Ep.71 – Sharon Woodberry, Youngstown City Director of Economic Development

New restaurants, new businesses, a growing nightlife and cultural scene, and even a thriving tech sector, Youngstown is coming out of the pandemic strong. And one of the women driving the vision is Sharon Woodberry, the Director of the Division of Economic Development, who joined me to spill some details on the city’s vision and plans to keep the growth going! 
 

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Ep.70- Amanda and Andy of Sandy Springs Brewing

A great, quick, catch up with Andy and Amanda, owners of Sandy Springs Brewery in Minerva. They’ve been busy over the last year – adding a patio, additional space in the brewery, and finalizing a second B&B. The weather’s getting warmer, so take a day trip out to Minerva, grab one of their 16 fantastic brews on tap, and book a stay at their B&B. Can’t wait to get out there myself! 
 

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Ep.69- Janelle Nagy, Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown

Our area is blessed with some amazing non-profits doing incredible work, and that includes The Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown. Director Janelle Nagy joined the podcast to talk about their work with families and their mission. And if you’re a chocolate lover looking for an excuse to fill your craving, they’ve got that too with their annual Chocolate Fest on May 6th, time is ticking so be sure to get your spot.
 

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Ep.68- Ian Beniston and Tiffany Sokol, YNDC

Want to know the organization setting the tone for Youngstown’s revitalization, look no further than the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. From renovations, to helping residents become homeowners, to delving into commercial to help create complete neighborhoods, YNDC is changing the way residents feel about where they live. Executive Director Ian Benison and Housing Director Tiffany Sokol sat down to talk all this and their favorite area gems. Enjoyed with some  Noble Creature courtesy of Ian. 
 

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