Former editor joins Regional Chamber
Guy Coviello has joined the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber as vice president of government affairs. In this role, he will be responsible for representing the interests of the chamber and the business community with federal, state and local elected officials, as well as handling all news-media relations.
“We look forward to the contributions Guy will make to our team and membership. His talent and years of experience in the media realm serve to enhance the efforts of the Regional Chamber,” said Tom Humphries, president and CEO.
Coviello was the editor of the Tribune Chronicle in Warren, having started in 1984.
New Dollar General
The grand opening of Dollar General’s new store, 2002 S. Raccoon Road, will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday. There will be special deals and free prizes at the event.
The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.
Dollar General’s new location’s features include seasonal products featured in the center of the store, recognizable departments with visible signage and coolers at the front of the store.
YNDC gets grant
The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. received a $124,429 Technical Assistance Grant from the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund.
The fund makes awards of up to $125,000 under the technical-assistance component to allow established entities seeking to become certified CDFIs with the U.S. Treasury to build their capacity to provide affordable financial products and services to low-income communities and families.
Once certified, YNDC can leverage public and private funds to provide critical financial products and services for housing, neighborhood revitalization, and small-business development throughout the city, said Ian Beniston, YNDC executive director.
Vindicator staff reports