Tell Us Where You Stand and How You Rally!

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After a year of restrictions, guidelines, masks and overall uncertainty, there is some pent up energy among small businesses and their customers to get back to normal.

Whatever “normal” might look like in the coming months, The Business Journal wants to see how your business is getting ready to shake off the memory of 2020 and energize the region’s economic rebound in 2021.

For this year’s Rally Around Small Business “Energize the Transformation” campaign, sponsored by Premier Bank, we’re conducting a survey on how small businesses are getting back to normal. We’re asking business owners to fill out the form found at to tell us how things are going.

Is business getting back to normal? What is the “new normal” for your business? And if things aren’t yet back to normal, what will it take to get you there?

Information gathered from the survey will inform our coverage over the next two issues. It will also prove useful to other businesses in the area looking for tips and best practices on getting their own operations on the best possible footing moving forward.

The Business Journal also wants to know how companies are rallying around small business to “Energize the Transformation.” What sort of purchases are you able to make for your business from local sources? Have you struck partnerships with regional businesses or organizations to augment your services? Are you brainstorming or rolling out new products or services to complement some of the burgeoning industries taking root in the area?

Form submissions may be used for publishing purposes in our print edition, on our website, email and on our social media channels.

Companies who participate are eligible to be randomly selected to be featured in a special video series shot and produced by The Business Journal. The videos will air on our website, YouTube channel and social media platforms.

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