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BUSINESS UPDATES | Derrick McQueen joins Burgan Real Estate team

Among today's business updates: Farmers National Bank; Akron Children's Hospital; Huntington; and AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

CANFIELD — Derrick McQueen has joined the Burgan Real Estate team as its newest Realtor.

McQueen graduated from Ursuline High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Ohio State University.

“Every one of our agents has their own unique way of leaving a lasting, positive impression on the people we help,” Patrick Burgan, co-owner of Burgan Real Estate, said in a news release. “Derrick McQueen’s attitude, approach and passion for not only being the best version of himself but bringing the best out of others is an intangible that will make him a successful real estate agent with us. We are lucky to have him as a part of our Burgan Real Estate family.”

McQueen previously worked as a producer at FM101.9 JAMZ and as a meter installer for the city of Youngstown.

“I have always wanted to do something with my life that left a lasting imprint on the lives of others, giving them a better opportunity to live the life they have always dreamed of,”  McQueen said in the release. “Patrick [Burgan], Sue [Filipovich] and the team at Burgan have created a culture and company that strives to not just find people a home but a better life. What better way to leave a lasting impression on people in our area than by working with them to find the home of their dreams?”

Farmers names branch manager
for its Kidron, Ohio, location

CANFIELD — Farmers National Bank has named Chad Wyckoff branch manager at its Kidron branch in Wayne County. 

Wyckoff graduated from Mount Union College and has spent 27 years in the banking industry. He is well-known in Wayne County civic circles, with leadership experience in community organizations such as the United Way, the YMCA and Rotary Club. He was named Dalton Citizen of the Year in 2018 for his civic efforts.

“Chad brings the banking experience, people skills and community involvement we look for in a successful branch manager,” Amber Wallace, executive vice president and chief retail and marketing officer, said in a news release. “With legendary customer service being our top priority, Chad is prepared to deliver personal and professional service to every client.”

Akron Children’s receives
14th NorthCoast 99 award

AKRON — For the 14th time, Akron Children’s Hospital was honored by ERC with a NorthCoast 99 award as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work.

“We are honored and humbled to again receive NorthCoast 99 recognition, particularly because this award is based on employee feedback,” Rhonda Larimore, chief human resources officer at Akron Children’s, said in a news release. “Our employees have always viewed their work as more than a job. For more than 130 years, they have dedicated themselves to the promises our hospital was founded on: treat every child as we would our own; treat others as they would like to be treated; and turn no child away for any reason.”

Presented by ERC and now in its 22nd year, NorthCoast 99 recognizes 99 workplaces in the region for their efforts to attract, develop, retain and motivate their top performers.

Huntington introduces new
features to help customers

COLUMBUS — Huntington announced two new features in its overdraft-protection lineup: 24-Hour Grace for Business and a no overdraft fee $50 Safety Zone. 

24-Hour Grace gives consumer, business and commercial customers additional time to cover overdrafts on their checking accounts. With 24-Hour Grace, Huntington will automatically waive the overdraft fee as long as the customer makes a deposit during the next business day to resolve the overdraft. 24-Hour Grace is available for free on all Huntington consumer, business and commercial checking, savings and money market products. 

With the no overdraft fee $50 Safety Zone, no overdraft fees will be applied as long as the account is overdrawn by $50 or less — an increase from the previous $5 limit.

“This is an important moment. Exactly 10 years ago this month, we made a commitment to do more to look out for our customers’ financial well-being at a critical time. A decade later, we’re doubling down on our ‘Fair Play Banking’ philosophy to help people,” Huntington CEO Steve Steinour said in a news release. “While we are again forgoing some fee income with 24-Hour Grace for Business and a no overdraft fee $50 Safety Zone, doing the right thing is also good business. We believe it will not only help us grow, but also demonstrate that we put our customers at the center of all we do.”

Brian Wagner named chairman
of Akron Children’s foundation board

AKRON — Brian Wagner, the founder and president of CCG Automation Inc., has been named chairman of the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Wagner has served on the foundation board since 2017, and he and his wife, Lisa, have long supported Akron Children’s in appreciation for the care of their three children, a news release states.

In 2015, a family gift created the Brian and Lisa Wagner Family Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic Fund within Akron Children’s Department of Allergy and Immunology. Most recently, they established the Brian and Lisa Wagner Family Neurobehavioral Fund to create a patient navigator position in the hospital’s Neurobehavioral Health Program.

“We are pleased to welcome Brian as the chair of the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation Board,” Shelly Brown, executive director, said in the release. “He has come to know Akron Children’s mission well and brings great business and entrepreneurial insight to our board. Above all, we value his commitment to helping Akron Children’s grow and better serve the needs of the children and families we serve.”

Gasoline prices decline
9 cents in Northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN — The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio is 9 cents lower this week at $2.07 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

The average price for unleaded self-service gasoline in the Youngstown area is $2.02 per gallon.

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