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CHAMBER EVENT PLANNED: The Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber will host A Taste of the Holidays on December 8th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road, Poland.

There will be themed drinks, a dessert table, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and a photo station and maybe even a performance by Santa Claus.

There will also be an ugly Christmas sweater contest.

The cost is $30 per member and $40 per non-member.

NEW BUSINESS FILINGS: According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, there were 14,037 new business filings in October, down 103 from October 2021 and 456 fewer than September.

So far this year, 152,204 new businesses have been launched, an average of 15,220 per month. Last year at the same time 170,740 were created.

New business filings are classified as forms filed with the Ohio Secretary of State declaring the incorporation of a business entity, including for-profit, not-for-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited partnerships.

Registering as an Ohio corporation does not guarantee that the corporation will be operational, profitable, or create jobs.

LOCAL CAMPSITE AWARDED: Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), the world’s largest family of public campsites, recently recognized Lake Milton / Berlin Lake KOA Holiday Campground with the 2023 KOA President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award.

They were unveiled at KOA’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday.

The Founder’s Award is KOA’s highest service award. It is awarded to KOA campground owners and managers who achieve world-class ratings in customer service and KOA quality testing.

The President’s Award is given to campsites that meet exceptional quality standards and receive high ratings for customer service from their campers.

MVMC MEETING: The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition is hosting its next all-member meeting on December 15 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Penguin City Brewing in Youngstown.

Scheduled for the meeting is a presentation by Dave Stillwagon of the Community Corrections Association to learn more about local communities involved in justice and the services available to them to overcome obstacles, and the Youth Outreach, Diversity Equity and Inclusion programs , Earn and Learn and Ohio To Work .

After the meeting, a networking mixer will take place at the brewery.

YOUTH MARKET DAY WINNER: Junior Achievement of Eastern Ohio, in partnership with Eastwood Mall, hosted a one-day Youth Market on November 5 featuring young entrepreneurs offering their products and services for sale to the public.

Mall shoppers were encouraged to visit student tables and vote for their favorite stores. The participants were responsible for their table setting, signage, product sales and customer interactions. At the end of the event, the jury and the prizes were awarded.

The $50 Mall Gift Card winners were Krafty Kyra for Best Product; To God’s Glory Arts, Best in Show Award; and The Lynnee Twins, LLC, won the People’s Choice Award.

FREE FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE: The Credit Union of Ohio is offering a free virtual workshop on financial health checks Tuesday noon.

Financial coach Cindy Walker will provide attendees with a checklist of steps they can take to build healthy financial habits. Participants will also work to create their own definition of financial health and develop financial goals.

No membership is required to attend this free workshop, but prior registration is required. View the full Credit Union of Ohio workshop schedule and register at

SCHOOL HOSTS YES PROGRAM: Today, Struthers Middle School will host JA-In-A-Day, a one-day presentation of Eastern Ohio’s junior achievement programs.

Seventh and eighth graders will receive financial literacy classes taught by volunteers and staff from the Huntington Bank, which donated funds to host the event.

Seventh grade students are introduced to JA It’s My Future, which provides information to prepare them for the world of work. Students will develop the personal branding and job search skills needed to land a job and research potential careers, create basic resumes, identify appropriate interview behavior, and differentiate between soft and technical skills.

Eighth grade students receive JA Economics For Success, a program that encourages students to explore their skills, interests, and values ​​to make informed educational, career, and life decisions. Students will work to expand their knowledge of personal finance to apply financial management skills regardless of income bracket.

PNC FOUNDATION DONATIONS: The PNC Foundation is making more than $57,000 in grants to seven local organizations in support of PNC Grow Up Great, a bilingual multi-year initiative that helps prepare children from birth to age 5 for success prepare for school and life.

The organizations that received grants are:

• Akron Children’s Hospital – $7,000 in support “Suffice and read”, Use by pediatricians and nurses to discuss and encourage reading with their patients and families and to distribute a free book to all children during their regular pediatric check-ups.

• Alta Care Group – $7,500 to support the Head Start program to provide early childhood mental health counselors.

• Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Academy – $3,000 in support “Hand on STEM” Curriculum.

• Millcreek Children’s Center – $4,000 in support “explore math” through an excursion program.

• Wow! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology – $8,811 to support the “United Way Success at 6” Program through scientific commitment.

• United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley – Foundation grants totaling $45,000, including a $25,000 grant to support the “Success at 6” Initiative providing pre-kindergarten pre-kindergarten prep camp to hundreds of students throughout the Mahoning Valley.

• YWCA Mahoning Valley – $2,500 to support its early education program.

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REALTOR JOINS AGENCY: Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate has added Realtor Michael Platt to the agency’s staff.

Platt, who received his Ohio real estate license in 2020, previously worked in law enforcement for 20 years. During his first full year in business, he received the Ohio Realtor’s President’s Sales Club Award of Distinction.

Platt lives in Trumbull County with his wife and three children.

BECOME AGENTS BUSINESS: More Options Realty has hired two new licensed agents, Sophia Fennell and Amanda Douglass, as well as several individuals who have begun taking courses at the company’s Boardman training center to complete their Ohio state real estate agent exam.

These people are Skyler Greeneisen, Cameron Durig, Caleb Durig, Ian Hull, Carlie Lattanzio, Amanda Douglass, Natalie Firth, Kelly Flowers, and Troy Kachelries.

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