Business Events

7 17 Credit Union’s Business Accelerator program.

  • Helpful topics
  • Networking opportunities
  • Registration is required

Learn, Connect, and Grow Your Business

Introducing 7 17 Credit Union’s new Business Accelerator program, where you’ll find opportunities to grow by learning, sharing, and connecting with your local business community. Whether you’re a seasoned or a start-up business, we’re excited to offer an expanding series of events that feature helpful topics and the chance to showcase your business in a meaningful way. Don’t forget to bring business cards, brochures and even samples!

These events are open to the business community. A business account with 7 17 credit union is not necessary to participate.

Registration is required and closes two business days before each event.

Register Today!


Tips to Hire Qualified Candidates and To Retain Employees
Join Michelle Herron, 7 17’s Manager of Training and Recruitment, as she shares some of the hiring and retention strategies that helped 7 17 become a two-time North Coast 99 award winner, which celebrates Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. Michelle will discuss tips on hiring the right candidate for the position and how to retain employees for the long term.

Lunch: Provided by 7 17 Credit Union

Date & Time: Rescheduled, more info to come
Speaker: Michelle Herron – 7 17 Credit Union Manager of Training and Recruitment
Location: Sunrise Inn of Warren, 510 E Market St, Warren, OH 44481 (parking in rear)

eCommerce for Beginners
Thinking of selling products online to produce multiple streams of income for your business, but not sure where to start? Join Christine Hughes, 7 17’s Business Development Manager (and eCommerce enthusiast), as she explains the value of eCommerce, shares the pros and cons of some of the major eCommerce platforms (Etsy, Amazon, Shopify), and discusses strategies to help get your online store up and running.

Date & Time: Thursday, July 25 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Speaker: Christine Hughes – 7 17 Credit Union, Business Development Manager
Location: Boardman area (to be announced soon)

Business Accounting and Tax Practices
Barb Cibella from Black Cat Tax in Warren, OH will provide business accounting strategies for new and seasoned businesses, including tips for new businesses to get started in the right direction, the best accounting system for small businesses, how to manage cash flow, how to plan for future growth, and the benefits of an S Corp.

Date & Time: Thursday, August 15 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Speaker: Barb Cibella – Owner – Black Cat Tax
Location: Warren area (to be announced soon)

Business Law Basics
Join Attorney Joe Datchuk of 7 17 Credit Union, as he presents interesting business liability case examples that can help you avoid similar situations. He’ll also provide information on organizing business entities and the need for LLC Operating Agreements.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 19 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Speaker: Attorney Joe Datchuk – 7 17 Credit Union
Location: Boardman area (to be announced soon)

Contractor’s Workshop
Are you a contractor or in the trades and looking for local jobs and state-funded work for your business? Join us for a free workshop to learn about opportunities that could lead to new jobs and business growth by assisting residents that live in Trumbull County.

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership (TNP) has a sizeable grant and they are looking for contractors to provide home improvement and lead remediation services. Interested businesses must become certified before they can officially be added to the “pool” of contractors. During this event, we'll share information about the certification process, as well as the potential job opportunities.

Back by popular demand, this is the second time that 7 17 Credit Union is hosting this event. We're proud to partner with TNP, Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI), Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC), and the Trumbull County Land Bank to offer this helpful workshop.

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 17 · 5:30 - 7:30pm EDT
Location: BRITE Energy Innovators 125 West Market Street Warren, OH 44481

Business Marketing Bootcamp
Please join Tanisha Wheeler, Regional Director, Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) to learn helpful marketing strategies to grow your business. Network with fellow entrepreneurs and gain valuable insights to take your business to the next level. Don't miss this opportunity to supercharge your marketing skills. See you there!

7 17 Credit Union is proud to partner with the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) and the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) to offer this program.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 9, 2024 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Speaker: Tanisha Wheeler, Regional Director, Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC)
Location: To be announced

Jeannette Bartko-Gootee at 330-372-8025 or [email protected]
Molly Halliday at 330-372-8197 or [email protected]


7 17 Credit Union provides banking services throughout Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Canton, Cortland, Howland, Hubbard, Kent, Ravenna, Vienna, Warren, and Youngstown, OH. Bank with us today!