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SOUTHWOODS OPENS SECOND EXPRESS LOCATION: Boardman-based Southwoods Health has opened its latest Express Care at the new Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center, 436 Struthers Coitsville Road, Campbell.

Southwoods Express Care provides fast, easy access to medical care that is non-urgent but still requires immediate attention, from flu, coughs and colds to sprains, strains and minor injuries.

The Boardman and Campbell locations are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Both offer COVID-19 testing with results available in two to four days. No appointments necessary.

WILLIAMSON AT YSU HOSTS SESSIONS: The Williamson College of Business Administration will host the Youngstown State University Accounting and Auditing Update 8:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 9 and 10.

Register for the virtual sessions at www.ysu.edu/taxseminars.

The course covers relevant pronouncements, exposure drafts, and other guidance recently issued in the accounting, auditing, review, compilation and preparation engagement arenas, including recently issued FASB, PCAOB, ARSC and ASB standards and guidance.

Eight hours of CPE for Ohio and Pennsylvania are available.

RIBBON CUT AT DECOR STORE: Rebecca’s Unique Boutique last week cut the ribbon to celebrate its opening at 5865 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

The boutique, which opened officially in late August, carries a wide selection of home decor, from Christmas decor, gifts, statues and memorial for loved ones or pets.

It is planning an open house 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

TRI-STATE EXPANDS: Tri-State Neuropathy Centers has grown to a new location in Boardman, bringing care to those who suffer from peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed and can’t send messages to the muscles, skin and other parts of the body. Peripheral nerves go from the brain and spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs and feet. When damage to the nerves takes place, numbness and pain in these areas may occur.

An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of peripheral neuropathy.

KOA AWARDS: Kampgrounds of America (KOA), the world’s largest family of family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds, has announced the Lake Milton / Berlin Lake KOA Holiday has earned the 2021 KOA President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award.

The prestigious awards were presented Nov. 17 at KOA’s Annual International Convention.

The founder’s award is KOA’s highest service award, given to KOA campground owners and managers who attain top scores in both customer service and the KOA quality review.

The president’s award is presented to campgrounds meeting exceptional quality standards and that receive high customer service scores from their camping guests.

People on the move

BURGAN ADDS REALTOR: Canfield-based Burgan Real Estate has added Leetonia native Melissa Birmingham as a Realtor.

Birmingham, who received her associate degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology before earning her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, previously worked in the medical, banking and retail industries before becoming a licensed Realtor.

REALTOR JOINS MORE OPTIONS: More Options Realty, which has offices in Boardman, Hubbard and Tallmadge, has added Frank Ryder to its team of Realtors to serve the Philadelphia area.

The firm also has expanded its office in Boardman by 900 square feet to accommodate multiple new agents coming aboard.

DOCTOR JOINS AKRON CHILDREN’S: Pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Michael Pena, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital in the Robert T. Stone, M.D., Respiratory Center.

Pena earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Prior to joining Akron Children’s, he completed his fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine’s Riley Hospital for Children. From 2015 to 2017, he was a neonatology hospitalist at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, where he also completed his pediatric residency.

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PENNEX TARGETS UNDER-EMPLOYED: Pennex Aluminum Company of Leetonia is hiring 10 to 15 entry-level employees across multiple departments and has partnered with the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition to help identify, train and support candidates.

Positions start at $13.15 per hour plus shift differential and includes opportunities for advancement.

Pennex has enlisted the coalition’s WorkAdvance program to help fill the positions. Funded primarily through the federal Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant, WorkAdvance manages and covers the costs of recruiting, training and retaining candidates, taking that burden off the employers.

The program prepares these individuals through a paid, five-week training program tailored to Pennex’s specific job requirements and provides a network of support and job coaching after being hired.

Interested candidates should visit www.workadvanceohpenn.org and register for a prerecorded or live information session to learn more about these openings.

ENDOWED CHAIR IN NURSING CREATED: Akron Children’s Hospital has established the Grace Wakulchik Endowed Chair in Nursing.

