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OHIO LAUNCHES BUSINESS SURVEY: The state has launched the Ohio Business In-Demand Survey to provide commentary on the state’s list of in-demand jobs.
The survey, managed in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, the InnovateOhio Platform, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, creates a straightforward user experience and allows companies to provide feedback on current and in-demand jobs. Ohio futures in minutes. .
Ohio is required to maintain a list of in-demand jobs that guides spending for 85% of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act training funds. While not mandatory, Ohio has previously chosen to survey employers to ensure the state’s programs meet the needs of businesses.
The current survey is open to all registered Ohio businesses, giving businesses large and small to have their say about how Ohio prepares people for the current workforce.
Companies can complete the In-Demand Jobs Survey at topjobs.ohio.gov/survey. Ohio’s updated in-demand list will be released in late 2021.
IMPROVED ALDI OPENING: The ALDI store at 2774 Parkman Road NW was recently renovated as part of an ongoing initiative to remodel and expand existing ALDI stores nationwide.
The updated store offers improved layout and ample refrigeration to accommodate an expanded selection of fresh and convenient foods. It also has open ceilings and natural lighting, and it is built with environmentally friendly materials.
EXPANDING ACCESS TO ADVANCED CARE: Sharon Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital and sister hospital to Trumbull Regional Medical Center, completed its first successful Aortic Valve Catheter Replacement (TAVR) procedure in June.
TAVR is an innovative technique for heart patients who may be at high risk or too ill for traditional open heart surgery. The procedure uses a catheter to replace a failing heart valve, making it much less invasive than traditional open-heart operations.
Dr Chinedu Angela E. Igwe, interventional cardiologist trained in structural heart at Sharon Regional performed the first TAVR procedures in the hospital. Sharon Regional uses the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve to treat high-risk and intermediate-risk patients with aortic stenosis, one of the most common heart valve diseases.
THE AUTOMOTIVE DEALER HAS A MILESTONE: Apostolakis Honda, 3156 Elm Road, reached an important milestone in July, with 45 years of activity in the great Mahoning Valley.
The only Honda dealership in Trumbull County has received numerous awards for its sales, service and financial excellence. Among these awards, the most prestigious is the honor of being a 10-time winner of the Council of Excellence, awarded only to the 15% of the best dealers in the United States.
The service team was recently recognized for its outstanding performance with the Honda Customer Service Experience Award and the Fixed First Visit Award.
RECOGNIZED HOWMET: Howmet Aerospace Inc., based in Pittsburgh, which has a factory in Weathersfield, has been awarded the “3+” designation of 50/50 women on the boards of directors to have three or more women sitting on its board of directors. With four female board members, a third of the seats on Howmet Aerospace’s board are held by women.
They are Amy E. Alving, Sharon R. Barner, Nicole W. Piasecki and Jody G. Miller.
50/50 Women on Boards is a global education and advocacy campaign leading the movement towards diverse and gender balanced boards. According to the campaign, almost 24 percent of Russell 3000 board seats are held by women and only 879 companies had at least three female board members.
People on the move
REGIONAL CHAMBER ADDS STAFF: Samantha Ensminger recently joined the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber as events coordinator. She will assist the Events and Marketing divisions with logistics and reservations for the organization’s nearly 100 events, as well as coordinating and promoting Chamber members’ inauguration celebrations.
Ensminger most recently worked as a copywriter for Advantage Video Production & Marketing, writing scripts, web content and social media texts. She had similar responsibilities as a writer at J. Saul Campbell & Co., where she also organized and supervised events for clients.
The Girard resident received her BA in English, with a double minor in Professional and Technical Writing and Italian, from Youngstown State University.
A PHYSICIAN JOINED STEWARD: Steward Medical Group recently added Dr. Nishok Karthikeyan, physician in internal medicine. He will also join the medical staff at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, where he completed his residency training with Western Reserve Health Education in Internal Medicine.
Karthikeyan received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown and has an interest in geriatric medicine, sports medicine, diabetes management, and preventive care.
PR FIRM RECRUITS FORMER JOURNALIST: Houck’s agency in Youngstown, a public relations and marketing firm, recently hired former Tribune Chronicle reporter Ashley Fox as a content specialist.
Fox’s role will include writing, media relations and customer service.
Prior to doing local reporting, Fox wrote for newspapers in Medina and Polson, Mont., The latter of which she also oversaw social media and helped edit copy. She also has experience in marketing and management.
Fox graduated from Chaney High School and received her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications in 2009 with a minor in journalism from Youngstown State University.
BISSELL JOINS PECCHIA COMMUNICATIONS: Pecchia Communications has hired Brittany Bissell, former TV news reporter and presenter, as project manager.
She will serve clients in a wide range of public relations and marketing activities.
Bissell was most recently the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator at the Trumbull County Education Services Center in Niles. There, she led digital, video and print projects for principals and their teams for the past two years.
Before that, she worked for about four years on local television as a journalist and presenter of news and sports.
WESTMINSTER APPOINTS VP: Westminster College has selected Jean Hale as Vice President for Institutional Advancement following national research, effective July 12.
Hale brings over 20 years of higher education experience to Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, most recently as Executive Director of Community and Corporate Relations at the University of California, Pennsylvania.
Hale is a board member of Leadership Washington County, a leadership development organization in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She also works as a fundraising consultant and has volunteered in a fundraising capacity for many non-profit organizations.