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NEW YSU TRUSTEES: The Youngstown State University Foundation recently welcomed Nancy Beeghly, Martha Bushey, Nikki Carter and Scott Schulick to its Board of Trustees.

Each will serve two years.

Beeghly, a former educator and columnist for The Vindicator, has served on various nonprofit and higher education boards and committees. For over 30 years, she has volunteered at the YSU English Festival and was a member of its advisory committee.

Bushey, partner of Manchester, Newman and Bennett, began her career as a nurse, but made the transition to the practice of law. She has served on the boards of Bon Secours Mercy Health, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and the Boardman Civic Association.

Carter, chief strategy officer for the Samaritan Bon Secours Mercy Health group, has experience primarily in the healthcare industry. She is a board member and program committee member of the American College of Healthcare Executives Northern Ohio Chapter and is involved in civic organizations such as the YMCA and Inspiring Minds.

Schulick is Vice President / Investments, AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) at Stifel, Nicolas & Co., Inc. He is a past member of the board of directors of YSU and its foundation. He volunteers as a cabinet committee member of the YSU We See Tomorrow campaign and other charitable causes.

The YSU Foundation is YSU’s non-profit, philanthropic entity. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the foundation provided a record $ 9.9 million in scholarships and program support for YSU students.

MILESTONES CELEBRATION: To mark its 70th anniversary, Thompson Heating and Cooling has decided to give back to the community.

The company will select local charities in Trumbull and Mahoning counties that support children and animals – two causes close to the hearts of the owners, Peg and Bill Wiery – to donate.

Additionally, the company launched a new website that features online planning, financing, product information, team details, and informative blog topics.

The company was founded in 1951.

FOUNDATION TO HELP FAMILY ENTERPRISES: The Regional Chamber Foundation and the private equity firm Scaleco have announced a new aid program

family businesses in the Mahoning Valley.

In coordination with Huntington Bank and HBK CPA and Consultants, the Family-Owned Business Program will be launched in June.

The program is designed to help family businesses of all sizes and industries plan for their succession, including maximizing value, understanding tax implications and a myriad of other aspects when transitioning a business.

It will include quarterly discussions starting June 24 at HBK’s headquarters in Canfield with “Succession Planning: Start Thinking About Selling”.

While the in-person chat and cocktail party that will follow will be by invitation only, there will also be a live streaming option for the presentation for others wishing to participate.

Future topics include “Understanding Your Business Value: Getting the Best Selling Price” and “Succession Planning: Understanding Tax Changes”.

For more information, contact the Chamber’s Director of Economic Development Projects, Shea MacMillan, at 330-744-2131, ext. 1101 or [email protected]

STAFF COMPANY OFFERS REWARD AT WORK: On-demand staffing services will offer a new iPhone, Apple Watch or 70-inch flat-screen TV to local residents who want to return to work.

The agency gives the items to employees who work with them for at least 100 days. Employees must be in good standing with their employer and not have missed a day of work to be eligible.

The promotion, which currently runs until the end of the month, is open to anyone who occupies one of the 150 vacancies posted by the company.

The company has sites in Boardman and Austintown.

HEALTH CARE COMPANY JOINS YBI: The Youngstown business incubator has welcomed Heyday Health to its business portfolio.

The practice uses a hybrid approach that allows patients to access care through video, phone and chat, as well as home visits. All Heyday Health patients are matched with a primary care physician, nurse practitioner and health ally.

The company chose the Mahoning Valley after analyzing the healthcare landscape, demographic trends and consulting with local stakeholders.

New companies

LAWYER OPENS OFFICE: Lawyer Nicholas Cerni has opened a new office at 755 Boardman Canfield Road, Suite M-1, Boardman.

His areas of practice include criminal law, civil and business law, real estate litigation, personal injury and appeals.

CENTER OPENS NEW LOCATION: Insight Clinical Counseling & Wellness recently opened a new location in Canfield at 3685 Stutz Drive, Suite 103.

The office has space for parent / child interaction therapy, which takes place through coaching sessions in which the parent / guardian and child are in a playroom while the therapist is in a observation room watching them interact through a one-way mirror or live video stream. The parent / guardian wears a bug-in-the-ear device through which the therapist provides instant coaching on the skills they are learning to manage their child’s behavior.

The office is Insight’s third in the Mahoning Valley.

People on the move

THE FIRST APPOINTED VP SENIOR: Jennifer Scroggs was recently appointed Senior Vice President and Director of Senior Wealth of Premier Bank.

Scroggs, who has over 15 years of wealth management experience, will oversee the development and execution of strategy for the bank’s wealth management division.

She will be responsible for overall sales and financial growth, forging new relationships and for profitability of the division.

Previously, she worked as Senior Vice President, Director of Trusts / Head of Bank Trustees.

BURGAN ADDS REALTOR: Burgan Real Estate, based in Canfield, has recruited Terra O’Brien, from Warren, as an agent.

O’Brien, a graduate of Warren John F. Kennedy High School, attended Kent State University and previously worked in the transportation industry.

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