Startups invited to BBB seminarPublished: 6/15/11 @ 12:00
Startups invited to BBB seminar
Startup businesses that want to show off their product or service can attend a Better Business Bureau seminar from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday.
The BBB and Youngstown Business Incubator will host the session at the incubator, 241 W. Federal St.
Startup businesses can present their product or service to BBB-accredited businesses, which will offer suggestions or improvements.
For more information, call the BBB at 330-744-3111 or the incubator at 330-746-5003.
Free dry-cleaning of American flags
LaFrance Cleaners is offering customers free dry- cleaning services of American flags from now until the Fourth of July.
The “True Colors” program allows customers to bring their flags to any area location — Boardman, Canfield, Poland, Liberty or Youngstown — and have them cleaned and ready to display on the holiday.
“My grandfather, the founder of LaFrance, began cleaning flags for free immediately following World War II,” said Stephen Weiss, company president. “Our new ‘True Colors’ program carries on this tradition.”
Weiss said that for flags to be ready by July 4, customers should bring them in for cleaning no later than June 27.
6 groups awarded $5.3M in grants
Six organizations will receive a combined $5.3 million in grants from Fund for Our Economic Future.
The grants will sustain the work of the organizations, which are collaborating to implement Advance Northeast Ohio, an economic-competitiveness agenda.
Those receiving grants include MAGNET, the region’s manufacturing-advocacy group ($390,000) and Team Northeast Ohio, the region’s business-attraction organization ($745,000).