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EVENT CENTER ACCEPTING BOOKINGS: The Eastwood Event Centre at the Eastwood Mall is taking bookings for functions starting Oct. 1. To book or get more information, call 330-989-7225, or email info@eastwoodeventcentre.com.

The facility, operated by Columbus Hospitality Management, is 30,000 square feet and can host up to 1,000 guests. It will be equipped with the latest high-tech audio, video and data transmission equipment and state-of-the-art kitchen.

AKRON CHILDREN’S ADDS NEW IMAGING SYSTEM: Akron Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in northeast Ohio to provide X-rays for patients using the EOS imaging system, the first technology capable of providing full-body, 2-D and 3-D images of patients in a standing position with a low dose of radiation.

The addition means that young patients seeing orthopedic specialists who need regular X-rays, such as those with scoliosis, will be exposed to much less radiation as they are assessed.

According to the company, the EOS system offers 50 percent to 85 percent less radiation than traditional X-ray systems and 95 percent less dose than basic computed tomography (CT) scans, in accordance with the As Low As Reasonably Achievable principle for minimizing a patient’s exposure to radiation.

BRITE HOSTING EVENT: BRITE Energy Innovators is hosting a lunch and learn 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at BRITE’s headquarters on Courthouse Square in downtown Warren. The accompanying talk will focus on lithium ion technology and innovative applications. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is available at www.brite.org/upcoming-events. For more information, call 330-766-4438.

THERAPY LUNCH AND LEARN: Eschman Physical Therapy, LLC will host a complimentary pelvic floor and physical therapy lunch and learn 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Niles SCOPE, 14 E. State St.

The event will feature information on pelvic floor therapy. Twenty seats are available. Call 330-372-5800 to make a reservation.

CHAMBER DRIVING TO CAPITAL: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s third annual Columbus Drive-In is Wednesday. Breakfast and bus departure is 7 a.m. The bus departs Columbus at 4 p.m.

Among whom the group will meet are House Speaker Larry Householder, Senate President Larry Obhof, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Attorney General Dave Yost and Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

The cost is $250 for chamber members and $500 for nonmembers. The price includes transportation and reception. Attendees can make their own travel arrangements, but the price remains the same.

DOMINION RATE OFFERS: Dominion Energy Ohio’s standard choice and standard service offers rates will be $2.09 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) for February. The rates are 92 cents, or 30.6 percent, less than February 2019, and 28 cents, or 11.8 percent, less than in January.

The average residential customer’s bill in February would be $80.45, down $11.20, or 12.2 percent, according to the company’s filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

People on the Move

AMERICA MAKES ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS: Alexander Steeb joins America Makes as new operations director, and Andrew Resnick as the new communications and public affairs director.

As operations director, Steeb, who will report directly to John Wilczynski, executive director, will lead and coordinate the efforts of the America Makes leadership team, including education and work force, partnerships and community relations, membership, and communications and public relations in executing the terms of the new cooperative agreement with the Department of the Air Force and manage all of its associated requirements.

As communications and public affairs director, Resnick will lead and manage strategic activities and opportunities that will further cultivate America Makes’ role as a convener, coordinator and catalyzer within its membership community, the additive manufacturing industry and government stakeholders. He will work closely with the entire America Makes leadership team and will report to Steeb.

AKRON CHILDREN’S ADDS VP: Tuli Banerjee has been named vice president of payor strategy for Akron Children’s Hospital, effective March 2. In the role, Banerjee will be the executive lead for all payor relationships and negotiations for Akron Children’s, including evaluation of reimbursement models, contract language and the impact of payor strategies on Akron Children’s overall strategic plan. Banerjee will evaluate and recommend an array of strategies for contracting, including fee-for-service, value-based and risk-based arrangements.

She will assume the responsibilities of Karen Richter, vice president of managed care, who is retiring after 27 years of service. Richter will remain at Akron Children’s through March 13 to assist in the transition.

BRITE BRINGS ON VP: BRITE Energy Innovators, Ohio’s only energy tech incubator, recently brought on Jeff Rockwood as its inaugural vice president of tech acceleration to bolster its ability to provide support services to early stage energy tech companies.

An Akron native, Rockwood advances BRITE and the region’s economic and community development with his experienced leadership in technology entrepreneurship management. His role will be facilitating velocity, investment and mentoring for organizations advancing power, energy storage, grid edge and e-mobility solutions.

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