Business briefs

“SHARK TANK” COMPANIES ANNOUNCED: The Youngstown Business Incubator has announced the five companies pitching at 2022 Shark Tank.

They are Aura Beauty, a beauty company that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology to deliver reusable manicures to its members; YOGO Bikeshare, which allows patrons to dock a bike from one location and return it to another; Juggerbot3D, an additive manufacturing machine builder; Morgen Technology, which provides building owners with operational insight for older, existing structures that lack infrastructure through wireless sensors that do not require batteries; and Tailored Rings, which provides a perfect fit to anyone’s finger.

This will be YBI’s third Shark Tank fundraising event. It will take place Oct. 6 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Boardman.

YBI received more than 75 applicants hoping to pitch their business at the event.

DEALER MARKS MILESTONE: Youngstown Kenworth Inc., a Class 8 truck dealership in Hubbard, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

In 1972, Youngstown Kenworth opened with 12 employees and over the years has grown to offer truck sales, replacement parts, repair services and a body shop. It employs 80 people from Hubbard and the surrounding area.

In addition, Youngstown Kenworth has two other businesses that are part of its operations — TRP East Liverpool was established as a retail parts and service store in East Liverpool, and Big Rig World, an e-commerce all- makes parts store, sells truck, trailer, and diesel engine parts to customers around the world.

ALUMNI PROGRAM SET: Seven alumni will be honored at the Youngstown State University’s Bitonte College of Health and Human Services alumni recognition dinner 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Embassy in Youngstown.

They are Col. Gerald Nunziato Jr., Joe Voytek, Amanda Caldwell, Ken Bielecki, Jeffrey Koontz, Lena Esmail and Jack Butler.

The college also will give out five College Appreciation Awards and a Dean’s Appreciation Award.

OPEN HOUSE AT YSU: High school graduates interested in careers in business, communication, economics, journalism or telecommunications may attend the Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on campus.

The event includes information about majors, leadership activities, career opportunities and professional development experiences, as well as tours of various labs and studios.

Make a reservation at the college’s page on YSU’s website, www.ysu.edu. Call 330-941-2376 for more information.

SOUTHWOODS ANNOUNCES NEW SERVICE: Southwoods Health has launched home health services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, skilled nursing and social work services.

Some of the benefits of home health care include improving or maintaining a patient’s condition and / or level of function, help with managing medications, recognizing signs and symptoms, which can reduce avoidable hospital re-admissions and regaining independence over time and help after discharge with instructions and / or physician orders.

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