July 31, 2021

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FREE HOME PURCHASE SEMINAR OFFERED: Cortland Bank is holding a free home buyer training seminar on May 20 at 6pm at the Georgeanna Parker Activity Center in Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road.

The 90-minute training session is designed to educate and empower potential home buyers to make smart financial decisions and compete effectively in one of the most competitive housing markets in recent history.

The seminar covers mortgage loan and how to qualify, the credit process and what to expect, the value of good credit and its implications, down payment requirements and the need for pre-approval. Also on the agenda are the various down payment and homebuyer qualification programs.

Pre-registration is not required but is recommended. To register, call 330-282-4139, email [email protected], or visit www.cortlandbank.com/register.

COVID-19 logs will be in place.

SHARON REGIONAL RECEIVES HIGH MARK: Sharon Regional Medical Center, a hospital owned by the Steward family, received an “A” rating in spring 2021, a national award for the hospital’s efforts to protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national monitoring organization committed to the quality and safety of health care. The Hospital Security Level assigns an A, B, C, D, or F rating to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital assessment program based solely on the prevention of medical errors and other harm to patients in their care by hospitals.

STUDENT DEGREE: The Professional Development Center, a division of Flying HIGH Inc., recently graduated in the spring with 42 people having earned credentials in a variety of professional fields including chemical addiction counselor assistants, registered nurses, and welders CDL truck driver.

At the ceremony, William “Guy” Burney, executive director of the Youngstown Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), received the first Eagle Award, which recognizes those who have made exceptional efforts to give people the opportunity to lose their lives improve and help community members work together.

The center has been offering vocational training since 2011. A new job placement welcome center opened last month, which local residents can enter and have access to immediate employment opportunities. The Welcome Center is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

TAPE CUTTING: Innovation Exhibits Inc. of Boardman, a maker of trade show displays, portable exhibition stands, banner stands and custom maker, recently held a major reopening to highlight new services, staff and website.

Founded in 1994, the company has added printing and graphics capabilities, including automotive graphics and graphic design.

The family business is run by co-owners Steve and Monica Gable. Vice President Sales and Marketing Alexis Santangelo; and Vice President of Operations Justin Gable.

DOMINION OFFERS WARRANTIES: Dominion Energy invites Ohio nonprofits to apply for grants of up to $ 25,000 to meet critical community needs. For the sixth year in a row, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has pledged $ 1 million to meet urgent human needs such as housing and housing, access to medicines and medical services, and food security.

Eligible organizations in target areas of Connecticut, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and other areas within Dominion Energy’s service area are eligible to apply for this year’s grants. Online applications are accepted until May 31 at 5:00 p.m.

Further information or an application is available at www.dominionenergy.com/communityneedsgrants.

ROBOTICS SEMINAR PLANNED: The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University is partnering with the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University to discuss how robotics and artificial intelligence can create opportunities for your business.

The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence webinar will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and the Drive Business Success Via Robots webinar for manufacturers on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Register for the Wednesday seminar at https://tinyurl.com/ykxcss5f and for the event on Thursday at https://tinyurl.com/pyv9d7cv.

DAPRILE NAMES AMONG FINANCIAL ADVISERS: Victor L. Daprile, an LPL Independent Financial Advisor at Daprile Financial in Canfield, was recently inducted into LPL’s Freedom’s Club. With more than 17,000 LPL affiliated consultants across the country, LPL recognizes selected consultants with this award, which is based on a consultant’s business success.

Daprile is affiliated with LPL Financial, the largest independent broker / dealer in the country.

PNC COMMITMENTS $ 88 BILLION: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is providing $ 88 billion in loans, investments, and other financial assistance to help create economic opportunities for low- and middle-income people and communities, people and communities of skin color as well as other underserved individuals and individuals improving communities over a four year period from January 2022

The Community Benefits Plan assumes a minimum of $ 47 billion in mortgage and home equity borrowing, a minimum of $ 26.5 billion in small business loans for community development loans and investments in all markets, and PNCs will raise at least $ 500 million to charitable causes, including sponsorships and philanthropic grants.

People in motion

PASCARELLA NAMED EVENTS MANAGER: Chelsea Pascarella was recently named Event Manager for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber.

Pascarella, who joined the chamber as event coordinator in 2018, is aiming for certification as an international corporate event planning professional and has monitored all events and aspects of the department herself over the past year.

Prior to joining the Chamber, she was the assistant marketing director at the Eastwood Mall Complex and also worked as the assistant manager of a local bridal shop.

GRIFFITH AGENCY COMES TO THE TEAM: The Griffith Agency in Girard has expanded its team by hiring Angel Ezzo as its newest insurance agent.

Born and raised in Girard, Ezzo returns to her hometown after living in Arizona. She earned her associate degree from Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

Founded in 1910, the agency is an auto, home, life and business agency.

COLDWELL BANKER EVENBAY ADDS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS: Katie Hionas has joined the real estate team at Coldwell Banker Evenbay Real Estate.

Hionas recently returned to the Mahoning Valley from California and started selling real estate at Coldwell Banker EvenBay, where she was a broker, before moving west.

It will provide real estate services in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and the surrounding areas.

DOCTOR JOINS PEDIATRIC STAFF: Dr. Allison Burke joined Akron Children’s Hospital as a child and adolescent psychologist at the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center.

Previously, Burke was a psychologist at the Mercy Kids Autism Center and the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center in St. Louis.

She comes from Canton.

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