Business briefs

GOOD MORNING AUSTINTOWN: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s first Good Morning breakfast of 2020 will highlight Austintown and what’s been happening in one of the largest townships in Mahoning County.

The event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course on state Route 46.

Scheduled to speak are Trustee Jim Davis, Austintown Local Schools Superintendent Dave Cappuzzello, director of the Austintown Senior Center Jim Henshaw and supervisor of the township’s parks department Todd Schaffer.

GOODWILL OPENS HUBBARD STORE: Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has opened a new store and donation center at 619 W. Liberty St., Hubbard.

The location is the ninth local store for the nonprofit’s retail presence, which stretches across five counties in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The Goodwill stores operate primarily on donated goods, but the Youngstown-based organization recently expanded its offerings to include a selection of new merchandise in every store.

The Hubbard store and donation center is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

LATTES WITH JOHNSON: U.S. Congresman Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, will be at the Canfield Public Library to discuss issues 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 30 as part of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Lattes and Legislators series.

The cost is $10 per person.

ASSOCIATION PICKS OFFICERS: The Boardman Civic Association has picked its officers for 2020. They are Tommy Testa, president; Meg Harris, vice president, Mark Luke, secretary; and Jeff Barone, treasurer.

The association’s events for next year are a candidates and issues forum Feb. 20, community awards dinner March 16, scholarship awards dinner May 7, candidates and issues dinner Sept. 21 and business mixer Oct. 19.

People on the Move

FORMER YSU STAFFER TAPPED: Following a national search, Dr. Debra L. Fitzsimons, originally from Hermitage, Pa., has been selected vice president for administration and finance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She begun work at IUP on Dec. 16.

Fitzsimons brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, serving as a higher education business and finance executive officer or chief financial officer at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, California and Hawaii.

She began her professional career at Youngstown State University, where she had several roles, including executive director-business and financial affairs. In this position, she had total budget responsibility of $196 million.

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