Business briefs

NATIONAL FIRE & WATER RECOGNIZED: Local restoration company National Fire & Water Repair has been chosen as one of the Contractor Connection Top Performers for 2016. The award recognizes the leading contractors across the United States and Canada. The company, with offices in Warren, Youngstown and Sharon, Pa., was chosen from over 4,800 contractors nationwide. Criteria include speed, accuracy and customer satisfaction. Owner Paul Clouser has also been chosen to serve on a national contracting committee made up of industry professionals.

MCCTC BISTRO OPENS: The Bistro Restaurant at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s adult center, North Palmyra Road, Canfield, is open Mondays to Thursdays through July 20, other than today and Tuesday to observe Independence Day. The restaurant is operated by adult culinary students and instructors Sean Kushma and Quinn Meechan, both chefs.

INSURANCE COUNSELORS RECOGNIZE TAYLOR: John B. Taylor, a certified insurance counselor of Paige & Byrnes Insurance, 425 Niles Cortland Road SE, Warren, has been recognized by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors for his 35 years of committed professional leadership and advanced knowledge. Taylor earned the designation through a series of exams and has maintained it by annual attendance at an approved CIC continuing education program.

CASSIDY EXPANDS: Cassidy Advertising & Consulting LLC has added a second office at 5731 Shields Road, Suite A, Canfield. The company will celebrate the new location with a ribbon cutting July 20.

LAPOLLA JOINS PEDIATRICS GROUP: Podiatrist Dr. James LaPolla Jr., owner of Northeast Ohio Foot, Ankle & Wound Center Inc., has become a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP). The group’s mission is to dispense information to the public on proper pediatric foot and ankle care. LaPolla recently attended the ACFAP’s Third Annual International Pediatric Foot & Ankle Seminar in Bar Harbor, Maine. LaPolla is a physician and surgeon of foot, ankle and related structures in the leg. He has offices in Howland and Brookfield and staff privileges at Akron Children’s Hospital.

APOSTOLAKIS RECEIVES TOP DEALER AWARD: CarGurus , a consumer automotive car shopping website, has named Apostolakis Honda a “2017 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer.” The annual awards are presented to a select group of car dealerships that have received the highest average ratings from shoppers who have submitted dealership reviews on the CarGurus platform. CarGurus uses shoppers’ dealership ratings as well as comprehensive valuation analytics to help consumers search their local marketplace for car deals from top-rated dealers.

People on the Move

PETER ALLEN NAMES NEW INNKEEPER: Peter Allen Inn & Event Center, 8581 State St., Kinsman, has named Kari White-Peska its new innkeeper. White-Peska of Kinsman, whose grandmother ran a bed and breakfast in Kinsman for several years, is responsible for overseeing the expansion of the facility’s overnight programs.

REAL LIVING ADDS AGENTS: Real Living Brokers Realty Group has added new agents to its Boardman team. Cheri Secre, a 13-year Realtor and Mahoning Valley resident, has been recognized as a top producer, certified negotiator and certified professional property stager. Dan Berdella, an engineering graduate from Kent State University, has experience managing and leading teams.

MOORE JOINS HOME SAVINGS: Home Savings has added Stacy Moore as private banking and mortgage loan specialist. She is responsible for residential loan origination as well as providing customer service and consumer products to private banking clients. Moore has nearly 20 years of banking and lending experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University in Oxford. She lives in St. Clairsville.

MOYER JOINS VOLPINI: Real Living Volpini Realty Group has added Vanessa Moyer as a new associate. She earned her real estate training from Youngstown State University and Hondros College of Business.

She has more than 30 years of experience in hotel management and several years in property management.

New Business

BYLER STRENGTH TRAINING OPENS IN WARREN: Byler Elite Strength Training LLC. (BEST) has opened at 4248 N. River Road NE , Warren. Owner Zachary Byler is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.