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Business briefs

l Home Savings has new VP: The Home Savings and Loan Company announced the hiring of Timothy A. Beaumont as vice president, commercial relationship manager serving the Mahoning Valley. Beaumont has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial banker specializing in credit, cash management, commodity / interest rate hedging and equipment leasing solutions. He also specializes in consulting with privately held business executives and private equity firms in North Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Previously, Beaumont of Fowler worked at Fifth Third Bank. He earned his bachelor of art in business administration from Hiram College, serves on the Advisory Board for Kent State Trumbull and the Salvation Army of the Mahoning Valley and volunteers for United Way.

l State funds totaling $333,000 have been awarded to Poland company Vivo Brothers Inc. to expand its manufacturing business and create new jobs. The funds were released through the Regional 166 Loan Program to help finance building a new manufacturing facility in Columbiana. As a result of the project made possible through state assistance, the company has committed to create eight full-time jobs and retain 28 existing full-time jobs, with 16 of the retained jobs being located at the project’s new location, according to State Rep. John Boccieri, D-Poland, who made the announcement last week. Vivo Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Vince Vivo, and in 2000 he was joined by his brother, Nick. The company’s customers include the Pittsburgh Steelers, Giant Eagle, area schools, wellness centers, credit unions and hospitals.

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Business briefs

SHEELY’S RANKED TOP RETAILER: Home Furnishings Business, a national publication for the home furnishings industry, has named Sheely’s Furniture & Appliance in North Lima the number one independent furniture store in the United States operating within a single state and the publication’s fifth annual “Power 50 Retailers” list.

HOWLAND ALARM ADDS WAREHOUSE: Howland Alarm Co. has added a newly built conference room and warehouse. The new 1,200-square-foot conference room is an addition to the existing corporate office building at 2489 Niles Cortland Road. The new 2,400-square-foot warehouse is a stand-alone building located offsite. The warehouse stores Howland Alarm’s equipment and products, and features an electronic workbench for product testing and demos.

REGIONAL CHAMBER SETS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: The registration deadline for Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s 2016 Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy is Jan. 18. The nine-week series of classes beginning Jan. 26 focuses on helping individuals become effective government leaders. To register or for more information, contact Mary Beth Wyko, Regional Chamber government affairs coordinator, at 330-744-2131 Ext. 32 or at marybeth@regionalchamber.com.

PALADIN BREWING RELEASES NEW BEER: Paladin Brewing, 2520 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, has released its seventh beer, “Mosaic Tribute.”

REAL ESTATE CLASSES OFFERED AT YSU: Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University is offering classes for individuals interested in obtaining licensure as an Ohio real estate salesperson. For information, contact the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing in Columbus at 614-466-4100 or WebReal@com.state.oh.us.

New location

HD DAVIS OPENS NEW OFFICE: HD Davis CPAs has opened a new office at 3225 Mahoning Ave. on the west side of Youngstown near the Mahoning Plaza. The firm, which also has offices on the north side of Youngstown and in Geauga County and Massillon, was founded by longtime certified public accountant Harold Davis and specializes in working with small businesses.

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