NAPLES, Fla. -- F.N.B. Corporation, holding company for Metropolitan National Bank in Youngstown and First National Bank in Hermitage, Pa., has been named a Dividend Achiever by Mergent Inc., which provides global business and financial information on publicly traded companies. This annual recognition is based on the corporation's consistently outstanding record of increased dividend performance.
Since its incorporation in 1974 the company has increased dividend payments for 28 consecutive years. The company's third quarter 2002 cash dividend of 22 cents per share represents a 10% increase over last year's third quarter dividend. Of the more than 10,000 companies tracked in Mergent's U.S. equity database, only 282 have increased regular dividends for at least 10 consecutive calendar years. F.N.B. ranks 49th overall.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Flonnoya James Franklin, a registered representative with Edward Jones based in Youngstown, has been named to the Captain's Club by PLANCO, a wholesaler of investment and insurance products. The designation is reserved for representatives who produce more than $1 million in sales in a calendar year.
SHARON, Pa. -- JaneCo's Sensible Solutions, a provider of professional r & eacute;sum & eacute;s, business correspondence and career coaching services, has had several of its r & eacute;sum & eacute;s selected for inclusion in a new book titled "America's Top R & eacute;sum & eacute;s for American Top Jobs." Jane Roqueplot is the owner of the Sharon, Pa. based company.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Fireline, a manufacturer of industrial ceramic products for the aerospace industry, has been designated by the Ohio Department of Development as "stop" on the eCorridor under a program designed to promote technology entrepreneurship and innovation across the state. Roger Jones is president of the company, which is based on Andrews Avenue in Youngstown. Businesses included in the ODOD eCorridor program will be promoted and included in national and regional campaigns highlighting the state of Ohio.