Small business UPDATE | Turnpike director to tackle regional chamber

Also integrated in present day report are Burgan Genuine Estate, Sweeney Chevrolet, Hidden Treasure Bins and the East Central AAA.

NEWTON FALLS — Ferzan Ahmed, Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Fee director, will offer an update on the Ohio Turnpike’s modernization designs all through the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Lattes & Legislators event scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 8) at Roby Lee’s Restaurant.

The Turnpike performs a important position in the movement of Mahoning Valley commuters and commerce with 7 exits amongst the Pennsylvania point out line and Newton Falls. Ahmed will discuss the Mahoning Valley effort to develop the Lordstown Logistics Hub to use electric, autonomous and connected mobility as a catalyst for financial growth.

The turnpike plays a role in the effort to capitalize on investments previously built by Homegoods, Lordstown Motors Co., Ultium Cells — the partnership among LG Chem and Standard Motors — and numerous other companies.

Chamber promotes administrators,
hires govt coordinator

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has promoted two staffers and hired a new govt coordinator.

Becky Litowitz has been named director of Member Solutions. She will consider on a greater role in managing the organization’s value-conserving packages and products and services for associates — including health treatment, electrical power, shipping and delivery and business office supplies — while continuing to interact with the Chamber’s in the vicinity of-2,400 customers and support with their wants.  

Litowitz, who has been with the business considering that 1998, formerly served as customer assistance manager. The Boardman resident graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Basic Scientific studies from Youngstown State University and is a graduate of the Mahoning County Occupation & Specialized Center’s Adult Schooling program for Experienced Methods.

Shea MacMillan has been named director of Financial Advancement Initiatives. Since becoming a member of the Chamber in November 2017, he has managed 11 growth and attraction jobs, resulting in much more than $2.3 billion of expense in serious estate and machinery and machines, the generation of 1,215 new jobs and the retention of 587 positions. The lifelong resident of Niles graduated Magna Cum Laude from Youngstown Condition College, earning his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Economics.

Jenna Tyger joined the Chamber workforce as government coordinator on Nov. 1. She will present a array of administrative and managerial assistance to the president & CEO while overseeing place of work administration, preparing reports and information evaluation, coordinating several jobs and doing the job with interior management and staff members, as effectively as outside the house shoppers and suppliers. 

Tyger delivers a prosperity of know-how to the Regional Chamber, obtaining spent 7 decades operating as a senior complex author and editor at the Westinghouse Electric Enterprise in Cranberry, Pa., before becoming a member of the Neighborhood Action Agency of Columbiana County as government administrative assistant and site administrator and Farm and Dairy/Lyle Publishing as advertisement coordinator and duplicate editor.

She been given a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Youngstown Condition University and a Grasp of Experienced Composing from Chatham College.

Burgan Authentic Estate
hires Babcock

CANFIELD — Cortland native Savannah Babcock is the newest addition to the Burgan Genuine Estate team. 

For 4 a long time, she competed in numerous competitions and done in two bodybuilding shows. A veteran, Babcock  served  as a United Point out Marine for eigh years, continuing to contend in exercise competitions. 

Even though she found a profession in health-related billing and coding following her service, she felt she experienced considerably more to give and commit to with her vocation.  

“It is not really normally to fulfill someone that just blows you absent,” mentioned Patrick Burgan, broker and co-owner of Burgan Actual Estate. “When Savannah and I sat down, I was not only appreciative of all that she has attained already, together with serving our nation, but realized that this unique had a main feeling of values we look for at Burgan Authentic Estate.

“I also understood that she was not likely to be outworked by any one for her consumers, her group or her relatives,” Burgan reported. “I know that what ever she says she is going to accomplish she is heading to do it far better than she promised.”

Sweeney Chevrolet launches
Operation Santa

BOARDMAN—  From now via Dec. 31, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is pledging revenue from new auto income to a regional charity as section of its once-a-year Operation Santa campaign.

For each individual new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC bought, Sweeney will donate $50 to Job MKC (formerly Creating Youngsters Count). Funds lifted will go towards Job MKC’s plans that provide positive emotional encounters to young children and their families by supporting everyday requires, boosting self esteem and lifting spirits. 

“Project MKC will work with our most vulnerable population, our Valley’s small children, and the money lifted from Procedure Santa will go straight to fund community programs that strengthen their quality of everyday living and give them hope toward a excellent long run,” said Alexa Sweeney Blackann, president, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, in a information launch.

Last year’s benefiting non-revenue, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, been given $32,800 from the marketing campaign. Considering that 2013, Sweeney has donated more than $150,000 from the Procedure Santa marketing campaign to community charities.

Concealed Treasure Bins
set for ribbon chopping

BOARDMAN — A ribbon-chopping ceremony is prepared for 10 a.m. Friday at Hidden Treasure Bins, 6791 Southern Blvd.

Concealed Treasure Bins is a bin keep whose tagline is “Fun and Pleasant Bargains.” The store provides a wide wide variety of items in an upbeat atmosphere. From espresso makers to motor vehicle components, microwaves to mascara and a whole lot more, you in no way know what you will obtain in the handmade bins.

The retail outlet re-stocks on Friday and Saturday evenings with a vast array of important and desirable merchandise. For a lot more information, visit or contact Chuck Hoyt at 330-333-2451.

Gas selling prices drop
5 cents for every gallon

YOUNGSTOWN — The common price tag for gasoline throughout Northeast Ohio is 5 cents less expensive this 7 days at $1.919 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Price Report.

The price listed here is averaging $1.906 and $1.856 in Niles.

At calendar year back, the ordinary price was $2.584 in Northeast Ohio.

Following the Thanksgiving vacation, the countrywide gas value common is 2 cents a lot more pricey this week at $2.12. Today’s normal is two cents cheaper than final month, and 46 cents much less expensive than final calendar year.

Motorists can uncover latest gas rates nationwide, statewide, and countywide at

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