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Movers and Makers

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Movers and Makers articles share stories of the movers, launchers, entrepreneurs and makers that contribute to the vitality of their communities in the Mahoning Valley.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


The Pughs aim for plant-based cuisine that makes customers feel good

The Pughs aim for plant-based cuisine that makes customers feel good

Ely's to Go is a vegan carry-out restaurant dedicated to giving customers fresh, locally grown plant-based dishes all while aiming to leave a lighter carbon footprint.
Steel Valley Lifts hoists local car enthusiasts with North American steel

Steel Valley Lifts hoists local car enthusiasts with North American steel

In addition to serving car enthusiasts, Steel Valley Lifts built a custom lift for the newly renovated Robins Theatre in downtown Warren. The lift will allow props and stage equipment to effortlessly move loading trucks to the back of the theatre.
Arms Family Museum displays the story of Valley's Christmas past

Arms Family Museum displays the story of Valley's Christmas past

Anthony Worrellia, self-proclaimed "Christmas enthusiast," has spearheaded the “Memories of Christmas Past” display for the past 12 years.
Lariccia’s Italian Marketplace is its own Christmas tradition

Lariccia’s Italian Marketplace is its own Christmas tradition

For many locals, stopping by Lariccia’s the morning of Christmas Eve is a tradition in itself.
Christmas trees are a family affair for the Fodors

Christmas trees are a family affair for the Fodors

Customers can cut down their own trees or choose from a selection of precut trees.
Mother-daughter team makes One Hot Cookie a Valley treasure

Mother-daughter team makes One Hot Cookie a Valley treasure

Youngstown entrepreneurs have baked up success.
Veteran, fundraiser, activist: Carl Nunziato praised as Valley inspiration

Veteran, fundraiser, activist: Carl Nunziato praised as Valley inspiration

The attorney received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award from the Mahoning-Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals during its 29th annual National Philanthropy Day.
Stephanie Gilchrist leads YBI's Women in Entrepreneurship Program

Stephanie Gilchrist leads YBI's Women in Entrepreneurship Program

“I want to encourage the women that anything is possible and that they really can achieve their dreams,” she said.