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BOARDMAN, Ohio - The New York Post is criticizing the Mahoning Valley after The Big Apple's newly elected mayor chooses a Boardman company to plan and organize his victory speech.

Forty-Two Event Production has a growing reputation. The 13 year-old company has planned and managed events for Hilary Clinton, John Edwards, and even President Obama.

Recently the company took their productions to New York City, throwing the victory speech for Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio.

"Entertainment production is a very personal industry, you're not going to find people, pick something out of a phone book and say 'yes we're going to trust you with our most important event," said CEO/President Anthony Ferrello. "They need to know you're going to get it done and get it done right."

In a recent New York Post article, the mayor's choice in party planners is called "an epic snub to the city's event businesses." Calling Youngstown a "podunk town in the Buckeye State."

"I was like, really? Just because we're from Ohio doesn't mean we can't rock the world of events, and that's what we do," said Vice President/ Senior Event Producer Tom Baclawski. "We put on a good show, from Youngstown, Ohio every time."

And while the company is making a name for themselves in the political world, they pride themselves on having Valley roots.

"We work very hard to serve national events, however the bread and butter of this company is right here in the Mahoning Valley," said Ferrello. "We work for the Regional Chamber, today we're doing the Pregnancy Center event over at Mr. Anthony's, we provide services to the Covelli Center, and lots of charities such as the American Red Cross, and American Cancer Society. It's really countless, it's everyday business and we're proud to have it."

Forty-Two Event Production has even assisted with the annual WFMJ TodayWedding.

"Right here in Youngstown we've just gained that experience of understanding what it takes to put on a production and make the camera look good," said Baclawski. "And that's what it all comes down to."

 

 

 

 

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