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MCCTC FLOWER SHOP OPENS: The Flower Shop at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield, is open through the end of the month. The shop, run by MCCTC students, is open to the public 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Extended hours are available upon request. Choose from a selection of premade items or purchase materials elsewhere and have the students make an item.

HOME SAVINGS DONATES TO YNDC: Home Savings Charitable Foundation has donated $25,000 to Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. The funds will be used for the Community Financial Literacy Initiative. YNDC provides financial literacy services including one-on-one counseling for individuals seeking to own a home or start or expand a small business. This year the program is expanding its reach to more low-to moderate-income households in underserved communities by providing services at no cost to clients, YNDC leaders said.

MCCTC TO HOST NE OHIO SAFETY EXPO: Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s Adult Career Center and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Youngstown Service Office will host the 2017 NE Ohio Safety Expo 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the career center, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield. There will be 40 educational sessions and more than 50 exhibits. Advance registration by Friday is recommended. There will be on-site registration the day of the expo, but seating is not guaranteed. For information, call 330-729-4100.

CHEMICAL BANK DONATES TO BEATITUDE HOUSE: Chemical Bank donated $5,000 to the Beatitude House, which is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, to help offset some of the costs associated with the services the organization provides. Beatitude House helps disadvantaged women and children by creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families.

CHEMICAL BANK DONATES TO YOUNGSTOWN EDISON INCUBATOR CORP.: Chemical Bank donated $5,000 to the Youngstown Edison Incubator Corp. Founded in 1995, the corporation serves business growth in the 21 counties within its footprint and established the Women in Entrepreneurship program to promote growth and creation of women-owned businesses.

People on the Move

HOME SAVINGS ADDS COMMERCIAL BANKERS: Josh Toot, Kevin Dougherty and Dave Howard have joined the Home Savings’ commercial lending team serving the Mahoning Valley. They will focus on the development and growth of the bank’s commercial loan portfolio. Toot joins the bank as senior vice president, commercial banking, bringing with him over 15 years of industry experience. Dougherty brings with him nearly 14 years of experience, joining the Bank as vice president, commercial relationship manager. Howard is joining the bank as vice president, commercial relationship manager, bringing with him over 35 years of lending banking experience.