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Chamber Foundation

“A rising tide lifts all ships.”



The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, formed in 1986, serves as the 501(c)(3)-exempted supporting organization for the Regional Chamber.  We appreciate the support of a diverse group of stakeholders, including corporate sponsors, nonprofits and foundations.

The Chamber Foundation has a long tradition of supporting many of the Valley’s most prosperous economic development activities, from steel and automotive projects to energy exploration and advanced manufacturing enterprises. Most recently, we have built support to launch new programming in the areas of workforce development, commercial corridor upgrades and military affairs.

Our mission as the operating foundation of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is to generate support for efforts to provide economic development and business services that promote the business membership and the Mahoning Valley region, while emphasizing the importance of education to prepare our future workforce for an increasingly competitive and global economy.

In 2016 alone, the Regional Chamber’s Economic Development team facilitated more than $1 billion in regional economic investment, contributed to a multitude of business expansion, retention and attraction efforts and continued to advance efforts in site selection promotion.

Did you know that just $423.93 in donations will result in the creation of one job? And $1 million will create more than 1,600 jobs!

Chamber Foundation Board of Directors

Attorney Martha Bushey, Chairwoman
Manchester, Newman & Bennett

Mr. Pete Asimakopoulos
EVP, Small Business Banking & Youngstown Market President
First National Bank

Atty. Matthew Blair
Blair & Latell Co., LPA

Mr. Matthew Love
Senior VP, Finance & Strategy, Mercy Health System Youngstown

Mr. Ed Muransky

CEO, The Muransky Companies

Mr. Theodore Schmidt
Regional President, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC

Mr. Doug Sweeney

President, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC

Chamber Foundation Board Meeting Calendar

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