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NEXT MONTH’S CHAMBER EVENT: The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber’s annual Business Greeting will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. September 1 at the Eastwood Events Center in the Eastwood Mall.

The cost is $40 per member and $50 per member.

The event will honor local business leaders and chamber member businesses celebrating milestone birthdays in 2022. It is also the official kickoff of the Canfield Fair and Youngstown State University football.

The main speaker is Gen. Michael Brogan (Gr.), who retired from the Marine Corps in 2011 after serving honorably for 31 years. His main responsibility was to oversee and maintain the supply chain for American forces in the Middle East. A decorated general, Brogan is one of the military’s foremost authorities on equipment procurement and supply chain management.

YBI INSPIRES FUTURE CHANGERS: Students from the Youngstown Parks and Recreation Summer Camps program recently participated in Lemonade Day, a national program that teaches children the basics of entrepreneurship.

The students participated in a four-week program with Youngstown Business Incubator’s Youth Entrepreneurship (YE) program to learn how to create their own lemonade recipe and stand, and set up their business.

With the support of Lemonade Day’s national entrepreneurial and experiential program, youth in grades K-8 can earn their own money, learn valuable skills that equip them for life and contribute to a cause they care about.

Students participated in four weeks of entrepreneurship education and presented their small businesses on the final day of the program where their lemonade stands were opened to the public. They were able to create their own business names, flavors, marketing materials and more.

The YE program creates economic opportunities for young people aged 9 to 18 in Youngstown by teaching them the basics of entrepreneurship.

MVMC TO RECEIVE ARP MONEY: The Mahoning Valley Coalition of Manufacturers is set to receive $930,000 over the next three years as part of the Ohio Manufacturers Association’s $23.4 million award from the US Economic Development Administration’s Save America Plan Good Jobs Act Challenge program.

The association is the lead applicant and system lead entity – and one of 32 programs out of 509 applicants nationwide – to receive a share of $500 million in federal funds aimed at getting Americans in back to work by strengthening workforce partnerships that lead to good-. paid jobs.

MVMC is among OMA’s network of statewide manufacturing industry sector partnerships that will receive funding from this grant to deliver specific recruitment and upskilling elements of the association’s workforce development action plan in the Mahoning Valley.

Sheely’s GIVES: Sheely’s Furniture and Appliances has donated $8,006 to Habitat for Humanity, splitting the money equally between Habitat for Humanity of the Mahoning Valley and Habitat for Humanity of Portage County.

This fundraising event driven by Sheely’s was held through the second quarter of 2022 at its Aurora and North Lima locations. Sheely has matched every donation received, and incentivized customers to donate by providing a $100 discount on every eligible purchase.

LOCAL BANK NAMED TO BEST EMPLOYERS LIST: Farmers National Bank was recently named a 2022 Best Employers in Ohio, according to the annual Best Employers in Ohio list created by Best Companies Group in partnership with Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio by Crain. – Cleveland.

The statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Ohio, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.

The 2022 list includes 47 companies.

BON SECOURS MERCY HEALTH RECOGNITION: Bon Secours Mercy Health has received two prestigious national recognitions for its commitment to supporting, developing and promoting women leaders throughout its health system that spans seven states and includes 50 hospitals and 60,000 employees.

Seramount, a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, recently named BSMH a “Top 10 Company for Executive Women” and a “Best Company for Multicultural Women” on for 2022.

Women leaders represent more than 51 percent of Bon Secours Mercy Health’s top leaders who are responsible for leading and establishing key components of the health system’s strategy.

Bon Secours Mercy Health has three major hospitals in the Mahoning Valley: St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren, all of which have women, Kathleen Harley, Genie Aubel and Char Wray, respectively, as presidents.

NEW FELLOWSHIP AVAILABLE: St. John’s Hospital will Elizabeth Youngstown offers new addiction medicine fellowship to physicians.

The program recently received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The one-year program will be open to physicians who have completed an ACGME accredited residency and are interested in providing care to individuals struggling with substance use disorders.

Mercy Health addiction medicine fellows will receive training to treat patients with substance abuse and behavioral disorders in the following areas: acute detox long-term pharmacotherapeutic treatments, abstinence-based recovery models, harm reduction recovery models, motivational interviewing, 12-Step facilitation, assessment substance abuse for individuals receiving medical and psychiatric hospital services and the assessment and treatment of substance abuse and pain patients.

Once open, the program will operate from a new medical center on Belmont Avenue – the site of the old VA clinic building. Mercy Health is renovating the 25,000 square foot building.

SEPHORA OPENS AT KOHL’S: The Kohl’s store in the Eastwood Mall is among 400 across the US that have or will add a Sephora. The local Sephora opened on Wednesday.

Set to debut in fall 2021, Sephora at Kohl’s features a 2,500-square-foot space, which mimics the look and feel of a standalone Sephora. At every Kohl’s Sephora location, customers will find a variety of premium makeup, skin care, hair and fragrance brands, as well as innovations in clean beauty and self-care.

FOUNDATION MOVES ENDOWMENT: The Hubbard High School Alumni Association Foundation has agreed to move its $175,000 endowment to the YSU Foundation to manage the fund, recognize future donations and distribute funds on behalf of the association.

The fund’s mission remains to support Hubbard High School graduates as they pursue post-secondary education. This fund reflects the growing scope and impact of the YSU Foundation: to assist donors and entities seeking to impact education at all levels in the Mahoning Valley.

While the endowment for these scholarships is held at the YSU Foundation, students may attend any college or vocational school of their choice.

By merging the association’s foundation funds with the YSU Foundation, whose funds exceed $300 million, the association’s investments will grow exponentially to be able to award more scholarships and advanced scholarships.

DOCTOR JOINS: Dr. Aaron Deol with Austintown Podiatry Associates recently.

Deol, who grew up in Solon, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Akron. He is a graduate of Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence and completed his surgical residency training at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance.

His training has included all aspects of conservative and surgical foot and ankle care.

AGENT JOINS REAL ESTATE COMPANY ROLE: Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate recently brought Jerri Florio, Realtor and associate broker to its team of real estate professionals.

Florio joins Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate with more than 40 years of experience. It was licensed in 1975 and has been serving northeast Ohio ever since.

She has owned and managed a brokerage, as well as sat on various real estate boards and committees as president, president-elect, chair, co-chair and other positions at the local, state and national levels. Also, she has received the Graduate, REALTOR Institute and Accredited Buyer Representative designations through the National Association of Realtors.

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