Business briefs

• OCTOBER IS ENERGY-EFFICIENCY MONTH: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, or PUCO, and the Ohio Development Services Agency are partnering during Energy Efficiency Month to educate Ohioans on how to better manage energy use. Throughout October, the agencies will provide ways to increase energy efficiency, as well as information on programs to help Ohioans having trouble paying their energy bills.

Some efficiency tips include turning off lights when you leave a room and washing only full loads of dishes and clothes. Ohioans needing assistance in managing their energy costs can visit the ODSA website to learn more about programs that are available. Information on energy conservation also can be found on the PUCO website.

New businesses

• NEXUS SOUND STUDIO TO OPEN: A ribbon cutting will be 10:30 a.m Tuesday for Nexus Sound Studio, 715 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. This is the second location for Nexus Sound Studio, which opened its recording studio in Warren in 2009. Nexus Sound Studio is a full-service audio and video production company, offering professional live-session recording, mixing and mastering, graphic design and CD / DVD duplication. The new production facility in Youngstown is available for band rehearsals, video / film shoots, photography or other creative endeavors.

People on the move

• CHAMBER FOUNDATION HAS NEW PRESIDENT: Guy Coviello has been named president of the Regional Chamber Foundation, a role in which he will oversee the nonprofit supporting organization for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber. He will secure revenue, identify new business opportunities and lead development operations, individual and corporate giving. Coviello previously served as the chamber’s vice president of government affairs and was editor of the Tribune Chronicle.

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