Education

YSU, JA to Host 350 Students for Business 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — More than 350 students from 13 high schools throughout the region are expected to attend Business 2020.

The YSU Williamson College of Business Administration, in conjunction with the Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley, will host the event, which features panel sessions on various aspects of business, including skill assessment and preparing for the job market, careers in business, and financial literacy.

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University campus.

More than 20 area leaders from various segments of business will offer insight and information during concurrent sessions. Participating businesses include Simon Roofing, Turning Technologies, Aqua Ohio, Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Hill, Barth & King LLC, Vallourec Star, NYO Property Group, Cafaro Co., RTI International Metals and Commercial Metal Forming.

The program begins at 9:15 a.m. with a welcome address from YSU President Jim Tressel. The keynote speaker is Marisa Sergi, founder and chief executive of RedHead Wine.

Sergi started RedHead Wine while studying viticulture and enology at Cornell University. The brand can now be found in more than 400 stores, including Walmart and Kroger. A third generation winemaker, Sergi was recently named as one of the top 10 rising entrepreneurial stars by FreshWater Cleveland.

For more information, call Christine Shelton, WCBA coordinator of external relations, at 330-941-3068.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.