Erik Carlson has been named PALO Creative of Youngstown’s business-development manager for the Chicago/Midwest region.

Since 2000, Carlson has been in account executive positions with information technology services providers in the greater Chicago area. In that time, he’s led successful sales efforts to companies ranging from one- to two-person operations up to 10,000 employees.

In recent months, PALO’s president and CEO Rob Palowitz has made several personal trips to the Chicago area. After developing a network of professional contacts in the city, as well as surrounding areas, he’s seen opportunities where his Youngstown-based agency can make an impact. PALO Creative is a full-service advertising and digital-media agency based in the Youngstown area since 1999.


ISynergy, a marketing agency in Youngstown, recently hired Chris Anthony as senior web designer.

Anthony brings a strong focus on front-end web design while also expanding iSynergy’s in-house video production and editing capabilities.


As a business leader and involved citizen in Austintown, Allstate exclusive agency owner, Todd Stovall, has been designated as an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017.

The agency is located at 5669 Mahoning Ave., Suite B in Austintown.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon 26 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. The Premier Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience while achieving outstanding business results.

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