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Business briefs and People on the Move

WEALTH ADVISORY RECOGNIZED: William J. Miner, senior vice president and senior financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Canfield, has been named a best-in-state wealth adviser by Forbes.

This is the third year in a row Miner, of Lowellville, has been named a top wealth adviser. He was named to Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” and Forbes / SHOOK “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list in 2018. He was also named to the Forbes / SHOOK list in 2017.

Miner, who has been in the financial services industry since 1999 and with Merrill Lynch for 12 years, is among 41 advisers in Ohio on the list.

Each advisor is chosen based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including in-person interviews, industry experience, compliance records, revenue produced and assets under management.

Miner, who earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from Youngstown State University, is married with three children.

HOSPITAL SEEKS COLLEGE STUDENTS: Akron Children’s Hospital is looking for college students for the 2020 Summer Pediatric Research Scholars program.

Hosted by the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, the 10-week program is for college sophomores and juniors considering careers in a wide range of health care professions, including physicians, advance practice providers, pharmacists, therapists, nurses, medical scientists and researchers.

Students begin the program in early June and commit to working at least 24 hours per week at the hospital on their research study. Each student is paired with an experienced clinical investigator who mentors the student while conducting a specific clinical research project.

In addition, students have opportunities to shadow clinical teams in various hospital departments, ranging from the neonatal intensive care unit to sports medicine. Students also attend a simulation workshop at the Austen Simulation Center. At the conclusion, research scholars present their project findings to peers, mentors, hospital staff and family members.

A stipend for the program is given as a paid scholarship to each student’s college or university. Participants are responsible for their own housing and accommodations.

Applications are being accepted through Nov. 8.The application must include two reference letters, essays and a resume. To apply, visit www.akronchildrens.org/sprs.

A selective interview process will be conducted after the conclusion of the application period. Previous formal research experience is not required.

CHEMICAL BANK PICKS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT FOR WORK: Forty-three volunteers from Chemical Bank will teach programs to 483 students in kindergarten to eighth grade at Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley today at Stambaugh Charter Academy.

Their service project is part of the national Chemical Bank Cares Day, an employee in-service day.

Students will receive age-appropriate lessons in money management, introduction to entrepreneurship and work readiness principles.

YSU ALUMS RECOGNIZED: Four alumni of the Warren P. Williamson Jr. College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University were recognized Thursday at the college’s 24th annual alumni banquet.

Recipients of 2019 WCBA Outstanding Alumni Awards included David Coy, president / general manager of WKBN / WYFX-TV and WYTV / MyYTV, Outstanding Business Alumnus; Lisa Metzinger, partner, Cohen & Company, Outstanding MBA Alumna; Todd Finn, assistant vice president, Farmers Trust Company, Outstanding Recent Alumnus; and Michael Metzinger, manager, Hill, Barth & King, LLC, Outstanding Recent Alumnus.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TO HONOR ORGANIZATIONS / VOLUNTEERS: Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley will hold its recognition awards during a breakfast event 7:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Stambaugh Room at Boardman Park.

Those being recognized include AT&T as an education partner, Butech Bliss as the centennial partner, Woodforest National Bank and Youngstown State University’s Pi Sigma Epsilon as volunteer organization partner, Cortland Bank and Pizza Joe’s for program and special events partner, and Aubrey Blews, Cardinal Credit Union, and Elaine Rousseau-Kothera, Debbie Kreatsoulas, and Chad Vavpetic, AXA Advisors, as individual volunteers.

People on the Move

HOSPITAL WELCOMES NEW DOCTOR: Dr. Amber Hicks-Thibodeau, board-certified in family medicine with a clinical interest in obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics, has joined Trumbull Regional Medical Center, part of Steward Health Care.

She is a member of Steward Medical Group Steward Primary Care & OB, Youngstown, and at Steward Primary Care, Austintown.

She completed her residency in family medicine with Western Reserve Health Education and earned her medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine in New York.

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