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BUSINESS UPDATES | OhanaLink Technologies adds chief compliance officer

Also among today's business updates: Lavish Beauties Aesthetics; Giant Eagle; and AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.
Alissa Jordan
Alissa Jordan has joined OhanaLink Technologies as chief compliance officer. (Contributed photo)

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Tech development company OhanaLink Technologies has hired Alissa Jordan as chief compliance officer.

Jordan graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 2013 and has more than 15 years of experience in compliance, risk management, legislative and regulatory analysis, and product development and operations consultation. Most recently, she served as the compliance officer for Salem Regional Medical Center. 

“We are thrilled to have Alissa join our team,” Kara Wasser, OhanaLink Technologies’ CEO, said in a news release. “Privacy and security are our core values, and by bringing Alissa onboard we are ensuring that as our company continues to experience growth, that our data standards continue to be at the very highest level possible.”

Jordan will lead OhanaLink Technologies’ compliance and privacy areas to ensure data privacy and security. 

“I am excited to be joining the OhanaLink family,” Jordan said. “I look forward to continuing to help further OhanaLink Technologies’ mission with trust, security and privacy at the center of everything we do.”

Lavish Beauties Aesthetics opens second location

BOARDMAN — Lavish Beauties Aesthetics, 4605 Market St., Unit 6, will celebrate the grand opening of its second location at 5:30 p.m. today.

Lavish Beauties Aesthetics was founded by Keyonna Slaughter on the ideals of empowerment and inspiration. 

“Today, I still believe and operate my business based off of those ideals,” Slaughter said in a news release. “Every person should feel confident, beautiful and empowered. I am passionate about transforming lives through the art of the services that I provide.”

The shop offers beauty services such as facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, facelifts, LED light therapy, liposuction and cellulite treatments. It also offers makeup services for weddings, photoshoots and other needs.

Lavish Beauties Aesthetics is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information, call 678-629-7134 or email

Giant Eagle pledges net zero carbon emissions by 2040

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle announced Tuesday that it is committed to improving its climate impact by achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040, with an initial target of 50 percent carbon dioxide reduction by 2030.

“Our future generations deserve a healthy planet, and reducing our impact on the climate is a critical way we can make good on this obligation,” Laura Shapira Karet, Giant Eagle president and CEO, said in a news release. “Giant Eagle has proudly served our communities for nearly a century, and we are committed to doing our part to preserve the neighborhoods we call home for another 100 years.”

Giant Eagle will invest $100 million over the next 10 years to reach milestones including:

  • 100 percent conversion of Giant Eagle’s 200-plus truck fleet to alternative energy;
  • Infrastructure improvements that target carbon reduction and energy efficiency such as smart lighting solutions and greener HVAC systems;
  • Investments into green energy solutions, including direct green power purchasing agreements and other renewable power investments;
  • Investments in negative emissions technologies, which include carbon capture, soil sequestration and reforestation.

Gasoline prices decrease 3 cents in Northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN — The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio is 3 cents lower this week at $2.94 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

The average price for unleaded self-service gasoline in the Youngstown area is $2.92 per gallon.

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