Business briefs and People on the Move

AKRON CHILDREN’S RECOGNIZED: Akron Children’s Hospital has earned recognition as a Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer of Cleveland for the sixth year in a row.

The honor is based on employee feedback through a survey by Energage, LLC, a provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, connection and execution.

Sixty-eight percent of 3,685 Akron Children’s employees who received the survey completed the questionnaire. Employees gave the hospital high marks in several areas, including values, direction and open-mindedness.

People on the Move

RESNICK JOINS BURGAN FRIEDKIN: Lisa Resnick, 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, has joined Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group.

Resnick launched “Walk Youngstown,” which seeks to grow the downtown area by making it more walkable and attractive for residents to experience all it has to offer, and “Homes & Hops,” a podcast and video series highlighting local breweries, small businesses and the positive impacts they have on their surrounding neighborhoods.

She is also a 2020 Athena Award nominee.

DR. JOINS NANOLOGIX BOARD: Dr. Sebastian Faro has joined the board of directors of Hubbard-based biotech firm, NanoLogix Inc.

He has more than 45 years of medical experience and a large body of knowledge concerning infectious diseases.

Faro previously served as chief of obstetrics and gynecology at LBJ Hospital in Houston and was vice chairman of the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

TEAM MEMBERS ADDED: HD Davis CPAs and White Glove Payroll have added Lindsay Rice, Meredith Gruelle, Cody Dorman and Kristin Oliver to the staff.

Rice, administrative assistant, and Gruelle, account manager and human resources professional, have started working at the main office in Liberty. Dorman, a former intern and now staff accountant, has rejoined the staff. They will assist HD Davis CPAs and White Glove Payroll on administrative duties and accounts management.

Oliver, a tax preparer, will start with HD Davis CPAs in early August as a senior tax accountant.

AMERIFIRST ADDS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: Poland-based Amerifirst Home Mortgage has added Vickie Wooden as business development manager.

Wooden, a Mahoning Valley native, has worked in customer service and management for more than 28 years. She spent the last six years in real estate with Berkshire Hathaway / Northwood Reality Services.

In the role, she will generate awareness about Amerifirst’s solutions within the real estate industry along with cultivating partner relationships and identifying new markets and solutions in the marketplace.

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