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LOCAL DOCTOR PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL: Dr. James J. LaPolla of Northeast Ohio Foot, Ankle and Wound Center Inc. recently had an article featured in the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics quarterly journal.

In this case report, Dr. Mohammed K. Hassan of East Liverpool Hospital, assisted Dr. LaPolla in research for their study titled, “The Use of Intramedullary Allograft for Hammertoe Correction in an Adolescent.”

The American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics is a podiatry organization that publishes a quarterly journal to educate the public and their colleagues on the importance of foot care for children with the latest pediatric techniques and studies to provide satisfactory patient care.

COMPANY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS: neo3, a Canfield-based business software solutions company, is celebrating 20 years in business this year.

It began in 1999 as a computer networking and technology company specializing in business infrastructure and hardware solutions and evolved to software and cloud-based services as the internet grew.

New Businesses

INSURANCE AGENCY OPENS: Bill Kanche has opened an independent insurance agency, Kanche Insurance Agency, Inc., 1555 Woodland St. NE, Warren.

Kanche, who has been an independent insurance agent for 36 years, represents several companies, including Progressive Insurance, Safeco Insurance, Westfield Insurance and The Foremost Insurance Company.

RIBBON CUTTINGS: Two ribbon-cutting ceremonies are set for this week.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the event is at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 801 N. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown, to show off a floor-to-ceiling renovation project. The renovations that include all new furniture, 55-inch flat screen televisions, new fitness equipment, upgraded wireless internet and entertainment packages.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, the ceremony is at Tarpstop, 11550 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. Tarpstop is a Midwest-based manufacturer of flat-bed tarps and systems.

People on the Move

PROMOTIONS AT 717 CREDIT UNION: 717 Credit Union, which is headquartered in Warren, has announced the promotions of four employees.

Martin Gorbey has been named manager of the credit union’s newest branch in Canfield. In his new position, Gorbey, who has been with the credit union for seven years, will oversee member service and maintain daily operations at the branch.

Shelly Corlew, also with the credit union for seven years, has been named personal experience department manager. She will manage, coordinate and control all activities and deliver video service and accurate transaction handling to each member.

With Corlew is Kellie Nestor who has been named assistant personal experience department manager. Nestor has been with the credit union for three years.

Stephanie Cunningham has been named assistant teleservices manager. In the position, Cunningham, with the credit union for seven years, will work with the department manager to direct the daily operations and formulate and direct the sales programs within the credit union’s call center.

WEAN FOUNDATION NAMES OFFICER: The Raymond John Wean Foundation has named Korey Gall as its new capacity building officer. In this role, Gall will implement the foundation’s Capacity Building Program strategies, which include its Capacity Building Fund, Race Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, and Capacity Building Events.

Prior to joining the foundation, Gall of Warren, served as housing associate for Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. In that role, he supported residents in new homeowner acquisition and renovations work in coordination with the Trumbull County Land Bank.

NEW MEDIA BUYER JOINS FIRM: Kelly Fertig, a graduate of Youngstown State University, has joined 898 Marketing in Canfield. She will be responsible for planning and making traditional media buys, building relationships with local media outlets and helping create content across multiple media platforms.

She most recently worked as public relations coordinator at Ohio Living Park Vista in Youngstown.

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