Business briefs

CHAMBER FOUNDATION AWARDED GRANT: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation has secured a $10,000 grant for business development manager Marcy Angelo to receive highly specialized education and workforce development training.

The money from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will pay for Angelo to participate in its Business Leads Fellowship Program, which trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

Angelo, who oversees the chamber’s JobsNow workforce development program, was selected with 33 other state and local chamber executives to participate in the second class of the program. The three-month program, which concludes in July, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education and workforce development.

NEW REHAB CENTER LOCATION: Austintown Rehabilitation Services, a service of Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital, is in a new location at 1450 Niles Canfield Road, the space formerly occupied by Falcon Therapy.

Services offered at the larger, updated facility include pediatric speech therapy, physical and occupational therapy for adults and children, ergonomic evaluations, functional capacity evaluations, industrial rehabilitation, pre-employment testing and sports medicine.

AKRON CHILDREN’S INTRODUCES MOBILE APP: Akron Children’s Hospital has a new mobile application that can access a wide range of health care advice and hospital information.

Akron Children’s Anywhere is available for download free for both Apple and Android mobile devices.

Available information includes a symptom checker, parent advice, find a doctor, locations and first aid.

The app also gives users access to their MyChart account and all its features, including messaging doctors, requesting prescription renewals, direct scheduling and obtaining test results.

717 CHRISTENS CANFIELD BRANCH: Warren-based 717 Credit Union celebrated its new branch in Canfield with a ribbon cutting event in late March. The office at 4280 Boardman Canfield Road is the credit union’s 13th branch and its fourth in Mahoning County.

The 4,200-square-foot branch has features to provide enhanced service and more convenience with expanded drive-thru hours. The drive-thru offers personal teller machines that allows members to talk directly to a 717 teller via two-way video.

The branch is slated to officially open May 6.

In addition, 717 selected Canfield Community Care Net and The Walnut Grove to receive $1,000 donations. CCCN provides help and assistance to the residents of Canfield Local School District who have or are experiencing financial difficulties from a debilitating illness, medical condition or other personal / family fiscal shortfalls. The Walnut Grove provides all-inclusive indoor and outdoor recreational facilities designed for those with special needs.

People on the move

ADULT DAY SERVICES DIRECTOR NAMED: Jessica Howe is the new director of adult day services at Heritage Manor Rehabilitation & Retirement Community in Youngstown.

Howe, who worked as a floor nurse at Heritage Manor for about a year, will now supervise adult day services, meet with participants and families for care plans and set goals for participants. She also will organize outings and ensure compliance with PASSPORT rules.

She is a graduate of Trumbull Career and Technical Center’s licensed practical nursing program

The adult day services program helps seniors remain active, involved and independent. They play games, exercise and participate in activities such as painting and take field trips.

DIRECTOR APPOINTED: The Mahoning Valley chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association appointed Tom Lipka as executive director. He replaces Jack Savage, who was promoted to a field representative position with NECA National earlier this year.

Lipka, of Canfield, is an attorney, formerly a partner with Manchester, Newman & Bennett in Youngstown.

MVNECA is an association of union electrical contractors in the Youngstown-Warren area. The executive director position represents the interests of the member contractors and works with the IBEW locals to promote the local electrical construction industry on behalf of its members.