Education instituteannual dinner Feb. 9
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Industrial Information Institute for Education Inc. will hold its 57th annual dinner meeting Feb. 9 at Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave., Boardman.
The guest speaker is Georgia Berner, president and chief executive officer, Berner International Corp., New Castle, Pa.
The deadline for reservations is Feb. 1. A cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Dinner tickets are $50 each. Call (330) 941-2314 for more information.
Craft classes available
YOUNGSTOWN -- The North Star-Patchwork Training Center prepares people for home-based entrepreneurship. The center offers training in quilting, designer doll making and other crafts and conducts classes in writing business plans and finding financing through banks and government loans and grants.
Individuals with low income or limited skills or who are unemployed may call the center director, the Rev. Lillie B. North, at (330) 744-4064 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.
Sky plans liability session
BOARDMAN -- Sky Insurance will offer another in a series of Sky at Work seminars for human resource staffers, risk managers, chief financial officers and supervisors.
The workshop, "Employment Practices Liability," takes place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn Boardman, 7410 South Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
John Wingerter, who has more than 20 years of experience in employee benefits and insurance, will present the program.
Although there is no charge, seating is limited. Reservations for the workshop are due by Feb. 4.
For more information, call Wingerter at (888) 576-7900, Ext. 7994, or send him an e-mail at john.wingerter@skyfi.com.
Women's boutique opens
HOWLAND -- Mi Lady Shoppe, women's clothing and accessory boutique, is open and doing business in the Market Place, 5000 East Market St.
The owner, Kim Ahladis, has 20 years of experience in the women's clothing business. Mi Lady Shoppe will offer two Canadian lines this spring, Louben and Joseph Ribkoff, in addition to featuring designs from New York and Florida.
For more information, call (330) 654-0098.
Colgan may fly to D.C.
JOHNSTOWN -- An airline that provides service to Altoona and Johnstown is considering a plan that would swap Pittsburgh International Airport and Dulles International Airport for connecting flights.
Colgan Air is considering five options to boost ridership, and two would send travelers to Washington, D.C. Two other options include reduced flights to Pittsburgh and a fifth would send Altoona flights to Washington and Johnstown flights to Pittsburgh.
Vindicator staff/wire reports

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