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Aug 6, 2023 WINNER AVIATION CERTIFIED: Winner Aviation at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport has become certified as a Most Loved Workplace backed by the research and analysis of Best Practice

Aug 6, 2023

WINNER AVIATION CERTIFIED: Winner Aviation at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport has become certified as a Most Loved Workplace backed by the research and analysis of Best Practice Institute. The validation provides the most comprehensive look at workplace sentiment for organizations today.

Most Loved Workplaces certify companies where employees are the happiest and most satisfied at work. Winner Aviation became certified based on its scores on the Love of Workplace Index, which surveyed employees on various elements around employee satisfaction and sentiment including the level of respect, collaboration, support and sense of belonging they feel inside the company.

OFFICERS ELECTED: Members of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 74 in Warren have elected Greg Fridley president of the union, which represents about 175 Warren city employees.

Other officers elected in June were Patrick Larson, vice president; Charles Anderson, chief steward; Megan Stanislaw, secretary; and Chase Welch, treasurer.

Executive committee board members are Vince Cavilier, Todd Currie, Eric Davis, Dion Johnson, Matt Maher and Steve Namola.

FIRM’S NEW WEBSITE: Boak & Sons has launched a new website at The exterior contractor worked with TBG Digital Marketing of Canfield to redesign the site. The goal was to offer customers an easier way to research their commercial and residential roofing, insulation, gutter, siding and sheet metal needs, and connect the company for new projects or emergency service and repairs.

Throughout the redesign, the companies conducted exercises to outline target markets, detail customer personas and buyers’ journeys, highlight important keywords and identify unique ways to meet expectations online.

In addition, they placed a heavy focus on optimization for Google local search. The result was a more streamlined design and several new features, such as the Service Dispatch request which allows customers to request a roof repair online.

HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR CARE: Mercy Health-St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital has received three American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” achievement awards for commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke.

The program puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines.

The awards were Get With The Guidelines — Stroke GOLD PLUS; Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Elite.

COMPANIES NAMED AMONG BEST: Poland-based Pharmacy Data Management Inc. and Internet Data Management Inc. have been named top employers in Ohio for the third consecutive year.

The sister companies were named to the annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio. Conducted by Best Companies Group in partnership with Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland, the program identifies and honors those organizations that most benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. Selections are based on employee surveys evaluating workplace policies, practices and systems.

PDMI was ranked No. 24 in the small / medium category. Sixty companies made this year’s list.

CARE PARTNERSHIP FORMED: Meridian HealthCare and AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio have teamed up to provide chronic pain management solutions to Medicaid enrollees in the Mahoning Valley.

The pilot program, which will begin this summer at Meridian’s Youngstown and Warren sites, will focus on behavioral health and medication-free treatment for chronic, noncancer pain in primary care settings for AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio members 18 and older.

AmeriHealth initially will identify patients for the program. Individuals who have been diagnosed with any of the following may be eligible: back pain, neck and shoulder pain, radiculopathy, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, myalgia / myositis, joint pain, arthritis, sciatic nerve pain or arthralgia.

The program will be offered in pain self-management education and acceptance and commitment therapy formats. Both are available virtually and in-person.

DOMINION PUTS ON CLASS: Teachers from McKinley High School in Niles and Canfield High School in Canfield were among several who participated in a program to teach students and their families how to conserve energy and save money.

The e3 Smart Program is through a partnership between Dominion Energy Ohio and Ohio Energy Project, an educational nonprofit, to deliver a science-based educational program promoting energy conservation and efficiency literacy.

The program provides the curriculum to help educators teach students about the fundamentals of energy, why it’s important to conserve it and how to become more energy efficient. Teachers took part in hands-on lab experiences and interactive activities they can use in their classrooms and were given energy efficiency materials for their students.

People on the move

CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES STAFF MOVES: 717 Credit Union recently announced the promotions of several employees. They are:

• Kait Hertzer, who has been with the credit union for six years, has been named manager of its branch in downtown Warren. In her new position, she will oversee member service, while maintaining daily operations of the branch.

• Laura Hall, with 717 for five years, has been named video services department manager. In the position, Hall will direct the daily operations of the video services department and video service representatives.

• Amy Suslovic has been named retail development manager. In her new position, she will be responsible for ensuring the streamlined operation of the member experience outreach department. She has worked for 717 for 10 years.

•Sara Joseph has been promoted to assistant manager of the Larchmont Avenue branch. Joseph, with 717 for four years, will assist the branch manager in overseeing member service and maintaining daily operations of the branch.

The credit union also recently hired Jeffrey Grdic as a mortgage loan consultant. Grdic will be responsible for working with home buyers in Portage County to find mortgage solutions that fit their individual needs.

BURY ADDITION: Bury Financial Group has brought on Sarah E. Bury as paraplanner.

Bury of Poland, who received a bachelor’s degree in June from The Ohio State University in business administration, recently passed her Securities Industry Essentials exam and is studying for her Series 7.

Bury Financial Group in Boardman provides financial services, from investment to education funding to retirement planning.

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