50 episodes

We’re on a mission to build a culture of entrepreneurship and to promote workforce development. To keep our kids here and bring our kids back. To positively impact the economic health and well-being of the 700,000+ people living in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (Mahoning and Shenango Valleys.)

Welcome to the BRAIN GAIN YOUNGSTOWN LEADERSHIP SERIES podcast. Each week we’ll interview leaders that are driving change and making an impact.

Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

To shine a positive spotlight on Youngstown and its people to the world.

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We’re on a mission to build a culture of entrepreneurship and to promote workforce development. To keep our kids here and bring our kids back. To positively impact the economic health and well-being of the 700,000+ people living in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania (Mahoning and Shenango Valleys.)

Welcome to the BRAIN GAIN YOUNGSTOWN LEADERSHIP SERIES podcast. Each week we’ll interview leaders that are driving change and making an impact.

Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

To shine a positive spotlight on Youngstown and its people to the world.

    Barb Ewing on Fostering Entrepreneurship

    Barb Ewing on Fostering Entrepreneurship

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In this podcast, Business Journal content manager Jeremy Lydic speaks with Barb Ewing, CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator.



    The Brain Gain Youngstown Leadership Series podcast features weekly interviews with business and community leaders who are driving change and making an impact. Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

    • 43 min
    [Special Episode] Brain Gain Navigators: Firefighters and EMTs

    [Special Episode] Brain Gain Navigators: Firefighters and EMTs

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Austintown firefighters/EMTs and MCCTC instructors gave students a look at the first responder career path during a Brain Gain Navigators virtual event.



    Andy Frost, fire chief at Austintown Township Fire Department, offered his perspective on the firefighter and EMS (emergency medical services) career paths. He joined Austintown Battalion Chief Tom O’Hara, firefighter Nick Heitzer and Judy Hartley, Austintown firefighter and EMT/paramedic with Lane Lifetrans in discussing the career with students. The virtual event was hosted by Jeremy Lydic, content manager at The Business Journal.



    The Brain Gain Navigators program seeks to connect Navigators (mentors) and their students (mentees) with virtual LIVE + On-Demand employer tour opportunities in the Mahoning Valley. 



    The Brain Gain Youngstown Leadership Series podcast features weekly interviews with business and community leaders who are driving change and making an impact. Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

    • 53 min
    Daniel Catullo on Leading a Successful Startup

    Daniel Catullo on Leading a Successful Startup

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In this podcast, Business Journal content manager Jeremy Lydic speaks with Daniel Catullo, chief client officer and co-founder of Perishable Shipping Solutions.



    The Brain Gain Youngstown Leadership Series podcast features weekly interviews with business and community leaders who are driving change and making an impact. Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

    • 25 min
    Dennis Schiraldi on Leadership and Coming Home

    Dennis Schiraldi on Leadership and Coming Home

    In this podcast, Jeff Leo Herrmann speaks with Dennis Schiraldi, founder of the DOYO Live Digital Marketing and Interactive Design Conference. 



    The Brain Gain Youngstown Leadership Series podcast features weekly interviews with business and community leaders who are driving change and making an impact. Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

    • 45 min
    Business Leaders on Developing Student Entrepreneurship

    Business Leaders on Developing Student Entrepreneurship

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In this podcast, Ron Emery, president of Alchemy Associates and Youngstown Score chairman; A.J. Bove, business development analyst for ITEN Industries and co-founder of Odorex Athletix; and Brookfield Local Schools superintendent Toby Gibson join host Jeff Leo Herrmann to discuss Brookfield High School's new entrepreneurship program.



    The goal of the program is to create enthusiasm for a business curriculum that emphasizes entrepreneurism, professional development, civic and social responsibility.



    The Brain Gain Youngstown Leadership Series podcast features weekly interviews with business and community leaders who are driving change and making an impact. Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

    • 53 min
    [Special Episode] Penn-Northwest Mercer County Member Spotlight

    [Special Episode] Penn-Northwest Mercer County Member Spotlight

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Publishing Co. CEO Jeff Leo Herrmann joins Penn-Northwest Executive Director Rod Wilt and six organization members to discuss the benefits of working in Mercer County, Pa. 



    The Brain Gain Youngstown Leadership Series podcast features weekly interviews with business and community leaders who are driving change and making an impact. Through a conversational format with leaders, we’ll learn who and what inspired their success. Also, how they’re inspiring others to remove challenges and roadblocks. We’ll learn about their insights on leadership and how they’re leading the transformation of the region and its people.

    • 55 min

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