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BUSINESS UPDATES | BRITE Energy awarded $50K from Department of Energy

Among today's business updates: National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and Center Street Technologies; JA Inspire Virtual; and ONE Health Ohio.
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BRITE Energy Innovators, 125 W. Market St., Warren. (Photo by William D. Lewis)

WARREN — BRITE Energy Innovators, 125 W. Market St., has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Program for Innovation Clusters. 

BRITE was one of 20 recipients throughout the country and will direct the funds toward support for growing energy storage projects.

“Once again the Voltage Valley has proved to be a national leader in future-facing energy technologies,” BRITE President and CEO Rick Stockburger said in a news release.

The EPIC funding is the $1 million debut effort in a two-part, $5 million program sponsored by DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions. Created to advance U.S. economic, energy and national security interests by expanding the commercial impact of DOE’s research and development portfolio, OTT projects open the door to DOE’s 17 national labs, its scientific researchers and facilities to guide innovations from the lab toward the marketplace.

A subsequent $4 million EPIC funding opportunity is under development and will be released to five incubators next month.

Tim Ryan to deliver check for joint
additive manufacturing defense program

YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13th, will present a check for an additive manufacturing defense program at 10 a.m. today at Center Street Technologies, 1062 Ohio Works Drive.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and Center Street Technologies announced federal funding for a joint effort to further the technology behind CST’s Massive Area Additive Manufacturing machine. The funding was part of the fiscal year 2020 defense appropriations bill and spearheaded by Ryan, who sits on the Defense Subcommittee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

Virtual college, career and trades
conference scheduled for Nov. 19

GIRARD — JA Inspire Virtual, a college, career and trades conference for middle and high school students, will be held virtually using vFairs event platform from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19.

The conference is being held in partnership with the Trumbull and Mahoning County Educational Service Centers. The event platform will be available for parents and the public from 2 to 6 p.m.

Representatives from hundreds of businesses, colleges and trades will participate in the one-day event where students can gather information, gain access to higher education, internships, careers and employment.  

Students will be able to schedule interviews, download literature and learn about the various financial aid programs available. To register, click here.

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley is seeking support from sponsoring companies and organizations to provide services and resources. For sponsorship and exhibitor information, contact the Junior Achievement office at 330-539-5268 or

ONE Health Ohio adds
behavioral health counselor

YOUNGSTOWN — Behavioral health counselor Allesha Crawley is joining ONE Health Ohio’s team of health care professionals.

Crawley will be seeing adult and pediatric patients at the Youngstown Community Health Center, 726 Wick Ave., Youngstown; Premier Care Pediatrics, 2642 state Route 5, Cortland; and Kidz 1st Pediatrics, 1821 E. Market Street, Warren.

Crawley received her Bachelor of Science degree in social work from The Ohio State University, and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has been working in the behavioral health industry since 2011.

Counselors at ONE Health Ohio work with individuals, couples and families on coping with difficult life events, including abuse, addiction, adoption, anxiety, ADHD and child behavioral issues, depression, grief, marriage and relationship issues and more. To schedule an appointment, call 877-722-3303.

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