Tech initiative aims to help nonprofits

Tech initiative aims to help nonprofits


DRS, an information- technology consulting firm in Youngstown, announced Tuesday a new initiative that will provide tens of thousands of dollars in technology equipment and support to local nonprofits.

The initiative will provide at least $30,000 in technology equipment and services to a nonprofit that needs the assistance to grow and continue to serve the community. The winner also will receive a website makeover donated by PALO Creative. Four other finalists will each receive an in-depth analysis of their technology systems and a technology roadmap to guide future efforts. The package for finalists is valued at $4,000. Ohio-based nonprofits with a 501(c)3 designation are eligible to enter.

The initiative officially will kick off at the Northeast Ohio Technology Summit on May 9.

Organizations can register for the technology giveaway at the summit May 9 at Youngstown State University School of Business. To register for the NEO Technology Summit, visit and click on the calendar of events.

Chamber session at Covelli canceled


The Youngstown/ Warren Regional Chamber announced Tuesday that the Business Training Institute session titled “Hidden Talents Diversify the Workforce” has been canceled. The chamber did not say why.

The event was scheduled for today at the YSU Community Room at the Covelli Centre.

Job fair to focus on energy industry


U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and the Youngstown/ Warren Regional Chamber will host an energy-jobs fair Monday.

The job fair will provide an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities with oil and gas extraction, exploration and distribution industries and their suppliers.

It will take place at the Boardman Holiday Inn, at 7410 South Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to register for the event, visit

FNB reports profit

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First National Bank of Pennsylvania reported a first-quarter profit of $28.5 million, or 20 cents per share, Tuesday.

That’s up from the first quarter of March 2012 when the company made a profit of $21.6 million, or 15 cents per share.

Loan-growth momentum continued, with average loans growing $140.8 million, or at a 7.1 percent annual growth rate. The bank also added customers as deposits increased and reduced its provision for loan losses to $7.5 million from $9.3 million a year earlier.

On average, 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit of 21 cents per share for the quarter.

Vindicator staff reports

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