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BUSINESS UPDATES | Married Realtors join Burgan Real Estate team

Also among today's business updates: DC Graphics; BRITE Energy Innovators; and OhanaLink Technologies.
George and Ann Wallace
Burgan Real Estate has added married couple George and Ann Wallace to its team. (Contributed photo)

CANFIELD — George and Ann Wallace are the newest Realtors to join Burgan Real Estate.

George and Ann, of Youngstown, previously worked in law enforcement. They met and began their careers together in 2002. 

“Our clients know that they are getting something better with our agents,” Patrick Burgan, co-owner and broker at Burgan Real Estate, said in a news release. “Adding the Wallace team to our family at Burgan Real Estate does more than just deliver a perfect combination of agents to help people, but it adds two unique individuals who know that the only way we can be better is by committing to one another and doing it together.”

DC Graphics celebrates opening of new location in Boardman

BOARDMAN — DC Graphics celebrated the opening of its new location at 590 E. Western Reserve Road with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Friday.

DC Graphics, which has been in business for more than 28 years, is a full-service sign shop specializing in a variety of custom signage, including outdoor signs, vehicle lettering, window tinting, asphalt painting and more. It also screen prints and embroiders T-shirts and creates party and event signs. Metal art and fabricating soon will be added to its list of services.

The business is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

BRITE Energy Innovators graduates from nonprofit training program

WARREN — BRITE Energy Innovators was one of 88 graduates of the inaugural class of the Appalachia Non-profit Resource Center’s Cohort Training Program.

This intensive coaching initiative assists nonprofit participants in building skill sets essential to their long-term sustainability.

The program, sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission and administered by Hargrove International Inc., provided representatives from 53 organizations tailored instruction on how to navigate funding, operational and management challenges stemming from the COVID crisis.

“This resource couldn’t have come at a more critical time for us,” Sara Daugherty, director of Partnerships at BRITE, sadi in a news release. “We experienced a substantial decrease in anticipated funding during the pandemic as we canceled events and provided rent forgiveness to tenants in our incubator, so learning new tools to diversify our fundraising will help us mature as an organization.”

Through 2021, BRITE has access to a directory of curated content for additional instruction on important nonprofit management issues. All aspects of the curriculum equip participants with the knowledge and network needed to continue positive change in their respective sectors and communities.

“We recognize the important work our nonprofit organizations do for the communities they serve,” said Tim Thomas, federal co-chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission. “Nonprofits are an important part of the broader community and economic development ecosystem, and we are proud to have provided our nonprofits with the tools they need to not only survive the crisis but also thrive beyond it."

City of Hermitage, Pa., to use OhanaLink Technologies service

HERMITAGE, Pa. — The city will begin to offer its employees OhanaLink at Work, an employer-sponsored subscription service from Pennsylvania-based technology company OhanaLink Technologies.

The annual subscription for OhanaLink at Work is priced per employee and opens access to the OhanaLink Technologies’ suite of solutions that helps patients and families remain connected during any type of health-related event, such as the birth of a baby, a critical health diagnosis, surgery or a longer-term illness or injury. OhanaLink provides mobile technology that allows users to privately share real-time updates in a safe, secure environment, a news release states.

“We are pleased to be able to offer the OhanaLink at Work mobile app as an added benefit to our employees,” Gary Hinkson, city manager, said in the release. “We look forward to finalizing the internal rollout of the program and believe that this will help many of our employees, as well as those who may have family members dealing with health care events, to communicate about what is going on with their loved ones — right on their smartphones.”

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