Special Editorial Features 2021 | Audience Impact & Action

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With the news that Lordstown Motors will be able to sell directly to consumers in Ohio and the potential for new opportunities for Ultium Cells, we’ll examine the latest in the Voltage Valley and electric vehicles industry. We’ll report on the down stream effects of having billion dollar projects coming online?

In our quarterly Commercial Real Estate segment, we’ll feature a market report discussing the hottest properties and trends that agents are seeing take shape for 2021.

We’ll also be launching our new People To Know In... series by highlighting leaders in wealth management. By getting involved, you’ll receive brand visibility across our print, digital and social media platforms. For information on how to be included, contact our MARKETING PARTNER team.


Family Businesses are the highlight of our April issue. We’ll be putting the spotlight on long-standing business – those in their third or fourth generation – and sharing the stories of how they got their start and grew throughout the years. Soon we’ll be asking for you to submit your story to tell us how your family business got started.

The Housing Market is also on tap, with a report on how the local market is doing as well as featuring some high-end properties.

Finally, in our Employment Services section, we’ll take a look at companies that provide contract services for their clients and delve into a job skills report from Team NEO to see what jobs the region needs to fill in order to be competitive in economic development.

Past Special Features


A year ago, companies were faced with the sudden problem of figuring out how to get their employees working remotely. In our IT Services issue, we’re talking with area IT companies about what it takes to make that change permanent and how their clients are approaching the decision. We’ll also dive into a new cybersecurity mandate from the Department of Defense that affects its entire supply chain – and eventually everyone working with the federal government.

In our Commercial Lending section, we’ll talk with area lenders about what they saw in 2020 and what they’re expecting for the coming year, as well as what business leaders should be keeping an eye on.

Finally, we’ll launch our new Brain Gain Navigators program with an event featuring Sweeney Chevrolet and Mahoning County Career and Technical Center discussing auto technician careers. Hosted on the JA Inspire virtual platform, Brain Gain Navigators will connect students to career paths across a wide swath of areas. For more information, check out our story HERE.

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