Business Briefs and People on the Move

HOWMET RELEASES REPORT: Howmet Aerospace, which has a plant in Weathersfield, has released its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report. The report highlights the company’s commitment and approach to sustainability as well as detailed results against its key metrics designed to drive significant positive impacts for its stakeholders and surrounding communities.

The highlights include a 5.8 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and 1.4 percent decline in energy consumption when compared to 2018. It also reported zero employee and contractor fatalities; a 29 percent decline in days away, restricted and transfer rate; and a 40 percent decrease in the lost workday rate when compared to 2018; and 83 percent of the company’s key suppliers have sustainability programs considered leading or active.

YSU STUDENTS SECOND IN BUSINESS COMPETITION: A team of three students in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University placed second in the national Enactus United States National Exposition.

Hallie McCaskill, My Le and Lukas Shellhammer took part in the Early Stage competition against 23 other teams. It is the first time YSU Enactus participated in the event.

Enactus, which stands for Entrepreneurial, Action, Us, is the world’s largest experiential learning organizations dedicated to developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators.

McCaskill, Le, Shellhammer, Claudia Chew and Abigail Coffen also placed second out of 10 Enactus teams nationwide in the Unilever Bright Future Grant Competition, earning $1,500 and then an additional $5,000 toward the BiRB (Bring it Right Back) project.

It mobilizes Enactus United States teams to implement innovative projects that apply market-based solutions to reducing plastic waste from manufacturing, consumption and office waste, as well as reduce and reuse packaging through the development of reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging.

MORE WILLIAMSON STUDENTS DO WELL: Three Youngstown State University students in the Williamson College of Business Administration placed second in the 2020 NASBITE International Student Case Competition.

Students on the team were Ahmed Elkhafif, Mason Scovil and Ryan Sheffield, under the guidance of Omer Genc, assistant professor of marketing.

NASBITE is the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators. The international competition brought the best business students together to develop a global expansion strategy for Palladio Cosmetics. YSU’s team developed an expansion plan for the company in the German market.

New business

TREATMENT CENTER TO OPEN: Nashville, Tenn.-based Spero Health has plans to open a new addiction treatment center in Warren.

The new clinic, 552 N. Park Ave., was scheduled to open Tuesday. It joins a network of more than 35 Spero Health locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana, providing care for more than 7,200 patients each month.

Spero Health accepts Ohio Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Individuals who need addiction treatment services can call 234-243-3127 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

People on

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BURGAN ADDS STAFF: Girard native Andrea Thompson has joined Burgan Real Estate in Boardman as a real estate agent.

Thompson, who has been investing in properties since 2010, also manages, bartends and serves at a local restaurant.

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Business Briefs and People on the Move

BOARDMAN CIVIC NEWS: The Boardman Civic Association’s annual community service awards dinner has been rescheduled for Oct. 19 at the Lariccia Center in Boardman Park.

The annual scholarship awards dinner was canceled; however, the award winners have been selected and will receive their $750 scholarships as planned. They also will be recognized at the community service awards dinner.

The winners are Lily Essad, Marisa Melewski, Chris Merdich and Thomas Testa, all of Boardman High School; Vincent Armeni of Ursuline High School; and Allison Henson of Valley Christian School.

The association’s candidates and issues election dinner and forum is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Lariccia Center.

People on the Move

SOUTHERN PARK BRINGS ON MARKETING DIRECTOR: Southern Park Mall has hired Christina Cleary as marketing director, a job she started earlier this month.

She will plan on-property events and activities, work with local media and engage with tenants and the local community.

Cleary, a native of Niles, came from WYTV / WKBN and has eight years of experience in promotion production, journalism and communications. Most recently, she worked as lifestyle field anchor for WYTV, promoting community events and new businesses throughout the Youngstown area.

BURGAN FRIEDKIN ADDS REALTOR: TC Bunevich recently joined the team at Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group.

Bunevich, a top-performing residential real estate agent with Burgan Real Estate and recipient of the President’s Club Award in 2019 from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors, officially transitioned over to the commercial side of real estate June 11.

Bunevich has more than 30 years in the real estate industry.

MERIDIAN NAMES TOP DOCTOR: Meridian HealthCare has added Dr. Luis Villaplana as chief medical officer.

Villaplana, who has been in private practice for more than 30 years, will focus on the integration of behavioral health and primary care services.

He will oversee Meridian’s primary care facilities in Howland and Youngstown, its medication-assisted treatment programs in Youngstown and Warren and the healthcare provider’s withdrawal management program in Youngstown.

ONE HEALTH ADDS STAFFER: ONE Health Ohio has brought on Stephanie McKinney as its new women’s health nurse practitioner.

McKinney, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Kent State University, will provide women’s health services at ONE Health Ohio at the Warren West Community Health Center, 716 Tod Ave. SW, Warren, and at ONE Health’s facility in Alliance, 1390 S. Arch Ave.

FRAMMARTINO NAMED TO BOARD: Kelly J. Frammartino of Bury Financial Group has been named to SagePoint Financial’s administrative advisory board, serving more than 1,400 financial professionals nationwide. The board is a forum for staff and administrators to collaborate and share best practices.

Frammartino is the director of operations and client experience for Bury Financial Group. She brings 14 years’ experience to the team of four registered representatives, a registered assistant and three nonregistered assistants who specialize in wealth management and retirement planning.

The term is for two years.

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