CHAMBER EVENT THURSDAY: The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber will host Good Morning, Trumbull! 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at The Grand Pavilion, 9519 E. Market St., Warren.
Cost is $25 per member and $35 per non-member.
The keynote speaker is Patti Zullo, senior director, Smart City Solutions for Spectrum and Charter Communications. Also scheduled to speak are Rick Rajaie, Foxconn’s vice president of North American operations, and Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda.
YSU RECOGNIZES ALUMNI: The Warren P. Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University will present its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards at a reception Oct. 14 in Williamson Hall on campus.
The winners are Sue Stricklin, senior vice president of marketing at Simon Roofing; Henry Gomez, senior political reporter at NBC News; Eric Pittman, program division director at the US Food and Drug Administration; and Corey Patrick, director of the Entrepreneurial Services Program at the Youngstown Business Incubator.
The reception begins at 6:00 pm with the presentation of awards at 7:00 pm To attend, make reservations online by September 30 at www.ysu.edu/alum
reservation. The cost is $50. More information at 330-941-3064.
TOP FIRM: Cohen & Company, which has an office in Youngstown, has been named one of the 50 Best Accounting Firms in the U.S. by INSIDE Public Accounting for 2022.
Chosen from nearly 600 firms across the US and Canada that participated in the 32nd Annual IPA Firm Survey and Analysis, each winner was ranked on more than 50 metrics. Key areas included producing superior results while planning for long-term sustainability and growth, as well as providing a successful future for both customers and staff.
VEC AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS: VEC Inc. in Girard, an electrical and general contracting provider, has announced the 2022 scholarship winners, all local students: Evan Davies, Lauren Meadows and Haley Protiva. Each will receive a $500 scholarship.
Davies is attending Ohio University with a projected major in finance. Meadows plans to attend The Ohio State University to major in choral music education, and Protiva’s plans include attending the University of Tampa with a projected major in nursing.
HD DAVIS CPA NO. 3 ON THE LIST: For the second year in a row, HD Davis CPAs in Liberty has been named a Best Firm to Work For by Accounting Today. This year it was placed as the small firm no. 3 to work in the country.
Accounting Today is a national publication recognized as one of the best accounting publications. Each year, it hosts a survey sent to firms across the country and examines information such as company policies, procedures and diversity. They also gather employee satisfaction regarding benefits and workplace culture. With this information, Accounting Today then identifies the best firms to complete the survey.
COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW LOOK: Girard-based Altronic LLC has rebranded with a new logo and color palette to showcase the company’s modern and innovative technical capabilities. The A logo with a lightning bolt also pays homage to the original Altronic logo.
Altronic works on ignition, instrumentation and control systems for natural gas engines, compressors and generators. It was founded
AMERICA MAKES NAMES NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS: As America Makes enters its 10th year, the executive committee will help lead the transition to the next phase of the America Makes program. Serving as the primary strategic advisory committee, they will ensure that the right strategy, policy and advocacy are in place for America Makes to achieve its mission.
The 2022-2023 executive committee is Rachel Andrulonis, director, advanced materials research, National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University; Edward D. Herderick, director, additive manufacturing at Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence; Stephanie Gaffney, director, advanced manufacturing programs, Youngstown Business Incubator; Brian Meincke, vice president, global business development and innovation strategy, ASTM International; Melanie Lang, CEO, FormAlloy; Nicholas Mule, director, additive manufacturing, Boeing; Brian Rosenberger, senior technical associate, Lockheed Martin; and Zach Simkin, president, Senvol.
Government representatives are Shawn Moylan, mechanical engineer and project manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Beth Ripley, deputy chief, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning at the US Department of Veterans Affairs; and Rick Russell, NESC Materials Technical Associate, NASA.
RIBBON CUTTING SET: QUICKmed Urgent Care will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon for its new location at 402 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. Last week, the locally owned medical clinic opened its doors to offer its non-life threatening health services to the residents of Ravenna.
Free physicals for school-aged children are available until October 31.
QUICKmed was founded in 2018, with its first location in Liberty. Ravenna is its ninth location.
MERIDIAN OPENS NEW OFFICE: Meridian HealthCare is opening a new chiropractic office in Poland at 2894 Center Road.
The location, once the practice of Dr. Christopher Clautti, known as Back to Health Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, will offer chiropractic and acupuncture services. Clautti will remain in office.
Chiropractic treatment and acupuncture services can be used to manage chronic pain, increase mobility/range of motion, and improve overall well-being.
Meridian also has chiropractic offices in Howland and two in Youngstown.
NEW RESTAURANT OPENS AT EWM: A new addition to the culinary lineup at the Eastwood Mall Complex, King Cajun Seafood & Bar, celebrated its opening Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The restaurant is located in a freestanding location on the east side of the central complex, next to Steak ‘n Shake. The nearly 10,000-square-foot building was previously home to another restaurant.
The space was completely renovated, creating new dining rooms and a full bar. Dishes inspired by Louisiana and Low Country cuisine are prominent on the menu.
People on the move
717 PROMOTES: Keri Davis has been named assistant manager of consumer lending and has been with 717 for six years. In her new position, Davis will work with the consumer loan manager to direct the day-to-day operations of the loan production staff.
FACTOR JOINS POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT: Potential Development has brought Lori A. Factor to the newly created position of director of communications.
Factor brings 30 years of communications, public relations and marketing experience to the organization. She was most recently director of community engagement and events for Cliffe College of Youngstown State University and director of the YSU Summer Arts Festival.
She is a Youngstown native and 1985 graduate of YSU with a degree in advertising and public relations, and has held positions at Farmers National Bank, the former Youngstown Area Chamber of Commerce and the YSU Alumni Association.
iSYNERGY PROMOTES FROM WITHIN: Digital marketing agency iSynergy has promoted Jessica Ashcroft to vice president of content. With the addition of the role, Ashcroft will work to expand the department while continuing to help clients gain a better understanding of the digital marketing landscape.
She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has worked in the industry for nearly seven years. She has been with iSynergy for over three years. Previously, Ashcroft was a marketing coordinator in Pittsburgh, where she facilitated presentations, designed marketing materials, generated reports and researched prospect lists for sales.
WEARSCH JOINS FARMERS TRUST: Farmers Trust Company has expanded its team with the addition of attorney Meredith A. Wearsch as assistant vice president, trust administration for the company’s Boardman operations.
Wearsch brings with her experience focused on estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, and entity formation and income tax planning. Prior to joining Farmers, she practiced law in Los Angeles and is a licensed attorney in California and Florida.
COLEMAN HEALTH ADDS VP: Nicole Martin, a behavioral health physician in Northeast Ohio, has joined Coleman Health Services as its vice president of clinical strategy and innovation. She started work on September 6.
Martin of Aurora, most recently served as executive director of Silver Maple Recovery in Lorain. Before becoming executive director, Martin was director of external relations.
Her experience includes facilitating all state licensure, Medicaid enrollment and Joint Commission accreditation activities.
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