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• WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS GRANTED: The Youngstown Business Incubator recently awarded two grants as part of its Women in Entrepreneurship program. The $1,000 Community Impact Grant was awarded to Juanita Thompson, who owns the event-planning company Mila’s Events, LLC. Genevieve Bodnar won the $5,000 WE Launch grant. Bodnar operates Genevieve’s Kitchen, an Ancient Grain Baked Goods company.

• APOSTOLAKIS COLLECTS FOOD: As part of Honda’s Team Honda Week of Service, employees at Apostolakis Honda in Cortland collected more than 100 pounds of food to be donated to the Warren Family Mission. John Apostolakis, president of Apostolakis Auto Group, said the collection was indicative of Honda’s commitment to working together to make a difference.

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• CREDIT UNION HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING: 717 Credit Union broke ground on a new Warren branch on June 27 (photo at right). The branch, scheduled to be completed in spring 2019, will be located on the site of the current branch on Larchmont Avenue NE. The credit union has more than 79,000 members and 12 offices. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Portage, Summit or Stark counties.

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