Business briefs

HOME SAVINGS APPOINTS BRANCH MANAGER: Stacia Brown of Youngstown was recently appointed manager of Home Savings Bank’s branch at 2996 McCartney Road, Youngstown.

Brown, with seven years of industry experience, most recently served as branch manager of a community bank headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Brown, who earned a bachelor’s degree in small business from the University of Phoenix, serves on the Women’s Committee of the United Way of Trumbull County.

FARMERS BANK PROMOTES: Canfield-based Farmers National Bank has promoted Jim C. Dean, certified treasury professional, to vice president, market president, business deposits and services manager.

Dean joined Farmers in 2018 as its business deposits and services manager, a position where he led the bank’s Treasury Management Division. In his new role, he will engage in the bank’s overall business development efforts and corporatewide initiatives, while continuing to grow its business and deposit relationships.

Dean has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in business administration from Baldwin Wallace University. He previously worked at banks and financial services companies in Ohio, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

AMERICA MAKES LAUNCHES SERIES: America Makes in Youngstown, the U.S. Department of Defense’s additive manufacturing accelerator, will today launch the Virtual Gameday Series, a series of virtual panels and networking events that will cover important and trending topics in the additive manufacturing community.

The organization is partnering with additive manufacturing expert Terry Wohlers and Wohlers Associates, who will moderate the panels, in the series.

The first panel is noon to 4 p.m. and will focus on COVID-19 response efforts and the pandemic’s impact on the future of additive manufacturing.

Dates and times for future events will be announced as they become available.

CHAMBER RELEASES REPORT: The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has released its first business retention and expansion annual report, breaking down the 400 site visits its economic development team made to companies last year in the Mahoning Valley.

The report offers an industry breakdown of the visits completed by the team last year, focusing on the Valley’s driver industries with an emphasis on manufacturing and other key industries, such as logistics, warehousing and wholesale trade. It is available on the chamber’s website, www.regionalchamber.com.



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