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Also among today’s business updates: Akron Children’s Hospital; Equipment for farmers; and Trumbull neighborhood partnership.

BOARDMAN – Indian fast-casual restaurant Choolaah, based in Pittsburgh, is due to open its second Ohio restaurant at 1051 Boardman-Poland Road on August 16.

The first 100 people to walk in the door on opening day will receive a free Choolaah meal every week for a year. Also on the opening day, 30% of all sales will be donated to Inspiring Minds.

“Our mission is to change the world little by little, starting with the communities we call our home,” said CEO Raji Sankar in a press release.

The Boardman location will feature Choolaah’s first mobile order window. Guests who place their order online or through the Choolaah app can pick them up without leaving their car.

“This is an exciting new comfort option that has really caught on in the fast-casual arena,” said Sankar. “Enabling our guests to optimize their order and pick-up experience is a priority for us and we will do this in Boardman first.”

Walk-in customers can order at the kiosk or counter and choose to have dinner or take away food.

Choolaah will be open daily from 11am to 8pm.

Christopher Gessner becomes the new President and CEO of Akron Children’s

AKRON – Christopher A. Gessner has been named new President and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital, effective October 18.

Gessner, who will replace the retiring Grace Wakulchik, has served as President and CEO of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital since 2019 and spent nearly two decades in administrative roles at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, including President from 2008 to 2019.

“The Board of Directors of Akron Children’s Hospital is grateful for the strong and consistent leadership Grace Wakulchik has provided during her tenure, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, one of the toughest times a hospital director could face,” John C. Orr, Chairman of the Akron Children’s Board of Directors said in a press release. “Even amid these challenges, she has advanced the hospital in exciting new ways.”

Orr said Gessner is a savvy and visionary leader who understands the complexities of the world of healthcare and shares the board’s commitment to maintaining Akron Children’s as an independent, freestanding, locally administered children’s hospital system.

“During his years at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, he led the regionalization of pediatric health care in western Pennsylvania by building a large primary and specialty pediatric care network – similar to ours at Akron Children’s – and these networks are critical to growth and financial stability and Improving access to more families in need of quality pediatric health care, ”Orr said.

Valley students received Farmers Equipment scholarships

URBANA, Ohio – Two Mahoning Valley students have been selected to receive Invest in Our Future Scholarships from Farmers Equipment.

The agricultural machinery dealer awarded 36 grants, twice as many grants as in the previous year.

“We would like to celebrate the local 4-H and FFA student members for their educational achievements and continued commitment to their communities,” said Dave Snyder, general manager of Farmers Equipment, in a press release.

Wyatt Baird, graduate of Western Reserve High School, and Laura Byler, graduate of South Range School, received scholarships.

The scholarships are designed to support local 4-H and / or FFA members preparing for the first year of study. The $ 500 scholarship recipients were selected through an application process and then rated based on academic achievement, extracurricular attendance, and community service.

TNP hosts yoga at the Warren Farmers Market

WARREN – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership brings yoga back to the Warren Farmers Market.

Kimberly Lynn Ford, a certified yoga teacher, welcomes the community to free beginner classes every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. through October 5.

Participants learn to connect mind and body through breathing techniques, exercises and meditation.

Ford is a member of the YOGA Alliance and has successfully completed CPR and AED program training with the American Heart Association.

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