Brazilian students visiting the Valley

Brazilian students visiting the Valley


Master of business administration students and faculty from the University of S £o Paulo in Brazil are visiting Youngstown this week for the 12th annual business-study tour sponsored by the YSU Williamson College of Business Administration.

The USP group will be in the Youngstown area through Friday, touring local retail establishments such as Best Buy, Home Depot, Grove City Outlet Center, Sam’s Club, IKEA in Pittsburgh, and Krogers and Cabelas in West Virginia.

Seminars about business-to-business marketing, emerging trends in marketing communication, tools for strategic decision-making and business perspectives internationally as well as in the United States will be presented by YSU faculty and representatives from the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber during the Brazilians’ visit to the Valley.

“We are very excited about our partnership with the University of S £o Paulo and are looking forward to other joint ventures,” said Betty Jo Licata, WCBA dean.

High-schoolers to learn about business


More than 550 students from 18 high schools throughout the tri-county area will participate in BUSINESS 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University.

The event is sponsored by YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration and Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley.

Panel sessions will run concurrently from 10 a.m. to noon showcasing various aspects of business. Some of the participating businesses include AVI Food Systems, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Comprehensive Logistics, Hill, Barth & King, Cintas Corp., Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Cleveland, Packer Thomas, Seven Seventeen Credit Union and Aqua Ohio Inc.

Jason Cuddy, vice president of research and development with via680, will speak to students about setting goals, using their natural skills and learning what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

For more information, call Christine Shelton, coordinator of external relations for the WCBA, at 330-941-3068.

Australian court ends Qantas strike

CANBERRA, Australia

Qantas Airways could begin returning its grounded fleet to the skies as early as today after an Australian court intervened in a bitter labor dispute by ending strikes and canceling a staff lockout.

The arbitration court ruling is a major victory in the airline’s battle with unions whose rolling strikes have forced the cancellation of 600 flights in recent months, disrupted travel for 70,000 passengers and cost Qantas $75 million.

But the surprise grounding of all 108 planes Saturday, at a cost of $20 million a day, has hurt the Australian flagship’s reputation among the tens of thousand of passengers who have been stranded around the world.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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