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BUSINESS UPDATES | Greenwood Extra Mile Giveaway winner to be determined

Among today's business updates: Giant Eagle and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley; Angels at Work Home Health; and Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate.
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Sean Greenwood, left, of Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown hands the keys to a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox to Russell Osman, winner of last year's Greenwood Extra Mile Giveaway. (Contributed photo)

AUSTINTOWN — The Greenwood Extra Mile Giveaway will reward one donor who gave to either the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley or the United Way of Trumbull County during their 2020 campaigns. 

In past years, the event was held in the showroom at Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown, 4695 Mahoning Ave., but due to Covid-19 safety precautions, this year’s event will be virtual and will air on WYTV Channel 33 at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Ten finalists, five from each United Way, will join Greg Greenwood, owner of Greenwood Chevrolet, Bob Hannon, president of United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, and Ginny Pasha, president of United Way of Trumbull County, for the virtual event. 

The finalists will be randomly placed in order to choose one of 10 numbered keys. A representative from the United Way will act as a proxy for each finalist at the dealership. The finalist who picks the key that starts a 2020 Chevrolet Trax will get to choose between keeping the vehicle or $15,000 in cash, courtesy of Greenwood Chevrolet.

“Our local United Ways rely heavily on individual donor contributions given through workplace campaigns conducted at many sites throughout our Valley,” Greenwood said in a news release. “There is no question that the Extra Mile car or cash giveaway is an excellent incentive for first-time givers and for those existing givers to step up their weekly gifts to the $5 a week level to be eligible for the drawing.”

Check Out Hunger
campaign begins today

YOUNGSTOWN — Beginning today, customers can help provide food to those in need by donating $1, $5 or $10 at all Giant Eagle locations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

During Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley’s Check Out Hunger campaign, which runs through April 3, customers’ donations will be added to their grocery bills.

“Giant Eagle stores in our community raised almost $111,000 through Check Out Hunger’s original end date of April 17, 2020, which enabled the food bank to provide 667,069 meals,” Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank, said in a news release. “We simply could not do what we do without the ongoing support of great friends like Giant Eagle.”

Angels at Work Home Health
to have ribbon-cutting ceremony

GIRARD — Angels at Work Home Health, 1601 Motor Inn Drive, is celebrating its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday.

Angels at Work Home Health offers home care to its clients in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Aides are sent to homes to assist with daily living to provide comfort, convenience, health and safety. Each service is tailored to the needs of the clients. 

Services include:

  • Homemaking: meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc.;
  • Personal care: medication reminders, health monitoring, grooming, feeding, etc.;
  • Companionship: running errands, playing games, etc.
  • Each aide has passed thorough background and reference checks, a news release states. They are also provided with ongoing, formal and informal training.
  • For more information about Angels at Work Home Health, visit its website or call Ebony Hall at 330-781-5562.

Coldwell Banker EvenBay
welcomes 2 new agents

WARREN — Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate recently welcomed Bobbi Johnson and Carri Griffin to its team.

Johnson was born and raised in Trumbull County. She received her real estate license in 2020 after attending courses through Hondros College and brings many years of customer service experience to Coldwell Banker EvenBay. Johnson also holds a position in quality control with a local embroidery company.

Before her real estate career, Griffin spent 20 years in the oil and gas industry, where she visited property owners across the Ohio Valley to secure oil and gas leases. She has a degree in business administration and management.

Johnson and Griffin will be providing professional real estate services in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and surrounding areas. Johnson can be contacted at 330-979-1930 and bjohnson@evenbayre.com. Griffin can be contacted at 724-977-8658 and cgriffin@evenbayre.com.

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