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PARTNERSHIP TO FIGHT SCAMS: Premier Bank has partnered with the American Bankers Association and more than 1,300 banks across the U.S. to educate customers about the threat of phishing scams with the launch of a consumer awareness campaign called #BanksNeverAskThat.

The campaign seeks to empower consumers to identify bogus bank communications asking for sensitive information like their passwords and Social Security numbers.

Premier Bank will share basic questions and consumer tips on social media designed to highlight the most common phishing schemes.

FUNDING WORKSHOP AVAILABLE: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Mahoning-Shengnago (MASH) will hold a federal and state funding workshop Thursday at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown.

The workshop, “The American Rescue Plan: Navigating Federal and State Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits,” will begin 8:30 a.m. The speaker, Kristen Olmi, is the managing member of K.O. Consulting, LLC, which focuses on community and economic development. Formerly, she was the grants coordinator for the Mahoning County Sanitary Engineering Department.

Visit mahoningshenangochapter for more information. Registration also is available through the education tab on the website or by emailing [email protected]. The cost for AFP members is $10 dollars and $20 for nonmembers.

PAIN CENTER ADDS NEW EQUIPMENT: Ohio Pain & Rehabilitation, a chiropractic and physical therapy center in Warren, has added a new physical therapy machine called the Indiba Active CT9.

The machine utilizes an electromagnetic wave at a frequency of 448 kHz to reduce pain and swelling, improve mobility and enable faster healing.

It can treat the following musculoskeletal conditions: osteoarthritis, lower back pain, neck pain, bursitis, tendinopathy, hematoma, fractures, muscle tears, sprains and strains. The device also can enhance physio aesthetics including skin trophicity, scars, edemas and contouring of sagging skin, as well as lymphatic and venous drainage.

ECOMMERCE CONFERENCE: The Ohio Small Business Development Centers at Youngstown State University will host an eCommerce seminar online 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Curt Anderson, eCommerce consultant, will lead the event. Registration is available at

U-HAUL EXPANDS: U-Haul Co. of Massachusetts and Ohio Inc. has signed Northend Supermarket, 1645 N. Park Ave., as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Warren community.

The site will offer trucks, moving supplies and in-store pickup for boxes.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 330-367-5230 or visiting

REALTOR OPENS TRAINING CENTER, GYM: More Options Realty, which has local offices in Hubbard and Boardman, has opened a gym and training center at the Boardman office, 5611 Market St.

Agents from all local brokerages are invited to use the spaces.

Also, director of operations Jason Neapolitan of Canfield, Hubbard native Tony Patone Jr. and Lowellville native Lara Mangiarelli recently came aboard the realty agency’s division in Florida.

People on the Move

BEVACQUA JOINS FIRM: Former television news anchor Vince Bevacqua recently joined Pecchia Communications as a senior consultant.

Bevacqua, who also has 13 years of public relations experience, serves Pecchia Communications’ clients across a variety of public relations and marketing activities.

He most recently was corporate communications director for Compco Industries in Columbiana. Previously, he was a vice president with Prodigal and operated his own boutique public relations firm.

Before his work in public relations, Bevacqua spent 14 years in the television news business, including eight as anchor at WYTV Channel 33 in Youngstown. There he won three Ohio Associated Press awards for excellence in reporting.

BRITE HIRES SPECIALIST: BRITE Energy Innovators recently hired John Galvin as technical specialist to oversee day-to-day operations in the BRITE Energy Labs and work with startups as they develop new technologies.

A resident of Howland, Galvin joined BRITE shortly after graduating from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in information technology and a minor in management information systems. He started working with BRITE in January 2020 as a lab intern.

In addition, he is the co-founder and co-owner of Chromaticity Technologies, a special effects, lighting and computer networking technology startup based in Howland.

717 NAMES MANAGER: Paul Soos recently joined 717 Credit Union as the internal audit manager.

Soos, who holds a degree in accounting, will oversee the financial institution’s internal auditing department. Auditing is the management function that independently examines and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of operational and accounting controls within the credit union.

Submit items for Business briefs, New Businesses and People on the Move to [email protected], fax to 330-841-1717 or online at The deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday.

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