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awards, achievements

Perigee Business Technologies of Youngstown has received the 2012 Top Sales Performance Award by Samsung Business Communications Systems. The award is presented annually by Samsung’s management team to the top 12 dealers in North America. Perigee provides businesses with Samsung’s business telephone systems.

Cohen & Company, a regional accounting firm, has been recognized as a company helping to drive a strong local economy. The firm was recently awarded with the 2013 NEO Success Award, which recognizes the top-performing companies in Northeast Ohio based on sales, growth and profitability.

Mr. D’s Delicious Fresh Foods, a grocery store in Brookfield, recently received the Pinnacle Award from the Ohio Grocer’s Association. The industry award is granted to venues based on operational excellence and significant contribution to Ohio’s food industry. It is awarded to both single-store operators and multi-store operators annually.

real estate

Howard Hanna, president of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has been named to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World board of directors.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is a network of the top 550 independent, local and regional international brokerage firms in the residential real-estate business.


United Community Financial Corp., parent-company of The Home Savings and Loan Co. of Youngstown, has welcomed Marty E. Adams as its newest member of both the UCFC and Home Savings board of directors. Adams has more than 30 years of bank business management experience. A graduate of West Liberty University, Adams has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree from the Franciscan University in Steubenville.

marketing and communications

Farris Marketing of Boardman has been retained by Becker Funeral Homes for its marketing needs. Becker will use Farris for a comprehensive marketing program, including rebranding, TV commercials and several other outreach projects.

Vista Care Centers also recently retained Farris for similar services.

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