundtable

MidMay 2019

  • Rally Around Small Business
  • Business grow from small to BIG
  • African-American business owners
  • 70 Years at HBK