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BUSINESS UPDATES | 5 family medicine residents graduate from St. Elizabeth Boardman program

Also among today's business updates: “The Dirt" podcast and Small Business Development Centers at YSU.
St Elizabeth Boardman graduates
From left, Dr. Benjamin Brocker, Dr. Stephen Teneyck, Dr. Brittany Bobovnyik, Dr. Stephen Predebon and Dr. Dhurba Dhungana graduated from the St. Elizabeth Boardman Family Medicine Residency program. (Contributed photo)

BOARDMAN — The St. Elizabeth Boardman Family Medicine Residency program on Friday hosted its third graduation ceremony for family medicine residents.

Five family medicine residents — Dr. Benjamin Brocker, Dr. Stephen Teneyck, Dr. Brittany Bobovnyik, Dr. Stephen Predebon and Dr. Dhurba Dhungana — graduated from the program at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Four of them plan to practice in the Valley.

“Not only is there a need across the nation, but here at home, our focus remains on those we serve right here,” Dr. Thomas Macabobby, program director of Family Medicine Residency Program at Mercy Health, said in a news release. “There isn’t a better way to help sustain the future of health care in our Valley than to grow physicians here in the Valley.”

According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, nearly 30% of physicians in Ohio are over age 60, and the average age of physicians in the Valley is 58, the release states. 

“It is often that where physicians are trained is where they stay,” Macabobby said.

There are 44 residents in training at St Elizabeth Boardman Hospital in emergency medicine, family medicine and otolaryngology.

‘The Dirt’ podcast will debut Tuesday

YOUNGSTOWN — DOYO Live will debut a new live podcast, “The Dirt,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The podcast will focus primarily on entrepreneurs, “people rolling up their sleeves and getting it done, not just talking about it,” a news release states.

The first episode will feature Nate Logozzo, a sophomore at The Ohio State University and founder and CEO of ScoutX.

For more information, click here.

E-commerce webinar scheduled for Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN — The Small Business Development Centers at Youngstown State University is partnering with Curt Anderson, author of “Stop Being the Best Kept Secret” and founder of B2Btail, to host a free e-commerce webinar at 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

The “eCommerce 101” webinar will discuss how businesses can boost their e-commerce strategies and implement seamless online sales, a news release states.

Among the topics:

  • Capturing first-page rankings on Google;
  • Creating landing pages that convert sales;
  • Targeting customers with Google Ads;
  • Taking advantage of online marketplaces.

To register for the webinar, click here.

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