Business in brief

Chamber to recognize community leaders

BOARDMAN – The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber today will recognize local business and community leaders during its annual Salute to Business breakfast.

Thomas E. Mosure, president of ms consultants, is being recognized as Business Professional of the Year.

Also being honored is William D. Kutlick of Kutlick Realty as Business Advocate of the Year; James Sutman, president of Golden String, as Entrepreneur of the year; Suzanne Barbati, president and executive director of OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology as Non-Profit Professional of the Year; and Jaladah Aslam, staff representative, AFSCME Ohio Council 8, AFL-CIO in a Salute to Labor Achievement.

Dr. Jay Gershen, president of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University, is the scheduled featured speaker for the breakfast event scheduled for Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Centre in Boardman.

Spiders force Suzuki to recall midsize cars

DETROIT – Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.

The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires. The recall was prompted by seven reports of the problem. Service centers will replace the vent line with one that has a filter on the end. They’ll also replace gas tanks if necessary.

The problem hasn’t caused any accidents or injuries in the U.S., Suzuki said in documents posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Owners will be notified this month. Those with questions can call Suzuki customer service at (800) 934-0934.

American Suzuki Motor Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November of 2012 and stopped selling automobiles in the U.S.

First Niles, Cortland stocks unchanged

First Niles Financial shares remained unchanged in trading Wednesday, closing at $9. Cortland Bancorp also was unchanged at $12.55 a share.

Staff, wire reports

Business in brief

Cumulus awarded President’s Cup: Cumulus has awarded its highly coveted President’s Cup to Cumulus’ eight-station group in Youngstown as recognition for the stations’ achieving best overall performance for the second quarter of 2014 among 90 Cumulus radio markets. A cash prize of $10,000 was distributed across the stations’ staff. Cumulus Youngstown comprises: K105, Hot 101, News/Talk790, WSOM News/Talk600, Y103, Rock 104, and SPORTSRADIO1240AM/96.7 FM.

People on the Move

Credit Union lists promotions: Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Inc. has announced recent promotions: Matt Brophy has been named vice president and marketing manager. He has been with the credit union for 14 years. His primary role is to develop and oversee marketing and advertising campaigns, member communications efforts, and special events for Seven Seventeen.

Joyce Brothers is now vice president and human resources manager and has been with the financial institution for 26 years. Her primary responsibility is to administer various facets of Human Resources, including labor relations, staffing, compliance, payroll and benefits.

Brett Carnahan was named vice president and commercial loan manager. He has been with Seven Seventeen for 13 years. His primary role is to oversee all aspects of members’ commercial loan needs while offering the highest quality of personal service.

Northwood Realty hires new agents: Northwood Realty Services has welcomed three new agents in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.

Christine McCann has come to the Howland office. She is a graduate of Hondros College of Real Estate with three years experience. She is a member of the Board of Realtors for the Warren Area, Ohio and national association. She resides in Howland.

Karrie Mumaw joined the Poland office. She is a graduate of Boardman High School and Youngstown State University with a marketing degree. She has more than 14 years customer service experience and lives in Poland.

Adrienne Handel, also joined the Poland office with two years experience, coming from Burgan Real Estate. She is a Youngstown-area native and graduate of Cardinal Mooney and John Carroll University. She resides in Canfield.

Talmer adds commercial banker: Talmer Bank and Trust announces the addition of Perry Chickonoski as commercial relationship manager for the Mahoning Valley. Based in Boardman, Chickonoski will develop and maintain client relationships. He has more than 25 years of banking and financial services experience, most recently as vice president and senior business banking relationship manger with Chase Bank. He is a longtime area reasident and is involved in several community organizations.

New Businesses

Cool Rides to open: Cool Rides, started by friends and car enthusiasts Mike Jones and George Rogers, will host a grand opening 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 3064 state Route 5, Cortland, next to Mark Thomas Ford. The business specializes in classic and collectible vehicles and prides itself in finding classics that will hold and increase in value over time. Cool Rides features cars, trucks and cruisers from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Grand opening will feature the first “Cars & Coffee” Saturday. For more information, visit

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HMHP partners iTriage: Humility of Mary Health Partners is partnering with iTriage, a top health and fitness resource. The electronic device app can be downloaded for free to help users search symptoms and appropriate care; research conditions, procedures and medications; or find the closest doctors and facilities.

iTriage was founded by two emergency physicians to give patients reliable, clear and actionable medical information. Content is written by a clinical team, reviewed by Harvard Medical School, and routinely reviewed for accuracy.

HMHP among ‘Most Wired’ health systems: Humility of Mary Health Partners has been named as among the nation’s 2014 Most Wired Health Systems by Hospitals & Health Networks.

The Most Wired hospitals and health systems met a set of specific requirements and methodology that has four key areas of focus: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety (inpatient / outpatient hospital) and clinical integration, as set by the Most Wired survey.

Howard Hanna lists top agents: Howard Hanna announced sales and listing leaders for its local offices for June.

For Canfield, sales leaders were Cindy Lautzenheiser, Amira Kollar and Anna Magura. Listing leaders were Gail Hanna and Lautzenheiser. For Howland, sales leaders were Lisa Miller, Theresa Liguori-Thompson and Kathy DiSantis. Listing leaders were Jean Cook, Hayley Skladanek and Liguori-Thompson. For Poland, sales leaders were Susan Morgione, Kacey Morell and Cindy Best. Listing leaders were Caroline Angelilli, Morell and Frank Clinton.

People on the Move

Klacik Real Estate names new agent: Klacik Real Estate announced James J. Marzo Jr. has joined the growing company as a new real estate agent. The Poland native has worked in the automotive industry and medical field. He attended ETI Technical Institute to study for a career in real estate.

New businesses

Rise Pies to open in Boardman: Eddie Muransky of the Muransky Companies is set to launch on Sept. 2 the first restaurant in a national chain of fast, casual pizza restaurants in Boardman. Muransky has enlisted the culinary expertise of Vernon Cesta, of Vernon’s Cafe and V2, and Cesta’s business partner, Ed Moses of V2. The restaurant will feature dough and sauce made fresh daily in-house, locally sourced vegetables and both gluten-free and wheat dough alternatives. It is located at 439 Boardman Poland Road, formerly Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Cold Stone Creamery in the Shops at Boardman Park.

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