Pasha to Head YBI Initiatives in Ashtabula County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -– Former United Way of Trumbull County executive Ginny Pasha will focus on supporting business development in northern Trumbull County and Ashtabula County in her new role with the Youngstown Business Incubator.

Pasha, who stepped down as the Trumbull United Way’s president and CEO July 1, joined the YBI staff as business program coordinator just a few days later.

The newly created position previously was announced by YBI when it received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission as part of a $21 million package to support coal-impacted communities.

“We’re going to work with all small businesses from ideation though launch, through growth,” Pasha said. There will be a specific emphasis on assisting minority-, veteran- and women-owned businesses as well as entrepreneurs from economically disadvantaged areas, she said.

In addition to her work with United Way, Pasha, who lives in Kinsman, has established relationships in Ashtabula County through other organizations she has worked with including Junior Achievement. “I’m excited about working back up there again and making a difference for those who are trying to get small businesses up and going,” she said.

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