Business briefs

U.S. REPS. TO HEADLINE CHAMBER EVENT: U.S. Reps. Dave Joyce, R-Bainbridge, who represents a portion of Trumbull County, and Anthony Gonzalez, R-Rocky River, will speak at the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Lattes & Legislators event July 31 in Newton Falls.

Some of the topics that will be addressed include the proposed missile defense system and Camp James A. Garfield near Newton Falls, the opioid epidemic and jobs.

The event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Roby Lee’s, 425 Ridge Road. The cost is $10.

AMERICA MAKES ANNOUNCES THIRD SATELLITE OFFICE: America Makes has announced its third satellite center will be at Wichita State University within the facilities of the National Institute for Aviation Research in Wichita, Kan.

The agreement between America Makes, which is managed by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and the facilities in Kansas was signed Tuesday.

Youngstown-headquartered America Makes is the national accelerator for additive manufacturing. The first satellite center is at the W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation at the University of Texas at El Paso. The second is at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, a part of The Texas A&M University System, in College Station, Texas.

ALTA REACCREDITED: Alta Care Group recently completed its four-year national accreditation review by The Council on Accreditation.

Alta Care Group comprises two divisions: Alta Behavioral Healthcare, a contract agency of the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board that provides behavioral health services to children, adolescents, young adults and families, and Alta Head Start, which operates the Head Start and Early Head Start programs for Mahoning County.

The Council on Accreditation is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization that partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying and promoting accreditation standards.

KOMAR PICKED TO PLUMB DUNKIN STORES: Youngstown plumbing company, Komar Anchor and Plumbing, has been picked to do the plumbing work at new Dunkin stores in Austintown and in North Jackson.

The store in Austintown that once was Popeye’s Chicken will be remodeled into a Dunkin, while the store in North Jackson is new construction.

EASTGATE ANNOUNCES WORKSHOPS: The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments will hold workshops for potential applications of Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Fund grants. The workshops are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Eastgate’s office, 100 E. Federal St., Suite 1000, inside the City Centre One Building.

The workshops will provide information on the application process and the benefits of green space and / or stream restoration. More than $1 million in funding is available.

Application materials for this round are available on Eastgate’s website, www.eastgatecog.org/environmental-planning/CleanOhio. Full applications will be accepted until Jan. 17, 2020.

New Businesses

EASTWOOD WELCOMES NEW STORES: A pottery studio is preparing to open at the Eastwood Mall. Busy Bees Pottery and Art Studio will open Aug. 15 in the Dillard’s concourse near Center Court.

Bees enables the average person learn the arts of pottery, mosaic-making, painting and glass fusing. Monthly workshops and one-on-one lessons will be available. In addition, walk-ins are welcome six days per week. The studio may be booked for private events.

Before Busy Bees opens, MiMe, which allows people to create create precise, miniature replicas of themselves using 3-D printing technology, is expected to open later this month near Center Court.

People on the Move

FARMERS ADDS TO STAFF: Canfield-based Farmers National Bank has added to its home mortgage team with Tony Morelli as mortgage loan consultant at the bank’s branch in Alliance.

Morelli, who has more than 25 years of experience, specializes in helping first-time homebuyers find the right mortgage lending program to meet their needs. He earned his degree from Youngstown State University.

The bank also added Julie Ladd as the Mount Eaton branch manager and Carrie Skolosh as the Damascus branch manager.

Ladd, with more than 20 years in banking, served as branch manager and assistant branch manager for two other regional financial institutions in Wayne County before joining Farmers.

Skolosh, who has more than 14 years in the industry, previously worked at a national institution in several capacities.

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