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BUSINESS UPDATES | Intwine Connect finds ‘silver lining’ in cloud-based business

Also among today’s business updates, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is seeking input on the redesign of its Youngstown-Warren Relocation Guide.
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Intwine Connect is hiring for two IT tech support roles at its office at BRITE Energy Innovators, 125 W. Market St. (Photo by William D. Lewis)

WARREN — Intwine Connect has found the “silver lining” in its cloud-based business with the increased need for safety monitoring and distance learning, and the company is hiring for two IT tech support roles at its office at BRITE Energy Innovators, 125 W. Market St.

“We are uniquely positioned to help advance businesses, small and large, in using technology to keep employees, customers and students safe,” Dave Martin, president and founder of Intwine Connect, said in a news release. “In addition to our safe reopening solutions, our internet connectivity device is helping families and businesses stay connected.”

As lockdowns were mandated, Martin’s team looked at its core technology and how it could serve people during the pandemic. 

“First, we looked at distance learning. Our modems are equipped with cellular service, and a perfect option for families who need to be online but didn’t already have reliable or affordable internet,” Martin said.

Working with school districts and charter schools, Intwine Connect’s smart modem has helped hundreds of families with reliable internet service. 

As schools, day cares and restaurants began the planning process to reopen with new protocols, Intwine Connect saw the expensive, manual effort involved in new compliance and reporting. 

“We saw that our cloud-based management reporting portal would be easy to help managers who oversee multiple sites or multiple shifts. Plus, it would make it easier on the frontline crews,” Martin said.

Job seekers with IT device testing or technical support experience are encouraged to apply here.

Regional chamber seeks input
on Relocation Guide redesign

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is redesigning its Youngstown-Warren Relocation Guide, to be completed in early 2021, and is seeking participation from local stakeholders and past users of the guide in the update process.

The guide, which the chamber has published since 2012, is used by companies throughout the region as they recruit talent and assist individuals and families moving to the community for new opportunities, according to a news release. In addition to a metropolitan profile highlighting the Youngstown-Warren region, the guide includes sections on the local economy, housing, education, cultural and recreation opportunities, health care and social services and resources for military families.

“Not only is the Valley a great place to do business, it’s a great place to call home, and we’re excited to share this with others who are considering our community,” Sarah Boyarko, chief operating officer of the regional chamber, said in the release. “We know from our member feedback that there is still a significant need for a regional resource to support individuals who are relocating to the Valley, and we are pleased to update this piece to continue to meet that need.”

Businesses that are interested in participating should contact Lauren Johnson, the chamber’s business development manager, at 330-744-2131, ext. 1216, or

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