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July 21, 2013
The Herald-Star

HIRED: Weirton native Camden Nogay, who graduated cum laude from Dartmouth in June with a bachelor of arts in economics, has joined Lincoln International, an investment bank, in New York, N.Y.

Nogay, a Brooke High School alumnus, will be an investment banking analyst specializing in merger and acquisition advisory with Lincoln.

While at Darthmouth he argued monetary policy before the Federal Reserve as a member of the Dartmouth College Fed Challenge Team, served as an editor of the Dartmouth Business Journal and was a member of the Dartmouth College Honor List every year.

He is the son of Joe and Cathy Nogay of Weirton.

WINNER: Albert Macre, owner of Albert F. Macre & Co. in Steubenville, has won the 2013 Small Business Champion Award from the National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio.

Macre, who has taught full-time at the Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1991, said he's honored to be the NFIB honoree, "but the real champions are the small business owners who, not knowing what the new day might bring in terms of regulation, taxation, litigation or economic uncertainty, still risk it all on a daily basis."

He said that knowledge "makes it easy to stand up and support small business issues."

Each year NFIB names one small business champion from among its membership of more than 25,000 Ohio small businesses.

This individual is recognized for not only volunteering time and resources to promoting small business causes through involvement in NFIB activities, but also must demonstrate a spirit of service to the community and a commitment to advancing the concept of free enterprise.

Roger R. Geiger, vice president/executive director of NFIB/Ohio, said Macre has been a true supporter of small business owners and the organization "beginning with his efforts to establish the Steubenville Area Action Council."

He's also served on NFIB's statewide leadership council.

A founding member of NFIB's Jefferson County Area Action Council, he chairs the Steubenville Area Action Council and is a member of the NFIB/Ohio statewide leadership council.

He also is a spokesman for the organization on small business issues in the local and national news media.

Macre has been volunteer trainer for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for the past 20 years, training 200 Franciscan University of Steubenville students to provide free tax advice to area residents.

In 2011 he was appointed by Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich to the Ohio Business Gateway Steering Committee.

EXPANDING: CityWide Insurance & Real Estate, 3333 Main St., Weirton, has added health care, Medicare, life, annuities and home health coverage to its services, with licensed agent Dominick D'Aurora joining the local staff.

D'Aurora had worked in the Pittsburgh senior retirement market for more than three years with Bankers Life & Casualty and Success Financial Solutions.

A Follansbee native and graduate of Madonna High School, D'Aurora is licensed in life and health in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania and is certified in long-term care and annuities.

In addition to Weirton, CityWide has offices in Wheeling, Moundsville and New Martinsville.

Also manning the Weirton office are longtime agents Donna Ficca and Brandy Hutchinson.

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