The hospital’s president and CEO, Grace Wakulchik, endowed the chair to recognize outstanding nursing administrators and provide a source of income to support nursing projects and programs that advance quality health care for children.

The inaugural chair holder will be Christine Young, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and chief of hospital-based services at Akron Children’s. Young joined the hospital in 2012 as the director of neonatal services and was key leader in the design and transition of three neonatal units to the single patient room model of care.

NEW OWNER AT CYCLING STUDIO: Pure Cycle Studios, 4120 Boardman Canfield Road, Canfield, recently celebrated seven years of business and new ownership with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pure Cycle is an indoor cycling studio dedicated to indoor cycling. New owner, Rachel Musilli, upgraded to all new, high technology bikes in November. The bikes use a software called FitMetrix to track progress each time guests are in the studio to help achieve maximum results.

Classes are offered seven days per week, starting as early as 5:30 a.m.

REALTY FIRMS MARKS TWO YEARS: More Options Realty, which has offices in Boardman, Hubbard and Tallmadge, recently celebrated its two-year anniversary and has reached more than $20 million in sales for 2020.

The locally owned firm also is No. 10 of 63 local companies that belong to the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors.

People on the move

BURGAN ADDS AGENT: Braxton Wessell recently joined Burgan Real Estate as a Realtor.

Wessell, a native of Geneva, graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in environmental science. He served in the Ohio military reserves and previously worked for a Class I railroad.

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Business briefs

PIZZA JOE’S CELEBRATES 40: Pizza Joe’s, based in New Castle, Pa., with several locations in the Mahoning Valley, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.

The regional chain opened its first location on Nov. 10, 1980, next to the childhood home of founder Joseph Seminara, Pizza Joe. Now the company has 42 locations in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

To celebrate, all Pizza Joe’s locations are offering throwback pricing dates in November. Each Tuesday throughout the month will feature one menu item at its original 1980 price. Due to the deep discount on items, they are limited two per customer for carry-out or dine-in service only, while supplies last. Anniversary prize packs are also given away on Fridays.

COMPANY OFFERS NEW PAYROLL SERVICE: Boardman-based American Payroll Service is rolling out a new service to their customers called PrismHR Platform, which is a 100 percent web-based human resource software.

The new software pairs with the HR needs of the APS clients and is designed to scale and grow based on their needs. It is designed to cover their entire HR requirements from hiring to onboarding.

The platform is designed to let clients focus on growing and running their small to medium business. It has backup and disaster recovery software and offers upgraded services including, payroll,benefits administration, hiring, onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance management, employee portal, time and labor, reporting, marketplace and HR administration.

717 INTRODUCES NEW PTM: 717 Credit Union has a new, free-standing personal teller machine in Weathersfield at 3718 Main St., Mineral Ridge, that will be open to the public Saturday.

A ground-breaking ceremony is planned for Friday at the location with representatives of the credit union, community leaders and others to celebrate the financial institution’s future in the area.

Headquartered in Warren, the credit union is a member-owned financial institution established in 1957. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Portage, Summit or central Stark counties is eligible to become a member.

FREE WASHES ON VETERANS DAY: For the third year in a row Coates Car Care has partnered with and will be hosting the GRACE for Vets program on Veterans Day, Wednesday. All day long, all veterans and active military personnel are able to receive a free exterior car wash at the Howland, Cortland, Hermitage, Pa., and Austintown locations.

Due to a required maintenance project, the Niles-McKinley Heights location will be closed, but veterans and active military personnel can receive their free exterior wash at the other locations.

People on the move

BURY ADDS STAFF: Bury Financial Group in Boardman has brought on Steven D. Sabol as a financial paraplanner.

Sabol recently graduated magna cum laude from Robert Morris University with a degree in financial planning. While in school, he interned at UBS Financial Services. He has his Series 7 and has completed the coursework required to sit for the certified financial planner exam.

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