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Movers and Makers

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These stories of the movers, launchers, entrepreneurs and makers that contribute to the vitality of their communities in the Mahoning Valley are made possible through the continued support of Farmers National Bank as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Family, tradition and Valley flavors baked in to Mamalagel’s bagels

Family, tradition and Valley flavors baked in to Mamalagel’s bagels

Mamalagel’s founder Sarah Hulea said she tries to use as many local businesses as possible when creating her bagels.
DNA Professional Detailing finds permanent home in familiar location

DNA Professional Detailing finds permanent home in familiar location

Anthony Young started the business in 2012 after having worked for Youngstown City Councilman Julius Oliver at Kingly Xpress Hand Wash & Wax. In December 2020, Young moved his operation into the building formerly occupied by Oliver’s business.
UPDATE | Ohio’s first black woman named a professional brewer sees need for beer culture inclusion

UPDATE | Ohio’s first black woman named a professional brewer sees need for beer culture inclusion

Hannah Ferguson believes the craft beer industry has difficulties marketing to diverse communities. To bridge the gap between minority communities and the craft beer industry, she was a key player in developing Black and Brew Youngstown.
Cheer Image Iconz molds a new era of cheer, leadership

Cheer Image Iconz molds a new era of cheer, leadership

The community-based cheerleading program in Warren serves both as a model of responsibility for young women and an advocate for racial diversity and acceptance at competitions.
Terrill Vidale expands horizons amid the pandemic

Terrill Vidale expands horizons amid the pandemic

When the entertainment industry was ground to a halt by the pandemic, the Valley entrepreneur and 2Deep Entertainment owner took the opportunity to shift focus and expand his real estate business, 2Deep Estates. 
Cosmic Kitchen aims to improve wellness with vegan cuisine

Cosmic Kitchen aims to improve wellness with vegan cuisine

Owner Meeluvh Iman runs the operation with the help of her mother, Ruqayya Jaaber. Iman’s focus is on alkaline and raw vegan recipes, and Jaaber’s influence comes into play with her twist on homestyle cooking favorites like vegan versions of roast, ribs and fish. 
N2 by DaVill launches The Heart of DaVill nonprofit

N2 by DaVill launches The Heart of DaVill nonprofit

The nitrogen ice cream shop and bakery is starting a nonprofit that will donate 100 percent of proceeds from cookie decorating kits to various causes. 
The Train Station Fitness unites health and fitness professionals to launch The YOU Project

The Train Station Fitness unites health and fitness professionals to launch The YOU Project

Youngstown native Angelo Babbaro opened The Train Station Fitness five years ago. The gym focuses on building a fitness community that offers a variety of training programs, including CrossFit, sports performance, HIIT Ohio, personal training and nutrition coaching. 
New co-op to carry goods from 45 Valley businesses

New co-op to carry goods from 45 Valley businesses

Common Goods Studio, 2000 Canfield Road, will be a small business co-op, featuring inventory from 45 Valley businesses, including MandaBees Headbands, Dash & Verve Designs and Ely’s To Go when it opens Feb. 1. 
Heather Lynn’s Buckeyes brings unique twist to an Ohio favorite

Heather Lynn’s Buckeyes brings unique twist to an Ohio favorite

Buckeye candies — peanut butter balls partially dipped in chocolate to resemble the nut on Ohio’s state tree — are a holiday favorite on any Ohio cookie tray. Heather DeLucia has added a unique twist to her buckeye candies: themed and holiday-shaped buckeyes.