Public meeting set on composting: Business leaders, eco-entrepreneurs, regulators and agricultural practitioners will gather 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Fellows Riverside Gardens of Mill Creek MetroParks for a Commercial Composting Outlook meeting. Several speakers are scheduled and topics include identifying and collecting materials; benefits; markets; and profitability. The event is free to the public.
VEC owner is honored: Rex Ferry, owner and CEO of VEC Inc., was presented the National Electrical Contractors Association's James Robert "Bob" Pritchard Electrical Industry Award at a recent recognition ceremony in Youngstown. It recognizes an individual in a six state area and the District of Columbia who has advanced the electrical contracting industry beyond any normal call of duty or loyalty.
VEC, based in Girard, is the parent company of Valley Electrical and Evets Oil & Gas, both NECA-IBEW Electricians member contractors.
Financial adviser recognized: Darin L. Hasson, financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, qualified for and attended the 2014 National Conference recently in Boston.
In order to qualify, Hasson had established himself as one of the company's top advisers, achieving high levels in production, client service and client satisfaction. Hasson's office is at 950 Windham Court, Suite 2, Youngstown.
DiRusso's marks 50th year at Fair: DiRusso's Real Italian Sausage Concessions is marking its 50th year at the Canfield Fair, where it began in 1964 when Augustine "Augie" DiRusso started a concession business. His mother, Adeline DiRusso, was the originator of DiRusso's sausage recipe.
Upon Augie's 1993 retirement, nephew Robert DiRusso purchased the manufacturing business, which is located in Youngstown.
People on the Move
W3 Wealth Management adds employee: W3 Wealth Management is adding Christopher Garvin to its company. Garvin, of Cortland, comes to W3 with 14 years experience with Brennan Financial Group.
W3 Wealth Management has offices in Howland, Akron and Beachwood.
New Business Locations
W3 Wealth Management announces move: W3 Wealth Management has relocated its Warren office to Hunter Square, 8700 E. Market St., Suite 7A, Howland, to accommodate W3's growth. W3 Wealth Management provides personalized financial planning and investment management for families, small businesses and institutions. W3 and its predecessor firm Dumas and Moyer have been working with Mahoning Valley residents for more than 30 years. For more information call 330-856-6345 or visit www.w3wealth.com.
Salvation Army store cuts ribbon: The Regional Chamber and Captain Bayode Agbaje last week cut the ribbon on a new Salvation Army Family Store, 444 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman, between Honda and Goodyear across from the Boardman Plaza.
The nearly 12,000-square-feet of shopping space is filled with bargain-priced clothing, household items, electronics, books, toys, furniture and collectibles. Budget-conscious shoppers will also appreciate the store's even deeper "Family Day" discounts on Wednesdays.
It brings 12 new jobs to the area. Tax receipts will be provided for donations during store hours. After-hours clothing donations can be dropped in parking lot bins. For more information, call 330-773-3331.
PsyCare hosts reopening: The grand re-opening of the newly expanded Struthers PsyCare office is set for Tuesday.
Struthers PsyCare is a mental health center with counseling, medication management services and case management, offering assessment and treatment of a full range of mental health issues and conditions for adults, kids, families.
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