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Kovach, Kroner Lead NFIB Youngstown Council

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Claudia Kovach, vice president of City Machine Technologies Inc., has been re-elected chair of the Youngstown Area Action Council of the National Federation of Independent Business. Kovach will be assisted by John Kroner, publisher of The Review Newspapers, who has been elected vice president of the local NFIB council.

The council holds quarterly meetings that inform members on business issues such as tax, workers’ compensation, and unemployment compensation reform as well as other issues that make a difference in entrepreneurs’ ability to own, operate and grow their businesses.

The meetings also offer members opportunities to meet with elected officials at the state and federal levels and share their opinions and concerns on a face-to-face basis.

“Having such a dedicated leadership team in the Youngstown area helps to improve our local programming,” says Roger Geiger, vice president and executive director of NFIB in Ohio.

Kovach describes Youngstown area NFIB members as “a passionate group. They strongly believe in the free enterprise system, and we enjoy good interaction with our guest speakers, NFIB staff and legislators,” she says.

Kroner, recently recognized as a 20-year member of NFIB, says he’s “pleased to be serving with a group that fights for small business, which is vital to the success of all communities.”

The National Federation of Independent Business was founded more than 75 years ago. The nonprofit organization surveys members annually on state and federal issues and advocates for small businesses “from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures,” states its mission statement.

Pictured at top: Claudia Kovach presents John Kroner with a plaque recognizing Kroner’s status as a 20-year member of NFIB.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.