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TRMC WOUND CENTER RECOGNIZED: The Wound Healing Center at Trumbull Regional Medical Center has achieved the Center of Distinction award from Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound-care services.

This is the seventh year in a row the center has been given the distinction.

The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rate higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal.

The center at TRMC is the only center in the Mahoning Valley to receive such a distinction. Only 250 centers in the U.S. achieved the award out of 600.

MILLWOOD ACQUIRES COMPANY: Millwood Inc. has acquired Cleveland Custom Pallet & Crate, Inc. in downtown Cleveland. It is Millwood’s 10th Ohio and 32nd location nationwide.

With the additional location, Millwood will be able to supply whitewood pallets, crates and other products and services to much of northeast Ohio and beyond.

Cleveland Custom Pallet, formerly known as G&M Pallet & Skid, Co., services much of the greater Cleveland area, including downtown, and is a family-owned business with more than 40 years and two generations of experience. It specializes in many of the same products and services that Millwood already offers, like custom pallets, plastic pallets, pressed wood (INCA) pallets, crates, heat treating, pallet removal and other packaging consumables.

VIEWPOINT PICKS LOCAL COMPANY: Viewpoint, hosted by actor Dennis Quaid, has chosen Youngstown native Dr. Lena Esmail and her chain of urgent cares as a focal point of Viewpoint.

QUICKmed Urgent Care, LLC provides patients with walk-in, school-based and express health care. Its mission is to ensure that patients of all ages and backgrounds have access to convenient, equitable and quality health care where and when they need it.

A production team was to film for the docuseries May 23 that will feature Esmail and other QUICKMed executive team members. The docuseries will air on major public networks and will be available for public distribution in all 50 states.

YSU TO HOST TAX INSTITUTE: The Institute on Taxation at Youngstown State University, presented by the Williamson College of Business Administration, is 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday at Williamson Hall.

The seminar is designed for practicing accountants, enrolled agents and tax preparers who want to stay current on tax regulations and laws and gain insight into tax-planning techniques.

Sessions include estate planning, IRS updates, protecting taxpayer data, phishing schemes, IRS tax pro accounts, pass through entities, state and local taxes and current cases and rulings. The Accountancy Boards of Ohio and Pennsylvania have approved the institute for eight hours of continuing professional education credit. Continuing education for enrolled agents and tax preparers is approved through the IRS.

Register at the Williamson page on the YSU website. The fee is $235. Free parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck.

Other accounting continuing education seminars at YSU include the Governmental and Not-for-Profit Update on Oct. 21, YSU Tax Update on Nov. 18 and YSU Accounting and Auditing Update on Dec. 9. More information at 330-941-3064.

STREAMING REAL ESTATE CLASSES: More Options Realty will livestream Ohio real estate classes through Hondros College at the firm’s training center in Boardman. The three-week classes begin Aug. 8 and are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The deadline to register is July 15. seating is limited to 16 students. For more information, call 330-583-6274 or visit

FIRM GROWS INTO PA.: Burgan Real Estate is moving into Pennsylvania with brokers Patrick Burgan and Sue Filipovich having acquired their Pennsylvania real estate license.

Burgan Real Estate, one of the only local brokerages selected to be a part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, looks at Pennsylvania as the next logical step in the company’s growth. The company plans to invest the same into the markets in Pennsylvania as they have done in the Mahoning Valley, including a branch office, agents and community work.

FRENCH TO LEAD CHAMBER EVENT: Jenifer French, chairwoman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, will speak at the Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber’s Lunch & Legislators series 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Stambaugh Auditorium.

The cost is $10 per person. Register on the Events page of the chamber website, www.regional

AD EVENT IN YOUNGSTOWN: The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF-Akron) is hosting a “Cheers with Peers” social 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Penguin City Brewing Co., 460 E. Federal St., Youngstown.

The greater Youngstown ad community — agencies, media, vendors, freelancers and everyone in the marketing communications industry — is invited to come out and connect.

Registration is recommended, but not required. For more information, please visit:

New businesses

FURNITURE STORE OPEN: Bob’s Discount Furniture recently held a grand opening for its Boardman location at 1240 Doral Drive.

As part of the event, the company donated $2,500 to Poland Middle School and $2,500 to the Magic of Michael Foundation Inc.

Bob’s Discount Furniture is the 10th largest U.S. furniture chain with more than 150 stores across 24 states and more than $2 billion in annual sales.

MALL WELCOMES NEW STORE: The Southern Park Mall has added Daily Thread to its retail portfolio.

Daily Thread features women’s clothing from sizes extra small to 3X. The store is in the J.C. Penney concourse next to The Art Cafe.

People on the move

COMPANY HIRES FOUR YSU GRADS: Commercial Metal Forming, a Youngstown-based manufacturer of tank heads, has added four recent Youngstown State University graduates to its sales team. They are:

• Molly Kale of Poland, who will be an inside sales representative and purchasing assistant. She follows in the footsteps of her grandfather, Jack Cramb, and her father, Gary Cramb, both longtime CMF employees.

• Laurie Peterson of New Castle, Pa., will handle inside sales duties. She has a bachelor’s degree in applied science from YSU.

• Danielle Gorby will be key accounts sales manager. She received a degree in chemical engineering at YSU, and follows her father into the manufacturing industry. Her responsibilities include strengthening relationships with national customers.

• Nick Sarbin comes to CMF after receiving his degree in business management with a marketing minor. He will work on the inside sales team.

PREMIER BANK HIRES CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER: Premier Bank has added Craig Sciara as executive vice president, chief credit officer.

Sciara brings with him 34 years of commercial and corporate banking, leadership and finance experience. He joins Premier from Heartland Financial USA, a large regional bank, with a community banking focus, where he served as senior vice president, regional credit officer.

FIRM BRINGS ON NEW AGENT: Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate has added May Samad to its team of real estate professionals.

Samad, who earned her Ohio real estate license this year, is a graduate of Ursuline High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University.

She will serve Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

FOUNDATION HIRES ADMINISTRATOR: The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley has hired Kathleen McGlothren as its operations and grants administrator. She is the foundation’s third hire in the past year as it works to expand its capacity to support the area’s nonprofit community.

As operations and grants administrator, she is responsible for efficient office operations and administrative functions like record keeping, data management and assisting President Shari Harrell.

She also directly supports the Foundation’s grants and scholarship processes.

WEAN ADDS DIRECTOR: The Raymond John Wean Foundation recently brought on Erika Parker in the newly created position of communications officer.

In the role, she will be responsible for sharing the stories of the foundation and its grantees with the community.

Parker comes to the foundation with more than 17 years of nonprofit experience, most recently as the marketing director with Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. She is a resident of Warren and graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in advertising and public relations.

iSYNERGY GROWS: iSynergy has added Danny Mizicko to the company’s video department, bringing almost two decades worth of video knowledge to iSynergy’s video team.

After earning a telecommunications degree from Youngstown State University, Mizicko took on varied roles as cinematographer, director, producer, and editor, working with top professional athletes and brands including Nike, Red Bull, Fiat, Garmin and Rockstar.

Mizicko’s most recent role was as an NBA video editor, creating content for their digital platforms and the NBA Finals commercials that aired on ESPN.

He has operated his own action sports brand, Stuck In Ohio Productions, for more than 20 years, gaining national attention and giving local athletes a showcase for their skills.

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