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BUSINESS UPDATES | Nothing Bundt Cakes to celebrate opening of Boardman location

Also among today's business updates: Walmart Supercenter; Reclaiming Our Identity; Burgan Real Estate; and Trivium Packaging.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Cecilia and Ron Bolar are the owners of Nothing Bundt Cakes at 813 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman. (Contributed photo)

BOARDMAN — A grand opening celebration is planned for the new Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery at 813 Boardman-Poland Road.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 29. 

Oct. 1 is Apple Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation Benefit Day. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the foundation, which is dedicated to creating awareness of breast care, prevention of breast cancer and support for women fighting breast cancer.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 2, customers will be treated to free Confetti Bundtlets while supplies last (up to 300).

Owners Ron and Cecilia Bolar moved to the Mahoning Valley from Dallas to open the bakery.

“We visited the Youngstown area multiple times in 2020 and fell in love with it. The strong sense of family here reminds us of where we grew up, and we are excited to share these amazing cakes with this wonderful community,” Ron Bolar said in a news release.

The bakery is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

Nothing Bundt Cakes has more than 400 franchised and corporate bakeries in more than 40 states in the U.S. and in Canada. The Boardman location is the first in the Youngstown area.

Renovations complete at Walmart Supercenter in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN — The remodeling project at the Walmart Supercenter at 6001 Mahoning Ave. is complete.

The changes include several department transformations and the expansion of innovations that will help customers save time, a news release states.

“Nearly every department in this store was refreshed in one way or another, and our customers will immediately notice the exciting updates when they walk through the door,” Thomas Christy, store manager, said in the release. “While the renovations offer a fresh new look, our customers tell us how the latest innovations are major time savers and make shopping easier.”

The store improvements include:

  • State-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displays that allow customers to test out electronics in person before purchasing;
  • Modernized grocery layout, including ready-to-go items in the new deli counter, hot case and new produce tables;
  • Front-end transformation with more self-checkout options and a grab-and-go selection;
  • Updated bathrooms with modern fixtures;
  • New signage, lighting and flooring throughout the store for better line of sight and easier navigation;
  • New shelving and lower fixtures for improved store flow;
  • Increased number of products in home, pets, sporting goods and hardware.

‘Tour & Talk’ event planned for Sunday

YOUNGSTOWN — A "Tour & Talk” event is planned for Sunday as part of the Reclaiming Our Identity initiative.

The initiative seeks to reclaim the date and narrative around the closure of the steel mills in the Mahoning Valley by gathering and partnering with community residents, public/private sector institutions and business organizations to create engaging and diverse cultural, educational and entertaining activities, a news release states.

During the “Tour & Talk” event, organizers will talk with former mill workers and new mill property owners about the past, present and future. 

Documents from a Youngstown mayoral proclamation, Youngstown City Council resolution and congressional resolution from the office of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, will be displayed at the gathering.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Penguin City Brewing Co., 460 E. Federal St., and will end at The Youngstown Flea, 365 E. Boardman St.

The event is an in-person gathering but can also be viewed on Facebook Live.

23 agents at Burgan Real Estate earn Ohio Realtors award

YOUNGSTOWN — Twenty-three Realtors at Burgan Real Estate earned the President’s Sales Club Award for 2021.

Ohio Realtors presents the award to Ohio real estate agents who successfully generate at least $1 million in home sales for the year.

“To have Burgan Real Estate represented by the most agents receiving this award, not just for the fourth consecutive year but doing it in a year where there could have been every acceptable reason why we couldn’t be better than in years’ past, is one of the proudest moments we’ve ever had as an organization,” Patrick Burgan, co-owner and broker of Burgan Real Estate, said in a news release.

The Burgan Real estate agents awarded the President’s Sales Club Award are:

Award of Excellence (at least $5 million in sales)

  • Dennis Gonatas, $6,732,288;
  • Tibitha Matheney, $5,669,153.

Award of Distinction (at least $2.5 million in sales)

  • Valerie Park, $3,828,427;
  • Karen Ament, $3,642,950;
  • John Burgan, $3,192,750;
  • Julie Mills, $2,744,574;
  • Jill Herock, $2,675,750.

Award of Achievement (at least $1 million in sales)

  • TC and Julie Bunevich, $2,402,784;
  • Rhonda Rance, $2,358,758;
  • Traci Hardy, $2,340,425;
  • Zach Struharik, $1,991,200;
  • Amanda Hamilton, $1,880,554;
  • Liz Salcedo, $1,663,570;
  • Steve Rogers, $1,623,750;
  • Kim Sauerwein, $1,460,961;
  • Joani Zarlenga, $1,268,700;
  • Kathy Battisti, $1,188,000;
  • Maggie Garland, $1,151,190;
  • Mandie Dillon, $1,140,850;
  • Stacie Maston, $1,119,375;
  • Lisa Goclano, $1,002,950;
  • Christine Gallaugher, $1,001,450.

Trivium Packaging to celebrate Manufacturing Day

YOUNGSTOWN — Trivium Packaging’s location at 1 Performance Place is one of five locations that will participate in the company’s Manufacturing Day celebration Oct. 1.

Manufacturing Day “helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders,” a news release states.

Activities planned for the event include plant tours, job fairs, family and children’s activities and educational tours for local schools, colleges and career schools.

Throughout October, the company’s “The Foundation For Generations: Yesterday · Today · Tomorrow” program will engage and educate people on the importance of manufacturing, the release states.

To learn more about Manufacturing Day or view the registered list of participants and activities taking place, click here.

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