December 7, 2023


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Here’s a look at business news from around the Mahoning Valley

Also among today’s business updates: ONE Health Ohio; Napa Grocery; CSL Plasma; Truth Fashion Boutique; Akron Children’s Hospital; and Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU.

NILES — The Cafaro Co. is inviting accounting students to its Night at the Scrappers event, an evening of “fun, food, baseball and good conversation” at Eastwood Field on Tuesday.

There will be a picnic and meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. The game starts at 7:05 p.m.

To learn more about upcoming internships and full-time accounting and tax opportunities, RSVP to Cafaro’s Human Resources Department at 330-747-2661, ext. 142.

ONE Health Ohio to host hiring event

YOUNGSTOWN — ONE Health Ohio will host an in-person hiring event from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Lloyd McCoy Community Health Center, 1977 Niles Road SE, Warren.

ONE Health Ohio will be interviewing for licensed practical nurses, medical assistants and front desk workers. A sign-on bonus is available for LPN and front desk positions for RISE Recovery.

Hiring managers will be on-site to answer questions. Applicants should bring a resume and be prepared to interview that day.

For more information, click here.

3 Valley businesses to have ribbon-cutting ceremonies

Three local businesses will celebrate their openings this week with ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

  • Napa Grocery, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road., 9:30 a.m. Tuesday;
  • CSL Plasma, 3377 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday;
  • Truth Fashion Boutique, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road., Niles, 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Napa Grocery is a California-inspired prepared-foods and provisions market owned by chefs Nunzio Scordo and Aaron Hynek. It offers chef-crafted meals presented in display cases, along with grab-and-go, prepackaged food for quick purchase. “We pride ourselves on using only seasonal, fresh produce which drives the ever-evolving menu offerings,” Scordo said in a news release. For more information, call Stacey Willis at 330-286-3136, or email [email protected].

CSL Plasma is celebrating the opening of its new plasma donation center in Youngstown. It is operated by CSL Behring, which uses human plasma to produce therapies that are used around the world to treat bleeding disorders including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, inherited respiratory disease and neurological disorders in certain markets. CSL Behring’s products also are used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation, burn treatment and to prevent hemolytic diseases in newborns. For more information, call 234-287-2758.

Truth Fashion Boutique is co-owned by Auntashae Tates and Terrance Warren. It offers women’s clothing and shoes with a wide range of inclusive sizes. “We also just took a big step and will now be bringing more to our boutique with the addition of wigs, bundles, eye lashes and more,” Tates said in a news release. For more information, call 330-918-0796 or email [email protected].

Akron Children’s named a top-25 company in Cleveland-Akron-Canton area

AKRON — LinkedIn has recognized Akron Children’s Hospital as one of the 25 top companies in the greater Cleveland-Akron-Canton area. 

The rankings are based on LinkedIn’s analysis of company data focusing on seven pillars that have been shown to lead to career progression: ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity (supportive culture), gender diversity and educational background.

“Receiving this recognition from an organization that specializes in connecting people with jobs that allow them to fulfill their potential is extremely gratifying,” Rhonda Larimore, chief human resources officer, said in a news release. “We strive each day to provide the support and flexibility our employees need not only to be successful in their current roles but also to pursue career paths at Children’s that allow them to grow professionally.

“Our employees understand that working here is more than a job,” Larimore said. “Even in these challenging times, they continue to carry out their roles with the same grace and compassion Akron Children’s employees have always shown to our patients, families and each other. We remain committed to supporting their dedication by working to ensure Children’s provides a diverse and inclusive work environment where we treat each other with dignity and respect.”

Webinar to discuss value of LinkedIn strategies

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Youngstown State University is partnering with Curt Anderson, an e-commerce consultant, to discuss the value of LinkedIn strategies and how to build a successful online community.

They will present a webinar at 11 a.m. Tuesday. To register, click here.

The topics will include:

  • Discovering and winning over ideal buyers with LinkedIn;
  • The value of posting videos on LinkedIn;
  • Maximizing LinkedIn Live as a powerful tool;
  • Building a vibrant community with LinkedIn;
  • Making strategic connections to grow your business.

Anderson is the author of “Stop Being the Best Kept Secret” and founder of, an e-commerce resource guide for manufacturers.

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