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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

the move

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

YSU GRADS RECOGNIZED: Several local people were among 16 students in the Williamson College of Business Administration who received WCBA Senior Leadership Awards during Youngstown State University’s recent spring graduation. The award recognizes outstanding academic performance, leadership activities and commitment to professional development.

The honorees were Abbey Berick of Youngstown, Jacob Rauschenberg of Boardman, Autumn Kirila of Burghill and Kelli Dougherty of Boardman in the field of finance; management majors Beau R. Weaver of Poland, business administration, Amanda L. Paynter of Youngstown and Julianna M. Villani of Hubbard, human resource management; marketing major Michael Sabatini of East Liverpool; and economics major Alanis Chew of Poland.

717 TO REOPEN BRANCHES: 717 Credit Union will reopen branch lobbies today.

Members and employees will be asked to follow COVID-19-related protocols, including face coverings and social distancing. Protective barriers also have been installed.

The branches closed March 23, but drive-thru services and ATMs remained open. The North Jackson branch and drive-thru will remain closed until further notice.

BRIGHTVIEW EXPANDS: BrightView, a comprehensive addiction treatment center, with several locations across Ohio, including Warren, has opened its newest location in Boardman at 930 Trailwood Drive.

BrightView provides addiction treatment, including medicine, individual and group counseling and wraparound social support services.

Anyone seeking help can call 833-510-4357 at any time. Treatment often begins the same day or next day. Walk-ins are accepted until 3 p.m. weekdays.

CONSUMERS BANK RECOGNIZED: American Banker magazine has listed Consumers Bancorp Inc., holding company for Consumers National Bank, among the top 200 community banks and thrifts in the United States.

This is the sixth time Consumers, which has a branch in Salem, has been named to the list.

Consumers ranked No. 167 nationally and No. 13 among banks in Ohio.

The national ranking is based on each bank’s return on average equity (ROAE) over the past three years. The median three-year ROAE for the 511 banks that fit the criteria was 8.6 percent. Consumers posted an average of 9.7 percent.

STOCKS ESSAY WINNERS PICKED: Michael Kuhns, an economics major at Youngstown State University, placed first in the 12th annual Stocks Essay contest for his paper about a new kind of lottery that would help players save money for retirement.

Jared McGarry, a business administration major, came in second for an essay arguing in favor of the NCAA allowing student athletes to keep a share of the monetary surplus they create, while third place was shared by Luke Hetzel, a mathematics and economics major, and Nathan Chiclowe, an accounting major.

The contest, organized by the YSU Economics Department and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and named after long-time Economics Chair Anthony Stocks, was completed online this year. Students identified an economic problem, considered it from different points of view, and then suggested an evidence-based public policy solution. A jury of five economics faculty judged the essays.

People on the Move

TRUMBULL REGIONAL ADDS SURGEON: Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren has added board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steven Hand.

Hand, who has practiced medicine for nearly 20 years primarily in the Lawrence County, Pa., area, has a clinical interest in shoulder, knee and hip-replacement surgery, hip and knee replacement revisions, general fracture surgery, sports medicine and hand surgery.

He joined Steward Medical Group and the medical staff at Sharon Regional Medical Center in January 2019 and has expanded to Ohio.

He will see patients at Steward Primary Care, Cortland, 2668 Elm Road NE, Building C, Cortland, and will continue his work at Steward Medical Group Orthopedic Specialists, 2395 Garden Way, Hermitage, Pa.

To submit items for Business Briefs, New Businesses or People on the Move, email to business@ tribtoday.com or fax to 330-841-1717 attention Business Briefs. The deadline to submit is 4 p.m. Thursday.



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