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ALTA CARE RECEIVES DONATION: Alta Care Group in Youngstown has received $60,000 from the Children’s Mental Health Circle of Friends Foundation to support Alta’s programs and services.

Of the money, $30,000 will be put toward Alta’s intensive home-based treatment program, which works with children and adolescents with serious emotional and / or behavioral disorders who are at significant risk for out-of-home placement; $20,000 toward scholarships for youth with no third-party insurance coverage to attend Camp Challenge Operations summer program; and $10,000 for school-based mental health services for on-site counseling and support to youth with emotional and behavioral disorders.

ALLSTATE OWNERS, STAFF EARN GRANT FOR MISSION: Fifteen Allstate agency owners, personal financial representatives and staff from Trumbull, Mahoning and Portage counties recently came together to volunteer and secure a $20,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant to benefit Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

The mission will use the money to further its efforts to provide housing and create transition plans for those facing homelessness.

The volunteers earned the grant by serving food to those staying in the organization’s facilities and helping with cleanup projects around the facilities.

Participating agency owners, personal financial representatives and staff included Robert Martin and Corinn Sanders, Warren; Rocco Nolfi, Niles; Brittany Gunter, Hubbard; George Buell, Robert Fusco and Adrianne Knight, Austintown; Margaret Gum, Youngstown; Theodora Cougras and George Passas, Boardman; Stephen Piersante, Poland; and Matthew Young, Ravenna.

AKRON CHILDREN’S APPOINTS EXECUTIVES: Akron Children’s Hospital, which has facilities in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, has appointed three new executives in its outpatient care division.

Craig McGhee has been named chief ambulatory officer. Reporting to McGhee are Michael Mainwaring, vice president of community care, and Matthew Groninger, vice president of medical and surgical subspecialties.

McGhee will oversee the operations of all Akron Children’s medical and surgical subspecialty practices and rehabilitation on its two hospital campuses in downtown Akron and Boardman, its regional health centers and other specialty care clinics throughout its service area, as well as the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics primary care network.

Mainwaring will be responsible for the operations of outpatient services based in the community, such as Akron Children’s network of 28 pediatric primary care practices.

Groninger will manage operations of medical and surgical ambulatory practices on the two hospital campuses and regional sites. His responsibilities will include strategic / business planning, practice recruitment and development, resource deployment and financial performance and oversight.

RUNWAY RACE A SUCCESS: The second annual 5k on the Runway at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport raised $10,000 to benefit the future of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station.

The event on July 6, hosted by the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council, had 175 runners.

Proceeds benefited the future of station through the community council the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission, an advocacy organization under the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber.

New Business

ADDITION AT TBEIC: The ribbon was cut recently on a new business at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in downtown Warren for Intwine Connect, an internet of things startup focused on developing mass-deployable longterm evolution failover and efficiency solutions.

The company opened its second office at TBEIC for sales and research at the energy integration lab, where it tests its smart meter products to analyze energy loads on household appliances and other products.

TBEIC is an energy incubator that helps technology startups in the energy industry grow. It provides mentoring and other resources to its portfolio companies and acts as a matchmaker for startups and research institutions, manufacturers and utility providers.

People on the Move

BURGAN AGENT NAMED SPOKESWOMAN: Amanda Hamilton, a real estate agent with Canfield-based Burgan Real Estate, was recently named spokeswoman for Every Dog Matters, a group of volunteers in the Mahoning Valley dedicated to creating better lives for dogs through rescue, foster, training and adoption.

The group is responsible for taking abandoned, abused or challenging dogs and providing them with extra time and training to help them learn to trust again and connect them with an owner.

She has been involved with the group for more than two years.

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