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The Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce to host Business Expo

The Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo will be held Oct.10 at the Wright State University Nutter Center from 5 to 7 p.m. This free event is open to the public, although exhibitors must pay a fee. The chamber anticipates about 500 attendees and more than 60 businesses to participate.

More information and registration details are available here.

Austen BioInnovation Institute executive honored at White House

Dr. Janine E. Janosky, vice president of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron’s Center for Community Health Improvement, was one of eight national “Champions for Change” for prevention and public health. She was recognized during a ceremony at the White House earlier this week for her efforts to improve the health of Akron-area residents.

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PMI of Central Ohio announces Sept. 17 job fair

On Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road in Columbus, the Project Management Institute Central Ohio Chapter (PMICOC) will host a job fair.

Get registration details here.

City of Columbus to offer free training for small businesses

Columbus has begun offering free classes to small-business owners and their employees as part of an effort to help bolster work-force development in the city. Columbus City Council earmarked $10,000 for the pilot program this spring.

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Lucas County effort helps youths get job experience

In Lucas County, federal stimulus dollars have helped employ 565 low-income young adults this summer. The Lucas County Summer Youth Employment Program has been challenged with obstacles in its five-year existence — including reduced funds in 2011 — but organizers say this year’s program may be its strongest yet.

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$20m Northside Medical project in Youngstown represents commitment to community

Northside Medical Center officials say the ceremonial groundbreaking earlier this week for a $20 million addition and renovation project in Youngstown represents a commitment to the hospital, its patients and the community. The project at Northside on Gypsy Lane, an affiliate of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, includes a 30,000-square- foot, three-story tower that will house the Emergency Department and serve as the hub of the hospital. Construction is expected to be completed in 2014.

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Architectural firm plans $4m-plus rehab project for Youngstown building

Youngstown-based Strollo Architects is ready to start a $4 million- plus rehabilitation project of the long-vacant Wells Building downtown to turn it into the company’s new headquarters with 12 apartments on its upper three floors.

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TechPint: A mini-tech conference for Cleveland. In a bar. With pints.

On Thursday, June 20, the first TechPint event will be held in Cleveland at the Market Garden Brewery. This new event series will then be held every three months in drinking establishments across the city. TechPint will feature speakers that will shake things up for you and give you a chance to see how fellow innovators are progressing with new ventures. Pints will be flowing freely, and undoubtedly new ideas and connections, too. Cost: $12.

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National Urban League seeks to address black jobless rate, chooses Cleveland to launch effort

Despite a slow descent in unemployment, the rate for African Americans remains the highest of any group, both in Ohio and nationally.

The National Urban League has picked Cleveland to launch a $100 million, five-year effort to address the situation.

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Akron doc champions heart-shocking device list

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are available in schools, churches, fitness centers and other places across the community to rescue people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, but no master list exists to let emergency medical responders or well-intentioned citizens know exactly where those AEDs are located.

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Summit County paging all good hackers for National Day of Civic Hacking

On June 1 and 2, Summit County will join the White House and dozens of governments across the country in sponsoring the National Day of Civic Hacking with HackNEO. The event is an opportunity for government agencies, businesses, nonprofits and engaged citizens to collaborate on using technology to help address shared civic challenges. The event will take place at Summit Artspace.

Details available here.
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