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BUSINESS UPDATES | Kravitz Deli donates $500 to OH WOW! children’s museum

Among today's business updates: Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley; On Demand Counseling; Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group; and Tippecanoe Country Club.

YOUNGSTOWN — Kravitz Delicatessen, 3135 Belmont Ave., raised $500 for OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology during the annual National Deli Month celebration.

“OH WOW! offers a fun, educational experience for children and parents alike, so we are always interested in supporting their efforts,” Jack Kravitz, president of Kravitz Delicatessen, said in a news release. “I particularly enjoy the annual adult-only night, so I get to try everything out myself. Too bad this was not available when my children were young.”

Throughout August, 5 percent of all bagels sold was set aside for the children’s museum. Kravitz Deli also supported OH WOW’s Science of Brewing fundraiser Aug. 7 by creating the OH Wow! Reuben — a double cheese, double kraut and double corned beef sandwich — and donating 50 percent of its sales.

Kravitz said the deli will continue to support OH WOW! during the celebration of National Sandwich Day on Nov. 3.

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
expands space for outpatient services

BOARDMAN — Akron Children’s Hospital has expanded outpatient space at its Beeghly campus, 6505 Market St.

The newly completed 9,300 square feet in Building A at the hospital features 20 exam rooms, three assessment rooms and staff workspace. There is also a room set up for allergy shots and food challenges, and another room for procedures. Specialties that will be based in the new space are gastroenterology, allergy, pediatric surgery, adolescent medicine, endocrinology and healthy active living.

Appointments will begin next week.

“This new expansion is a beautiful new space to provide children from the Mahoning Valley with more access to specialists,” Lisa Taafe, clinical administrative director at the Beeghly campus, said in a news release. “We know this will make it easier for families to get the care they need closer to home from Akron Children’s providers they trust.”

The $2.5 million project was funded through a combination of hospital resources and community philanthropy.

On Demand Counseling opens
new location in Newton Falls

NEWTON FALLS — On Demand Counseling, an outpatient behavioral and mental health counseling center, will celebrate the grand opening of its new location, 100 Superior St., with a ribbon-cutting event at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by an open house until 5 p.m.

Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required to attend the open house. Owners and clinical staff will be onsite to show the space and discuss programming and services offered.

Started in 2018, On Demand Counseling also has locations in Austintown and East Liverpool. It has services for mental health and behavioral health — from IOP groups to individual counseling sessions, a suboxone MAT program and links to primary care, pharmacy, vocational services and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it continued to serve clients through telehealth services, and offered phones to clients who did not have their own so they could maintain their appointments.

“Pandemics are stressful,” Medical Director Dr. Trinetta Masternick said in a news release. “Alongside universal access to helpful crisis hotlines, we’re happy to be able to provide the face-to-face interaction in the community — even with masks on and at a distance.”

Michele McLaughlin joins
Burgan Friedkin team

CANFIELD — Michele McLaughlin has joined Burgan Friedkin Commercial Group’s commercial real estate team.

McLaughlin has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.

“Historically, finding a commercial real estate career opportunity in the Mahoning Valley with a company that embraces and works towards achieving an agent’s professional and personal goals is rare,” McLaughlin said in a news release. “After meeting Patrick [Burgan] and Alan [Friedkin], it felt like a breath of fresh air as I found a company offering me the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team working together to make a difference in our area by helping companies and investors find a property that is right for them and also finding a rewarding career for me.”

McLaughlin has worked with Roth Bros. and the Cafaro Company in their administrative and construction departments, respectively. She also worked for Handel Investments, where she assisted with leasing deals and tenant coordination of their properties for 18 years.

Tippecanoe Country Club
hires new general manager

CANFIELD — Tippecanoe Country Club, 5870 Tippecanoe Road, has hired Valley native Trent Squire as its new general manager.

“We are excited to welcome Trent Squire and his family back to the Valley. With Trent’s experience in country club leadership positions and multimillion-dollar renovations of clubs, he is going to be an excellent asset to this community and the Tippy family,” Joe Thomas, board president, said in a news release.

Squire graduated from Boardman in 1975. He attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., from 1976 to 1978. After graduation, he moved to Florida where he began his career as an executive chef working at various country clubs. In 1990, he returned to the Valley to work as an executive chef at Mr. P’s Cafe’ and Bakery. He then returned to Florida where he held positions as director of food and beverage and club general manager, and was involved in several clubhouse and golf course renovations.

Tippecanoe Country Club recently was purchased and recapitalized by a group of 70 investors who are all members of the club. The recapitalization passed with a 95 percent vote of its membership.

“Part of wanting to return to the Valley was the excitement of what they’re trying to accomplish here. I see a great challenge, which excites me on a personal and professional level,” Squire said.

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