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Thursday Chamber Event: The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts Good Morning, Trumbull. Thursdays from 7:30am to 9:00am at The Grand Pavilion, 9519 E. Market St., Warren.

The cost is $25 per member and $35 per non-member.

The keynote speaker will be Patti Zullo, Senior Director of Smart City Solutions at Spectrum and Charter Communications. Foxconn North America Vice President of Operations Rick Rajaie and Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda will also be speaking.

YSU Recognizes Alumni: Youngstown State University’s Warren P. Williamson School of Management will present its 2022 Alumni Awards at a reception on campus at Williamson Hall on October 14.

The winner is Sue Stricklin, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Simon Roofing. Henry Gomez, senior political reporter for NBC News. Eric Pittman, Program Division Director, US Food and Drug Administration. Corey Patrick, Director of the Entrepreneurial Services Program at Youngstown Business Incubator.

The reception will begin at 6:00 pm and the awards ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm. To attend, book online at by September 30th.

Booked to. The cost is $50. Call 330-941-3064 for details.

Voted Best Firms: Youngstown-based Cohen & Company was named one of the 50 Best Accounting Firms in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting for 2022.

Selected from approximately 600 US and Canadian companies that participated in the IPA’s 32nd Annual Survey and Company Analysis, each winner was ranked on more than 50 metrics. Key areas included producing superior results while planning for long-term sustainability and growth, and providing a successful future for both clients and staff.

VEC AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS: Electrical and general contractor VEC Inc. of Girard has announced its 2022 scholarship winners. All local students are Evan Davies, Lauren Meadows and Haley Protiva. Each receives a $500 scholarship.

Davis plans to attend Ohio University and major in finance. Meadows plans to major in Choral Music Education at Ohio State University, and Protiva plans to major in Nursing at the University of Tampa.

HD DAVIS CPA NO. 3 ONLIST: HD Davis CPAs in Liberty have been named Best Firm to Work For for the second year in a row by Accounting Today. This year, we were named the #3 Small Business to Work in the Nation.

Accounting Today is a national publication recognized as one of the leading accounting publications. Each year, we host a survey that is sent to companies nationwide to review information on company policies, procedures, diversity and more. It also collects employee satisfaction with benefits and work culture. Using this information, Accounting Today recognizes the top companies responding to surveys.

Company Unveils New Look: Girard-based Altronic LLC has rebranded with a new logo and color palette to showcase the company’s modern and innovative technological capabilities. The logo A with the lightning bolt also honors the original Altronic logo.

Altronic works with ignition, instrumentation and control systems for natural gas engines, compressors and was founded


AMERICA MAKES NOMINATES 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. Acting as a central strategic advisory board, they ensure that America Makes has the appropriate strategies, policies, and advocacy to achieve its mission.

The 2022-23 Executive Committee is Rachel Andrulonis, Director of Advanced Materials Research at the National Aviation Laboratory at Wichita State University. Edward D. Herderick, Director of Additive Manufacturing at The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. Stephanie Gaffney, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Program, Youngstown Business her incubator. Brian Meincke, Vice President, Global Business Development and Innovation Strategy, ASTM International. Melanie Lang, her CEO of FormAlloy. Nicholas Mule, Director of Additive Manufacturing at Boeing. Brian Rosenberger, Senior Technical Fellow at Lockheed Martin. And Zach Simkin, President, Senbol.

The government representative is Shawn Moylan, a mechanical engineer and project leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her Beth Ripley, deputy director of the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, said: Rick Russell, NASA’s NESC Technical Fellow for Materials, said:

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Ribbon Cutting Set: QUICKmed Urgent Care will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on Wednesday at its new location at 402 S. Chestnut St. in Ravenna. A local clinic opened last week to provide Ravenna residents with non-life-threatening medical services.

Free health checks for school-aged children are available until October 31st.

QUICKmed was founded in 2018 with its first location in Liberty. Ravenna is his ninth place.

MERIDIAN OPENS NEW OFFICE: Meridian HealthCare opens a new chiropractic office at 2894 Center Road, Poland.

The location is the former clinic of Dr. Christopher Cloutti, known as Back to Health Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, offering chiropractic and acupuncture services. Croutty remains in the office.

Chiropractic treatment and acupuncture services can be used to manage chronic pain, improve mobility/range of motion, and improve overall health.

Meridian has chiropractic offices in Howland and Youngstown.

New Restaurant Opens at EWM: King Cajun Seafood & Bar, the newest addition to the culinary lineup at the Eastwood Mall Complex, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The restaurant is located in a separate location on the east side of the mall complex, next to Steak ‘n Shake. The approximately 10,000-square-foot building previously housed another restaurant.

The space has been completely renovated with a new dining room and full bar. Dishes inspired by the cuisine of Louisiana and the Low Country feature prominently on the menu.

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717 Champion: Keri Davis was appointed Assistant Consumer Lending Manager and has been with 717 for six years. In her new role, Davis will work with the Consumer Finance Manager to direct the day-to-day operations of the loan production staff.

FACTOR JOINS POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT: Potential Development has appointed Lori A. Factor to the newly created position of Communications Director.

Factor brings 30 years of communications, public relations and marketing experience to the organization. Most recently, Youngstown State University Cliff served as Director of Community Engagements and Events for his College and Director of the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts.

Originally from Youngstown, she graduated from YSU in 1985 with a degree in advertising and public relations. She has held positions at the Farmers National Bank, Old Youngstown She Area Chamber of Commerce, and the YSU Alumni Association.

iSynergy promoted from within: Digital marketing agency iSynergy has promoted Jessica Ashcroft to VP of Content. With the addition of this role, Ashcroft will continue to work on expanding the division and helping clients better understand the digital marketing landscape.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has been working in the industry for nearly 7 years. She has been with her iSynergy for over 3 years. Previously, she was a marketing coordinator in Pittsburgh where she facilitated presentations, designed marketing materials, wrote reports, and researched sales prospect lists.

WEARSCH JOINS FARMERS TRUST: Farmers Trust Company expanded its team with Attorney Meredith A. Wearsch as Assistant Vice President to manage the trust of the company’s business at Boardman.

Wearsch brings experience focused on estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, entity formation and income tax planning. Prior to joining Farmers, he practiced law in Los Angeles and was admitted to practice in California and Florida.

COLEMAN HEALTH ADDS VP: Nicole Martin, a behavioral health clinician in Northeast Ohio, has joined Coleman Health Services as Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Innovation. She started working on September 6th.

Aurora’s Martin was most recently executive director of Lorraine’s Silver Maple Recovery. Before he became an Executive Director, Martin served as Director of External Relations.

Her experience includes facilitating all activities to obtain state licensure, Medicaid enrollment, and Joint Commission accreditation.

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