The History of YM Camera
Peter Yankush, started Youngstown Microfilm Company on the eastside of Youngstown. The company would pickup medical records from localhospitals and convert them to microfilm. Also, they filmed local high schoolfootball games and developed the 16mm film at the shop.
Peter, better known as “Pete” had a passion for photography. He always had a camera around his neck. He was able to purchase Honeywell Pentax at wholesale through his microfilm connections. Before long Pete had a camera store. He also had a new location near downtown Youngstown.
Pete’s son Jim, began working at the store after school and on Saturday
Youngstown Microfilm opened in Boardman
Jim purchased a building in South Bridge and the store was moved to their current location 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Youngstown, Ohio
We officially changed the name to YM camera. (Youngstown Microfilm)
After graduation from Baldwin Wallace College, Jim’s son, Robby begins working at the store. Third generation family business! Robby has his grandfathers passion for photography and his dads passion for business
YM Camera celebrates a record sales year & hires more staff
YM expands their location and adds our new second level Loft. The Loft is dedicated to learning and experience within the store!
YM camera Wins Digital Imaging Reporter E-Tailer of the Year for excellence in online sales