ENERGY COMPANY NAMED TO BEST-OF LIST: Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. has been named to the inaugural 2023-24 list of Best Companies to Work For in the Utility Sector by U.S. News & World Report .
This recognition reflects FirstEnergy’s commitment to its team members through quality compensation and benefits, career opportunities, professional development and more.
The latest list from U.S. News & World Report highlights 349 publicly traded companies spanning 20 industries. For the utilities sector, FirstEnergy ranked sixth out of 18 companies included.
Guided by a panel of experts, US News & World Report editors conducted an analysis of publicly traded companies in the United States with at least 75 Glassdoor employee reviews from 2020 to 2022 on six factors important to well-being. be employees. These included quality salaries and benefits, work-life balance and flexibility, job and business stability, physical and psychological comfort, belonging and esteem, as well as career and professional development opportunities.
BRAYDICH TO HELP VETERINARIANS: Braydich Dental in Hubbard will offer free dental services to veterans in the Mahoning Valley throughout Veterans Day week, November 7-10.
Veterans can choose from a variety of dental services, including fillings, extractions, cleanings and denture adjustments.
To ensure personalized care and services, veterans must schedule an appointment in advance, with appointment slots available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To make an appointment, veterans can call 330-964-2116.
OPENING OF THE NEW MARRIOTT: CTW Development Corp. and Kennsington Hospitality announced the completion and grand opening of TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites by Marriott on Wednesday.
The property is the first prototype of these two brands designed by CTW Development and Marriott International. Featuring 101 extended stay suites from both Marriott brands under one roof, the new suites are spacious and feature a modern design that allows guests to be productive and relax while mixing business with pleasure.
The new facility is located in the Westford Lifestyle community in Canfield at 4100 Westford Place.
FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP DISCUSSION TOPIC: Mahoning Valley entrepreneurs are invited to attend an upcoming franchise ownership seminar hosted by the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Minority Business Assistance Center and Youngstown State University’s Excellence Training Center with Ron Taylor as a special speaker.
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Kohli Hall Training Center of Excellence. Participants can register at tinyurl.com/ybifranchise by Wednesday. Remote access will also be available.
The seminar is designed to educate entrepreneurs about the benefits of franchising. Drawing on his 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Taylor will explain how choosing the right franchise brand can help launch an entrepreneurial career versus running an independent business.
Taylor opened his first franchise with Edible Arrangements in 2006 and Simple Greek in 2017. Over the years, he won Franchisee of the Year and Best-Selling Franchise Store awards and became COO of the franchise for Simple Greek in 2019.
People on the move
STEWARD MAKES DOCTOR: Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Steward Medical Group have recruited Dr. Ravi Patel to Steward Primary Care, 2668 Elm Road, Building C, Cortland.
A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Patel’s clinical interests include pediatrics, women’s health and gynecology, and knee and shoulder injections for joint pain.
He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, where he worked as a postdoctoral researcher. Patel completed a family medicine residency with Western Reserve Health Education at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
REALTOR® JOINS THE BUSINESS: Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate recently welcomed real estate agent Phillip Fisher to the brokerage.
In 2023, Fisher obtained his Ohio real estate license and began working in the Mahoning Valley. In addition to real estate, Fisher, who has a degree in business administration, works as an auto parts salesman in the area.
It will provide real estate services in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.
NEW GM NAMED: American Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Stucki Co. and a supplier of new and remanufactured railcar components and systems, has hired Jason Lhota as general manager.
Lhota brings with him more than 20 years of experience in strategic supply chain and operations oversight, most recently at Howe Street Advisors, a Pittsburgh business advisory firm.
Lhota holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is headquartered in Sharon and resides in Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
American Industries supplies new and remanufactured railcar components and systems from its locations in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and Jerseyville, Illinois.