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Business showcase

Published: 1/10/13 @ 12:00


Business showcase

Columbiana

Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce invites residents and business owners to attend its Winter Business Showcase on Jan. 24 at The Links Banquet Center.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments, networking and brief presentations by five chamber members. There is no charge to chamber members and a $5 charge to prospective members. Contact the chamber office at 330-482-3822, or email info@columbianachamber.com for additional information. Reservations are not required.

Repair certification

youngstown

Home Builders and Remodelers Association of the Valley is sponsoring a lead-based paint renovation repair certification course with the Mahoning County Healthy Homes Lead Hazard Control Program.

The class will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Thursday at 108 Westchester Drive, Austintown.

Preregistration is required through the HBA office by calling 330-965-9779 or by emailing jennie@hbamv.org. The cost is $190 for members, $225 for nonmembers.

Obama to tap Lew

WASHINGTON

President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be his second-term secretary of the Treasury, turning to one of Washington’s most- knowledgeable budget experts to manage prickly fiscal negotiations with Congress and steer the still-shaky national economy.

Lew’s nomination, expected today, accelerates the overhaul of Obama’s top advisers, with new leaders at the Pentagon, State Department, Central Intelligence Agency and Labor Department. Obama also must replace Lew with a new chief of staff, and that could have a ripple effect through the West Wing’s senior ranks.

Vindicator staff/wire reports