Salute to Business
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is hosting a Salute to Business from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-13th, will be the featured speaker.
Those being honored are Dan Dickten of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport as business advocate of the year; Joel Mastervich of Vallourec Star as business professional of the year; Daniel Catullo of Catullo Prime Meats as entrepreneur of the year; and Stephanie Shaw of the Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education as nonprofit professional of the year.
Don Crane from the Western Reserve Building & Construction Trades Council and Millwright-Pile Driver No. 1871 will receive the salute to labor achievement.
Rolling Pig at YBI
The Rolling Pig Food Truck will be at the Youngstown Business Incubator selling lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rolling Pig is based in Middlefield and sells barbecue.
For more information, contact Rose Shaffer at YBI at email@example.com.
‘Stuff the Bus’ event
Huntington National Bank will host a “Stuff the Bus” event today with the United Way at 10 a.m.
Bank employees will join Huntington’s regional president Frank Hiero at Huntington’s downtown location at 23 Federal Plaza to fill a school bus with nearly 700 backpacks for children in need throughout the Mahoning Valley and Mercer County, Pa.
Big Lots provided the backpacks to Huntington at a reduced rate. After the bus is full, the United Way will deliver the school supplies to children throughout the region.
Meters paid for
The Home Savings and Loan Co. of Youngstown has paid for all the parking meters that surround the Youngstown State University campus during the first week of classes.
The meters were paid for starting Monday, and they will remain free of charge until Friday. The free meters are covered by white plastic bags from the bank.
This is the second year in a row Home Savings has paid for the meters for students and faculty it wishes to welcome back for another year.
The bank did not disclose how much it paid to cover the meters.
Wall Street rules
Three years after President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules, execution of the law is behind schedule with scores of regulations yet to be written, let alone enforced. Meeting privately with the nation’s top financial regulators Monday, Obama prodded them to act more swiftly.
The president’s push comes as the five-year anniversary of the nation’s financial near-meltdown approaches. The law, when passed in 2010, was considered a milestone in Obama’s presidency, a robust response to the crisis that led to a massive government bailout to stabilize the financial markets.
Vindicator staff/wire reports