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PDMI RECOGNIZED: Pharmacy Data Management, Inc. (PDMI) in Poland and its sister company, IDMI, have been named winners of Crain Business Insider Magazine’s Best Employers in Ohio award.

This is the first time PDMI was nominated. It ranked No. 19 in the Small Employer category.

The annual Best Employers in Ohio list was created by Best Companies Group in partnership with Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland. Selections are based on employee surveys evaluating workplace policies, practices, philosophies and systems.

AKRON CHILDREN’S NAMED TOP EMPLOYER: Akron Children’s Hospital has earned recognition as a Top Workplace by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for the seventh year in a row.

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

Akron Children’s was one of 247 companies and organizations participating in this year’s survey. Companies with the highest overall average scores in comparison to like-sized companies in their region qualify as Top Workplaces.

Sixty-six percent of the 3,499 employees who received the survey completed the questionnaire this spring. Employees gave the hospital high marks in several areas, most notably: values, open-mindedness and concerns.

GROUP TO MEET: The Western Reserve Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will meet 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at the Holiday Inn Boardman.

Attorney John Gerak of Ogletree Deakins will present on return to work and lifting certain COVID-19 restrictions. The session will discuss what laws apply, masks and social distancing, workplace accommodations, policies and remote work.

RSVP to jenna.kifer@cadencecare.org by July 12.

SHEELY’S PARTNERS WITH PENGUINS: The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins has named Sheely’s Furniture the team’s new official furniture and mattress supplier.

Sheely’s Furniture, locally owned and operated for more than 70 years, has two locations: an 80,000-square-foot showroom in North Lima and a 65,000-square-foot showroom in Aurora.

People on the move

HOWMET NAMES EXEC.: Pittsburgh-based Howmet Aerospace, which has a plant in Weathersfield, has named Lola Lin executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.

She will join the Howmet executive leadership team and lead the company’s global legal and ethics and compliance functions.

Lin most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel of Airgas, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, safety products and process chemicals. There she was responsible for corporate governance, compliance matters, strategic transactions, crisis management, regulatory matters and litigation resolution.

AGENTS JOIN WEICHERT TEAM: Weichert affiliated offices in the Youngstown area recently have added the following individuals to their team: Melissa Haire, Robert Houston and Robert Greenaway at Weichert, Realtors-Welcome Agency, 5778 Youngstown Poland Road.

JFS WELCOMES STAFF: Lynne Azar has joined Jewish Family Services as senior outreach coordinator, and Laura Haas has joined as a new full-time counselor.

Azar will work with older adults, 60 and above, in the community as well as offer presentations and programs at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. She holds a master’s degree in gerontology from Youngstown State University.

Haas has experience working with all ages for individual and family mental health counseling. She uses a variety of techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, motivational interviewing and person-centered therapy, solution focus brief. She will be soon trained and certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. She received a master of social work degree from Youngstown State University.

RESNICK NAMED MANAGING BROKER: Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group, Youngstown, has named Lisa Resnick managing broker.

The position was created after the group saw substantial growth in just over a year since its founding. Resnick will oversee a team of five agents helping businesses find a location in the Mahoning Valley.

In addition to her work with Burgan Friedkin, Resnick previously was a residential agent with Burgan Real Estate, where she was the recipient of the President’s Club Award in 2019 from the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors.

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