Business briefs

YSU HOSTS TECH WORKSHOPS: Youngstown State University will host “Technology Takes the Wheel,” a series of seminars focused on the future of autonomous vehicles, and a one-day workshop to explore opportunities in space-based technology markets.

The autonomous vehicle series starts at

8 a.m. Nov. 13 in the auditorium of Williamson Hall.

The deadline to register is Nov. 8. Register online at https://forms.gle/2BHhQ7Hn292pUxqV6.

The space workshop will take place Nov. 5 and will look at common challenges companies face in growing their space-based technology businesses. It will be in the DeBartolo Stadium Club on campus.

Registration fee is $35. Students are free. For more information and to register, visit https://www.spacefoundation.org.

BOARDMAN RESTAURANT MANAGER HONORED: Keri Donchess, a service manager at LongHorn Steakhouse in Boardman, has been presented with the Manager of the Year award. She was selected by senior leadership as one of the seven recipients from the more than 515 service managers nationwide.

The award recognizes managers who have a passion for providing quality service and show commitment to developing team members.

AKRON CHILDREN’S NAMES PLAYROOM: Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is honoring the generosity of Dairy Queen franchise owners in the Mahoning Valley and western Pennsylvania with an honorary naming of a pediatric playroom as the Local Dairy Queen Families & Fans Playroom.

Over the last 10 years, local Dairy Queen locations have raised $250,000 through Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers such as Miracle Treat Day, Free Cone Day, register coin canisters, fall round and summer balloon sales.

A recognition ceremony was scheduled totake place Friday at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Beeghly campus in Boardman.

New Businesses

FITZ FRAMES CUTS RIBBON: Los Angeles-based Fitz Frames, which manufactures children’s eyewear using 3-D printing technology, is in its manufacturing space on the Youngstown Business Incubator campus.

Founded earlier this year by co-CEOs Heidi Hertel and Gabriel Schlumberger, the company chose Youngstown for its manufacturing operation because of the area’s reputation for 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

After the glasses are ordered, Fitz Frames will 3D-print the frames at its new space in the incubator.

People on the Move

ONE HEALTH OHIO ADDS DENTIST: ONE Health Ohio has brought on Dr. Chadi Bachour, who will provide basic dental services to patients of all ages at ONE Health Ohio at Northside Dental Center, 500 Gypsy Lane, Medical Building. Services include hygiene cleanings, dental exams, fillings, extractions and x-rays.

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Business briefs

PIA CAREER FAIR MOVES LOCATION: The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) has moved its career fair Tuesday from its campus to the main terminal of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, 1453 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Vienna.

The event is 9 to 11 a.m. and will feature representatives from several employers for jobs in aviation maintenance.

Companies attending include Air Wisconsin, Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Bombardier, CommutAir, Constant Aviation, Endeavor Air, GE Aviation, HDI Landing Gear (Heroux DevTek), PSA Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, Republic Airways and SkyWest Airlines.

New Businesses

MOTORCYCLE SHOP GETS NEW OWNER: Youngstown Cycle Supply, 6915 Market St., Boardman, founded in 1969 by Jim Nadasky, was recently bought by longtime customer Adam Pratt. Pratt is expanding by adding custom painting and airbrushing, while also keeping motorcycle parts and service under the new name, Youngstown Cycle and Speed.

The store will also offer custom made steel cut-out signs.

URGENT CARE CENTER OPENS: QuickMed Urgent Care, 3499 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, is locally owned and developed to fill in the gaps in access to medical care in Trumbull County. The site is equipped with digital x-ray, onsite lab services and can treat people of all ages.

The center also offers occupational health through partnering with local employers and employees to fulfill physical work requirements and drug screenings.

People on the Move

EMPLOYEE MOVES AT ACCOUNTING FIRM: Certified public accounting and advising firm, Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, LLC in Canfield, has announced four promotions and the addition of two new accountants.

Jessie C. Wright, CPA, CVA, CGMA, was promoted to manager. Wright, who joined the firm in May 2012 as an accountant, is a 2005 graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She earned her master’s degree in business administration in 2006 from YSU.

Promoted to senior accountant were Bryant J. Croach, Lauren R. Martauz and Nico P. Saborse.

Croach, who joined the firm as a YSU intern in 2017 and became a full-time member of the accounting team in 2018, graduated from YSU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is pursuing his master’s in accountancy at YSU and studying for the CPA exam.

Martauz, a member of the firm’s accounting team since 2016, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is a CPA candidate and is pursuing her CPA license.

Saborse also joined the company in 2016 as an accountant. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from YSU and is studying for the CPA exam.

New members to the firm are Eric E. Ehrenberg and Nicholas A. Dastoli. Ehrenberg, a graduate of Mount Union with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, joins as a senior accountant. Dastoli, who has a degree in business administration from Kent State University, joins as an accountant.

DOCTOR JOINS LOCAL HOSPITAL SYSTEM: Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group have added Dr. Anthony Russo, who is board-certified in internal medicine. He has a clinical interest in sports medicine and geriatric care, and will rotate as a hospitalist at the medical center and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital.

Russo completed an internal medicine residency with Western Reserve Health Education, a Steward teaching affiliate, and is now a member of Steward Medical Group. He is accepting new patients at Steward Primary Care, Mahoning County, 1450 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown.

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