Business briefs

HOWMET RELEASES REPORT: Howmet Aerospace, which has a plant in Weathersfield, has released its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report. The report highlights the company’s commitment and approach to sustainability as well as detailed results against its key metrics designed to drive significant positive impacts for its stakeholders and surrounding communities.

The highlights include a 5.8 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and 1.4 percent decline in energy consumption when compared to 2018. It also reported zero employee and contractor fatalities; a 29 percent decline in days away, restricted and transfer rate; and a 40 percent decrease in the lost workday rate when compared to 2018; and 83 percent of the company’s key suppliers have sustainability programs considered leading or active.

YSU STUDENTS SECOND IN BUSINESS COMPETITION: A team of three students in the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University placed second in the national Enactus United States National Exposition.

Hallie McCaskill, My Le and Lukas Shellhammer took part in the Early Stage competition against 23 other teams. It is the first time YSU Enactus participated in the event.

Enactus, which stands for Entrepreneurial, Action, Us, is the world’s largest experiential learning organizations dedicated to developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators.

McCaskill, Le, Shellhammer, Claudia Chew and Abigail Coffen also placed second out of 10 Enactus teams nationwide in the Unilever Bright Future Grant Competition, earning $1,500 and then an additional $5,000 toward the BiRB (Bring it Right Back) project.

It mobilizes Enactus United States teams to implement innovative projects that apply market-based solutions to reducing plastic waste from manufacturing, consumption and office waste, as well as reduce and reuse packaging through the development of reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging.

MORE WILLIAMSON STUDENTS DO WELL: Three Youngstown State University students in the Williamson College of Business Administration placed second in the 2020 NASBITE International Student Case Competition.

Students on the team were Ahmed Elkhafif, Mason Scovil and Ryan Sheffield, under the guidance of Omer Genc, assistant professor of marketing.

NASBITE is the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators. The international competition brought the best business students together to develop a global expansion strategy for Palladio Cosmetics. YSU’s team developed an expansion plan for the company in the German market.

New business

TREATMENT CENTER TO OPEN: Nashville, Tenn.-based Spero Health has plans to open a new addiction treatment center in Warren.

The new clinic, 552 N. Park Ave., was scheduled to open Tuesday. It joins a network of more than 35 Spero Health locations in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana, providing care for more than 7,200 patients each month.

Spero Health accepts Ohio Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans. Individuals who need addiction treatment services can call 234-243-3127 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

People on

the move

BURGAN ADDS STAFF: Girard native Andrea Thompson has joined Burgan Real Estate in Boardman as a real estate agent.

Thompson, who has been investing in properties since 2010, also manages, bartends and serves at a local restaurant.

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