Local entrepreneur, D.J. Yokley, was recognized recently for his outstanding achievements in the sports broadcasting business world when he received the area’s Business Elite 40 under 40 award. Yokley is the founder and CEO YSN, Your Sports Network which is a sports media company in the Mahoning Valley.
Since its inception, YSN has provided comprehensive coverage and analysis of the latest news and events and under his leadership, the company has expanded its reach to a regional and national level, attracting a large and dedicated following nationwide.
We talk about his business skills, but now DJ and YSN are dealing with a major catastrophe in there backyard…The East Palestine Derailment of a train on February 3, 2023. DJ has been in the middle of this disaster and has been volunteering to deliver water and other necessary essentials to the community.
This past Sunday, he and his fellow YSN team, delivered over 200 cases of water to residents of East Palestine because there has been questions mounting about the drinking water in the area. DJ went on to say in a facebook post that, “We told stories, we heard stories, and we met people that just want to help lend a hand in any way they possibly can. I couldn’t be more proud of the crew that went out today, and I thank everyone that donated resources to launch this.”
He continued to mention that “after 2 weeks of losing-We won Today.”
This is just another attribute of DJ on what he has been able to accomplish in business and the community. The situation in East Palestine is scary and STN supports DJ & his colleagues for what they are doing.
The Business Elite 40 under 40 award recognizes outstanding young entrepreneurs who have made a significant impact in their respective industries with Yokley one of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in the Valley. The award is a testament to his dedication and drive.
“It is an honor just to have been nominated for this prestigious award,” Yokley stated. “It is on a world stage as opposed to one that is industry or geographically-based. For me, it serves as platform to encourage and help others believe that in sports, business and life. You are only limited by your own beliefs.”
YSN started as a resource that was felt the Mahoning Valley was missing at that time. High school and amateur athletes make up 97% of athletics worldwide.
As Your Sports Network continues to grow, Yokley remains committed to providing the best in sports coverage and analysis to his followers and is excited about the future of the company. He looks forward to the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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Yokley’s award is recognition for his outstanding achievements in the business world and testament to the potential of the Mahoning Valley’s entrepreneurial community. His success is an inspiration to all and a shining example of what can be accomplished with sheer hard work and determination.