Discussing saving on credit-card processing

Discussing saving on credit-card processing


Mary Jo Kubiak of Heartland Payment Systems, one of the largest credit-card processors in the world, will join the Business Network International’s Meeting Success chapter at noon Wednesday at Los Gallos Mexican Restaurant, 685 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Kubiak will discuss what business owners can do to save money on their credit-card processing in 2014.

For information on the meeting or the chapter, contact Kathy Cottrill at 330-518-0956 or at kathycottrill@zoominternet.net.

Taking applications for apprenticeships


The Roofers Joint Apprenticeship Program of the Mahoning Valley will accept applications for a class of roofers from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 to Nov. 22.

To obtain and submit an application, visit The Builders Association, 1372 Southeast Youngstown-Kingsville Road.

Applicants must bring a transcript of high school grades or General Educational Development test scores, a military service certificate (if applicable) and a valid driver’s license.

Detail-shop owner invited to co-host


Mike Sodomora, owner of Mike’s Prestige Detailing in Youngstown, has been invited to co-host the annual Detailers Meet & Greet at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The SEMA show attracts auto manufacturers, distributors and detailers. It is one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, highlighting new auto products, mobile electronics, technology and car-care accessories.

Goodyear Tire’s 3Q profit increases


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s third-quarter profit rose 51 percent on strong performances in Latin America and North America.

Akron-based Goodyear said it earned $166 million, or 62 cents per share, for the July-September period. Excluding charges, Goodyear earned 68 cents per share, beating the Wall Street estimate by 1 cent.

Revenue fell 6 percent, to $5 billion from $5.26 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected higher sales of $5.27 billion.

The company sold more tires in North America and was aided by a shift in Latin America to higher-value replacement tires.

IRS documents cited in UPMC case


The city of Pittsburgh is citing Internal Revenue Service documents to counter the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s assertion in a challenge to its nonprofit status that it has no employees.

The city is trying to collect payroll and property taxes estimated at $20 million a year from UPMC, saying the system shouldn’t be treated like a charity because it doesn’t act like one.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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