Business

Mattress 1st and Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce hold luncheon

BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Friday morning at Wilson’s Mattress 1st store. Wilson’s Mattress 1st celebrated the first anniversary of the store’s opening in April. The mattress retailer serves as an addition to the Wilson family’s furniture ...

Pizza Milano moving to new and bigger digs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Travelers on U.S. 40 may notice a rehabilitation project on Main Street in the city, with a tarp and scaffolding covering a building while the work is being done. This marks the new site of Pizza Milano, which plans to offer more space and a dining area along with its ...

Progressive Bank converts to Community Bank

WHEELING — The parent company of Community Bank announced Friday that Progressive Bank N.A. will be converted to Community Bank by open of business Monday morning. Employees of the former Progressive Bank worked after hours Friday to convert the offices and customer accounts to Community ...

Buffalo Creek Primitives plans open house

BELLAIRE — A local gift shop is holding an open house and is inviting its loyal customers — and new patrons — to see what’s new. Buffalo Creek Primitives, at 3287 Belmont St., Bellaire, is slated to host an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11-12, featuring door prizes, while ...

NAPA at home at new St. C. site

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — NAPA Auto Parts has a new home along National Road, but it still offers the accustomed service to motorists. Kellen McMillen, general manager, said Hill International Trucks is the parent company. It bought locations in Cadiz and Magnolia in 2015. In 2017, the company has ...

Jarvis offers senior planning at new St. C. location

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Jarvis Law Office has a new location in the center of the city with spacious parking and room for a growing practice. Tim Jarvis, owner, said the increased business necessitated moving from the former location at 219 E. Main St. “We’ve had an office in St. ...

Micro market thriving at Ohio University’s Eastern campus

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — AVI Food Systems and Ohio University Eastern began a partnership in mid-January with the goal of creating a mutually rewarding on campus food service option by offering a unique micro market to the students, faculty and staff on campus. Three months later, the partners are ...

Bordas Mineral Management opens doors to protect landowners

WHEELING – Jim Bordas, Tony Francis and Ben Bordas are pleased to announce the opening of a new mineral management company, Bordas Mineral Management. Bordas Mineral Management, located in Wheeling, has been formed to assist landowners in ensuring that they are compensated properly for ...

Tony’s Spa opens new Highlands location

TRIADELPHIA — Tony’s Spa has moved into a new, larger location at The Highlands in Ohio County. Tony Nguyen, who co-owns the business with other members of his family, said the shop had outgrown its old location so he decided to move just a couple doors down nearer to Nini’s ...

Bank CIO has local roots

BRIDGEPORT — A graduate of Bridgeport High School is the new chief information officer for a large bank. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati. According to a news release, the company has $142 billion in assets and operates 1,154 ...

Agile Networks is Connecting Broadband Customers in Belmont County, Ohio

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Agile Networks has completed Phase 1 of its broadband network. This project within Belmont County will increase the availability of high-speed internet services to Residents and businesses within the community, while expanding upon the significant investments that Agile ...

First Choice America Community FCU receives national recognition

First Choice America Community FCU recently received a second place national award in the Dora Maxwell Social responsibility program sponsored by the Credit Union National Association. Award-winning credit unions were recognized at CUNA’s 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference held recently ...

New business opens to teach gun enthusiasts

MARTINS FERRY — Many in the Ohio Valley own and use firearms, whether as a part of their job or simply as recreation, and a business that recently opened its doors in Martins Ferry hopes to help teach residents a little more about proper usage and gun safety. Come Shoot Indoors is an ...

Ballway named Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Credit Officer

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Home Savings is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Ballway to senior vice president, deputy chief credit officer. Ballway joined Home Savings in 2013 as deputy chief credit officer. His responsibilities include approval and review for the Commercial Loan ...

OhioMeansJobs Belmont County 2018 Ohio Valley Job Fair: Employers wanted

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Operating under the authority of the Belmont County Commissioners and under the umbrella of the Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services, OhioMeansJobs Belmont County will be holding the 2018 12th Annual Ohio Valley Job Fair from noon to 4 p.m. April 4 at the ...

Profit mastery workshop to be held for businesses

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Community Improvement Corp. of Belmont County is hosting a Profit Mastery workshop for businesses that are at least 1 year old from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and on March 22 at the CIC office, 117 E. Main St., St. Clairsville. This two-day workshop will be ...

Jessica Canfield, CPA, joins Perry & Associates

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Jodey Altier, president and managing partner of Perry & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, A.C. announced that Jessica Canfield, CPA, is practicing in the newly opened Perry & Associates’ office in Cambridge. “We are so excited to have Jessica Canfield ...

Perry & Associates hires information technology manager

MARIETTA — Perry & Associates has just hired an information technology manager for its growing practice, according to Jodey Altier, president & managing partner. “Part of being a good partner with our clients is providing the most up-to-date and seamless accounting and ...

CIC names new executive director

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Board of Trustees of the Community Improvement Corp. of Belmont County recently appointed Crystal Lorimor as the new executive director, effective immediately. Lorimor has served as the Interim Director since December 1. “Crystal’s job performance in a short ...